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Protection struggles in Week 10 loss

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The Seahawks misplaced to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in Week 10 21-16. Seattle is now 6-4 and, no less than briefly, nonetheless atop the NFC West. The San Francisco 49ers, who defeated Seattle in Week 2, might technically take the lead within the division with a victory in Week 11.

Seattle has a bye week this week, in fact. The Seahawks aren’t actually a beaten-up workforce or something; they’ve stayed comparatively wholesome this 12 months. However the rookie class that’s enjoying so effectively proper now may merely want a break to get re-energized.

However one factor was positive in Week 10 in Germany and that’s Seattle appeared like a drained group. Or they simply got here out flat. Both method, they appeared worse than they’ve in about two months.

How did the Seahawks grade in Week 10?

Quarterback

Geno Smith wasn’t practically as efficient as he had been by way of a lot of the season for a lot of the recreation on Sunday. He additionally misplaced a fumble deep in Buccaneers territory when Seattle was making an attempt to catch up. However Geno nonetheless deserves props for making an attempt to guide a valiant comeback. The comeback might need absolutely labored as effectively if not for extra horrible protection late within the recreation. Smith nonetheless completed 23 for 33 for 275 yards and a couple of touchdowns and a quarterback score of 115.1. Smith additionally, sadly, led Seattle in dashing with 22 yards.

Grade: B-

Operating backs

There may be little or no to say right here because the Seahawks did practically zero operating the ball. Nevertheless, Ken Walker did end with 6 catches for 55 yards. In any other case, Seattle ran the ball 14 instances for 39 yards. A variety of the blame for the failed dashing assault goes on the offensive line, although.

Grade: C

Extensive receivers/tight ends

This was a bizarre recreation for the tight ends. They had been practically invisible within the first half (one catch complete) after which to start out the second half the tight ends had been the focal a part of the primary scoring drive. The receivers had been simply OK besides for 2 issues. One, DK Metcalf had one other unsportsmanlike penalty known as on him – the fifth of that type of penalty known as in opposition to him in his profession – and this triggered Jason Myers to should make a 55-yard area objective which he did. Two, Marquise Goodwin made an unimaginable catch in the long run zone for Seattle’s final landing. Goodwin has been a lot better over a lot of the previous couple of video games and that’s good to see.

Grade: C+

Offensive line

The road had in all probability its second-worst recreation of the 12 months. Geno Smith was sacked thrice and Ken Walker, the one operating again to have any carries, rushed for a median of 1.7 yards per carry. That’s not winnable soccer.

Grade: D

Defensive position

The inside of the Seahawks’ line of defense was higher over the past a number of video games main as much as Week 10 after which every part fell aside. Shelby Harris truly might need been OK and that was it. Seattle had one quarterback hit in opposition to the Bucs and it was Harris. However Tampa Bay got here into the sport averaging 60 yards a recreation dashing. They completed with 144 yards in Week 10 and punched Seattle within the mouth, metaphorically, and Seattle had zero solutions.

Grade: F

Edge rushers/linebackers

There was an excellent second when Cody Barton jumped excessive for an interception of Tom Brady after which a bunch of unhealthy moments. No sacks by this group, only one sort out for loss, Tampa Bay had the ball for 36:55 of the sport and transformed 10 of 15 third down makes an attempt. A lot of the blame goes towards the linebackers.

Grade: F

Cornerbacks/safeties

Tom Brady threw the ball 29 instances and but Seattle was solely given credit score for two passes defended by the secondary. A kind of was an interception by Tariq Woolen (his fifth of the season) which got here on a cross to Tom Brady from a operating again. The Seahawks additionally appeared to have quite a few communication breakdowns, particularly on Julio Jones’ 31-yard landing reception which began on a crossing sample, and likewise within the deep center.

Grade: D

Particular groups

Not a lot else you may ask from this group. Jason Myers made a 55-yard area objective with ease. Michael Dickson was simply crushing punts all day. He had a protracted of 68 yards with one other over 60 as effectively. He completed with 5 punts with a web common of fifty.6 per.

Grade: A

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