Six games into the season and the Seattle Seahawks are 3-3 and in third place in the NFC West. The defending Super Bowl champions have plenty of reason for concern after their 28-26 loss to the lowly Rams. In a very good division and a strong NFC, the Seahawks are no lock to get to the playoffs.
If you look at the box score Sunday, you would think Seattle dominated in all facets of the game. Somehow, they ended up with a loss. Their defense didn’t play as well as they could have hoped. They trailed early and had to try and come back late. They missed a two-point conversion. They couldn’t pick up a fumble in the final minute to get the ball back and try and win the game. There were too many mistakes made by a Seahawks team that seems to be in a state of confusion.
Percy Harvin didn’t seem to get along with his teammates, and he didn’t want to be on the field at times. With that being said, the Seahawks lose a big playmakers and a talented receiver and special teams player. Replacing Harvin won’t be easy. This Seahawks offense just doesn’t have the firepower. Greg Baldwin and Jermaine Kearse are forced to become top receivers, which they are not. If you’re in Seattle, you have to be concerned. This team doesn’t have the same talent that they did last season when they won the Super Bowl. Seeing them repeat right now is tough, and seeing them make the playoffs doesn’t look as bright as it did a couple weeks ago.
After two straight losses, the Seahawks head to Carolina for a must-win against the Panthers. A fourth loss on the season in the NFC West is going to put them in a hole that may be tough to climb back from. The Seahawks remaining schedule is far from easy, and includes four games against the Cardinals and 49ers. Those games turn into must-wins. It’s always tough for a team to repeat, but to try and do it without playmakers on the outside is damn near impossible.