The Seattle Seahawks are 7-1, but anyone who watched Monday Night Football knows that Pete Carroll‘s team hardly has everything figured out.
Instead, the St. Louis Rams exposed the Seahawks as Russell Wilson and the Seattle offense was only able to muster seven first downs and 135 total yards! When was the last time a Super Bowl-winning team managed to amass less than 140 yards of total offense? Heck, Peyton Manning and the Denver Broncos can spit that many yards out in the first two drives of the game.
Many are claiming that Seattle’s offensive struggles stem from a leaky offensive line, but that excuse isn’t going to fly come playoff time. Thankfully, Wilson and company were able to squeak out of the Midwest with a win and currently stand as the best team in the NFC — record wise.
So, as the regular season starts to round into form it’s crucial for the Seahawks to improve on the offensive side of the ball, because playoff games in the NFL won’t be won by an offense that can only muster 135 total yards.