The Seahawks had to use two timeouts in the span of three plays in the second quarter because of communication problems. They had just 86 yards in the first half and looked out of sync.

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MINNEAPOLIS — The Seahawks had problems with their headsets Sunday during their 10-9 wild-card victory over the Vikings, which led to communication issues.

The offense had to burn multiple timeouts before plays because they weren’t on the same page. Part of that was because offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell’s headset was “scratchy” and “going in and out,” quarterbacks coach Carl Smith said.

Smith said it was hard for quarterback Russell Wilson to hear calls from Bevell through his helmet, and it was an issue all game.

“It stayed scratchy,” Smith said. “You could hear him, but it was just scratchy.”

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Wilson said sometimes he just had to call the play because he couldn’t get the call.

“Bev hung in there with me,” Wilson said. “I could hear bits and pieces of the play. You hear the formation or protection or route or whatever it may be, so you just try to put the two together.”

The Seahawks had to use two timeouts in the span of three plays in the second quarter because of communication problems. They had just 86 yards in the first half and looked out of sync.

“There were a couple times we weren’t on the same page,” guard J.R. Sweezy said. “When we’re all on the same page, we’re really good. That kind of explains why we were slow at the beginning  … sometimes.”

Coach Pete Carroll said those headset problems aren’t normal, but the Seahawks adjusted.

“I can take a shot at AT&T and Verizon right now, but, yeah, it was like a bad connection,” Smith said. “Not so much a cellphone, just a bad connection. Like those old rotary phones.”