The Seahawks’ offense wasn’t necessarily quiet today totaling over 347 yards but were not productive in the loss to the Baltimore Ravens. Russell Wilson went 20 for 41 through the air for a total of 241 yards, but did throw a costly pick-six to Marcus Peters, returned for 67 yards, in the second quarter. Chris Carson had a quiet day rushing for 65 yards.
The Seahawks were facing a 4th and short 3 in the 3rd quarter and decided to let Jason Myers attempt a field goal. He missed, giving the Ravens prime real estate which turned into 7 points. Late in the 4th quarter, D.K. Metcalf fumbled the rock resulting in a scoop and score for the Ravens, which put the game away at that point.
It was not a good day on the field or on the sidelines for the Seahawks.
For the Ravens, they earned their first win in Seattle in franchise history with the legs of Lamar Jackson. He rushed 14 times for 116 yards and threw for an additional 143. He was slippery and made the Seattle defense look incapable of tackling. However, the Seahawks encountered a similar player in Alvin Kamara in Week 3. The Seahawks tackling woes remained an issue with their inability to contain Lamar Jackson.
I will give credit to the Seahawks’ secondary: They were able to deflect 5 passes and contain the deep ball. Marquise Blair, a rookie out of Utah, made his first start of the season tonight and had an impact. I would expect him to continue to fill in for Bradley McDougald and Lano Hill. The Ravens’ Mark Andrews dropped three passes that were essentially wide open.
Earl Thomas had a quiet three tackles in his return to Seattle.
Looking ahead, the Seahawks get on the road to Atlanta to face another set of birds, the Falcons, next week. Atlanta (1-6) took it on the chin by the Rams earlier today and this puts head coach Dan Quinn’s future into jeopardy for Atlanta. It will be a good opportunity for a rebound game, inside a dome, where Russell seems to thrive.