The Seattle Seahawks gave up 21 first half points to the Los Angeles Rams on Sunday and went into the half with only three points on offense. Two Quandre Diggs interceptions on the Rams first two possessions of the third quarter and a blocked field goal attempt by Rasheem Green on the third were the kind of plays the team needed to help the Seahawks offense get opportunities they needed to get back into the game.
Unfortunately, the Seahawks weren’t able to capitalize with the defense holding the Rams to 28 points. It was the lowest scoring game for the Rams offense since the first time Pete Carroll faced off against Sean McVay in Week 5 of the 2017 season.
So what was missing for Seattle on offense?
Sean Widmer, co-host of the Jay and Kevin Show on KXLY in Spokane, joined the podcast this week and says that Tyler Lockett is the “spice” that’s been missing from this Seahawks offense since suffering an injury against the San Francisco 49ers. Russell Wilson attempted two deep passes to Lockett in this game, but Troy Hill was able to knock one down and he intercepted the other.
Tyler Lockett's last 4 stat lines:— Mike Clay (@MikeClayNFL) December 9, 2019
The bright spot is that Lockett’s four catches for 43 yards could signal that he’s getting well at the right time. It could also help to put him into position for some personal milestones. Tyler needs just 92 yards over the next three games to set a career-high for yards in a season. He only needs to average 42 yards per game to break 1,000 receiving yards and become the eight player in franchise history to hit that milestone.
In a game where it was difficult to find many positives, and despite two fumbles by the Seahawks, Sean points to the fact that Seattle broke a 4-game streak of turning over the football on the ground. Tune in to the post-game recap, as we talk about the Seahawks offense moving forward, especially with the loss of Rashaad Penny for the season.
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