I will try to ignore the controversy that took place 2 weeks ago, but I admit it will be hard to avoid. At 2-2 the Seattle Seahawks have been on quite a roller coaster. A big win vs. the Dallas Cowboys showed how strong this team can be at times, while losses against the Cardinals and Rams also frustrated Seahawks fans. When you throw in some luck, and some great defense it has been just enough to put the Seahawks at .500.
To say the Seattle Seahawks have no passing game may be one of the understatements of the NFL season. They come into Sunday ranked last in the league in passing yards per game (130.8) and most of that blame has to go to Russell Wilson. I admit I was very high on Wilson before the season and felt he was the clear choice over Matt Flynn. However, things may change in Seattle if Wilson can’t improve his performance in the coming weeks. While the passing game has been bad, Marshawn Lynch is back to “beast mode” leading the league in rushing yards (423) proving last year was not a fluke. As long as Lynch keeps pounding the ball up the middle and continues to dominate, it may be just enough to spark the Seahawks passing game. If Seattle wants any chance at a wildcard spot, they have to get the passing attack going now.
While the Seahawks defense has been a disappointment, their defense has been an absolute force. Just look back to Week 3 against the Green Bay Packers when they sacked Aaron Rodgers 8 times in the first half. Chris Clemons has been the man off the edge with 5 sacks, leading the Seahawks pass rush. Rookie DE Bruce Irvin has proven the Seahawks front office right when they took him in the 1st round, already showing elite pass rush ability, although he is still a work in progress. In the secondary while Brandon Browner has been a bit of a disappointment this year, but still gives Seattle a physical presence in the secondary. If the Seahawks can keep up the pressure, it will open things up for their secondary to make plays and put their offense in a better position to score
Russell Wilson: 60 completions of 100 attempts for 594 yards// 4 TD’s 4 INT’s
Marshawn Lynch: 92 carries for 423 yards// 2 TD’s
Russell Wilson: 22 carries for 80 yards
Robert Turbin: 13 carries for 65 yards
Sidney Rice: 12 receptions for 132 yards// 1 TD
Zach Miller: 9 receptions for 91 yards
Golden Tate: 7 receptions for 113 yards// 2 TD’s
K.J Wright: 30 tackles
Kam Chancellor: 28 tackles
Bobby Wagner: 23 tackles
Chris Clemons: 5 sacks
Bruce Irvin: 2.5 sacks
Brandon Mebane: 2 sacks
Richard Sherman: 2 interceptions
Brandon Browner: 1 interception
At 2-2 my level of concern for the Seattle Seahawks is a little more than normal. Russell Wilson can’t seem to get the ball to his receivers, and it has hurt their offense in the process. I was a Wilson fan before the year, but if he doesn’t improve by Week 7 or 8, Matt Flynn could get another shot at the job. This team could be 1-3 if not for the “Monday Night Debacle” but a win is a win. Unfortunately, this team just isn’t to the point where they can seriously contend in the NFC West or for a playoff spot.