The state of affairs was utterly acquainted for Russell Wilson and the Seattle Seahawks. Trailing late, with the ball, needing a landing to win.
The eventual consequence was far completely different. But then, seemingly every thing concerning the Seahawks’ efficiency on Sunday was completely different than anticipated.
There had been no late heroics for Wilson. Instead it was an extended record of head-scratching questions on what went improper in a 17-12 loss to the New York Giants.
The third-best scoring offense within the league was dropped at a halt by New York’s protection. Wilson was indecisive and hesitant, taking sacks when he shouldn’t. The run recreation was deserted too quickly, with Seattle working backs carrying the ball simply 15 occasions versus 43 move makes an attempt.
Seattle took its first dwelling lack of the season and threw the NFC West race into some turmoil. Instead of capitalizing on the softest portion of their schedule, the Seahawks fell again right into a tie with the Los Angeles Rams on prime of the division.
I’m actually stunned that that is how we seemed in opposition to this recreation plan that that they had,” Seattle coach Pete Carroll stated. “I thought we could do a lot of stuff that just didn’t happen for us. I need to see why and really break it down.”
Seattle was held to 327 whole yards by the Giants, the fourth straight recreation the Seahawks failed to succeed in 350. Making it harder was the shortage of massive chunk yardage that made Seattle’s offense so potent earlier within the season. The longest offensive play was Chris Carson’s 28-yard landing reception within the fourth quarter that pulled the Seahawks inside 17-12.
Wilson completed 27 of 43 for 263 yards. He threw an interception that bounced off Carson’s arms and into the arms of Darnay Holmes. Wilson additionally muffed a snap that become a fumble within the first half and had a number of different harmful throws that just about turned turnovers.
Most regarding had been the sacks and hits Wilson took. Earlier within the season, Wilson was decisive and assured together with his selections. Against the Giants, he appeared hesitant, usually holding again from letting go of a move and exposing himself to further time within the pocket — and extra hits.