Seattle Seahawks Looked Dreadful on Offense Against the St. Louis Rams

By Todd Pheifer
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The Seattle Seahawks did not look good on offense against the St. Louis Rams. Actually, that is perhaps too kind. Seattle looked very bad on offense. They most certainly did not look like a team that is supposed to be a Super Bowl contender.

In this sloppy game that featured a total of 18 penalties between the two teams, the Seahawks had 135 yards in total offense. They only mustered four first downs and were 2-for-11 on third down conversions.


What was the problem? Simply put, the Seahawks struggled mightily with pass protection. Seattle really misses Russell Okung, and Russell Wilson was given very little time to throw the ball. Marshawn Lynch couldn’t get going and he finished with 23 yards on only eight carries.

Not exactly Beast Mode.

This is going to be a problem going forward if Seattle can’t build a little confidence on offense. For all the accolades given to Russell Wilson, he looked very vulnerable against a very active Rams defense.

If the offensive line does not start playing better, this team is really going to struggle against tougher teams like the New Orleans Saints and the San Francisco 49ers. Wilson will not survive the beating, particularly against a team like the ‘Niners.

After this divisional showdown on Monday Night Football, the offense needs to buy dinner for the defense. The defense did give up 339 yards of offense, including 200 on the ground. However, the Rams were held to three field goals.

This was an ugly win for the Seahawks. The offensive line had better figure things out, or these types of games are going to turn into ugly losses.

Todd Pheifer covers the Seattle Seahawks for Rant Sports. Follow him on Twitter @tpheifer, “Like” him on Facebook and add him to your network on Google+.

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