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SeahawkCentric: Rams Edge Hawks

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It’s hard to believe the Seahawks lost a game in which they held their opponent to 3 field goals and 64 yards rushing, but that’s exactly what happened on Sunday as Seattle came up short against the LA Rams 9-3.  The loss exposed several problems the Seahawks will need to address in order to reach their ultimate goal of a Super Bowl.  It’s not a good look if you can’t beat a team that doesn’t score a touchdown on the road in your own division.  I know it’s only week 2, but there’s cause for concern in the Emerald City.

The biggest cause for concern is the health of Russell Wilson.  There were several times on Sunday the high ankle sprain kept Russ from accelerating to pick up a first down or eluding would be tacklers.  His lack of mobility is hurting the offense and its ability to sustain drives.  There’s no winning without Russ in the lineup, but it is clear the best thing would be to rest the ankle for a few weeks.  We’ll see which way Pete decides to go with this one.

The other issue (That won’t go away) is the offensive line.  Although Miami and LA both have dominant defensive fronts the line has failed to protect the quarterback or open up holes for the running game.  Hopefully Germain Ifedi will return soon to help fix the problem.  Otherwise Trevone Boykin will be leading this team to a 6-10 record.

On the bright side the Seahawks are playing great defense and Jimmy Graham is making progress so there’s no need to panic just yet.  The NFC West is deadlocked and Carolina and Green Bay both have a loss.  If we can make to the bye week 3-1 we’ll be in good shape.

Next up is the San Francisco 49ers.  Ordinarily I would be making jokes about this game, but people that live in glass houses shouldn’t throw stones.  The Niners managed to score 27 points on the road in Carolina so they can’t be overlooked.  As much as I would like to.  I’ll make my prediction on Friday so until then let’s all keep a SeahawkCentric state of mind shall we?