What's wrong with the Seahawks' offense? Is it time to panic? Here's what people are talking about after the Seahawks' 12-9 win over the 49ers in their home opener.
It took 112 minutes and 54 seconds, but the Seahawks finally scored a touchdown.
They turned in a lackluster season-opening performance in Green Bay that resulted in three field goals. Then another uninspiring three quarters against the 49ers Sunday that resulted in two more from Blair Walsh. Then it happened.
But, of course, they missed the PAT because the Seahawks offense can’t have nice things.
It was enough for the Seahawks to escape with a 12-9 win over San Francisco. But Sunday’s uninspiring performance hardly made anyone feel good about the Seahawks this season. So, is it time to panic?
On social media, the answer was almost certainly yes.
Does all the blame for the offensive struggles fall on the offensive line? Unsurprisingly, #FireBevell was trending on Twitter during the game. But Russell Wilson also struggled to hit his receivers, even when he had a protected pocket to operate in. And, when he did — like twice to Tanner McEvoy and another to Jimmy Graham — dropped passes abounded.
Graham finished with just one catch for one yard. He’s now reeled in four passes on nine targets for nine total yards through two games this season.
Wilson was again often left scrambling. On Seattle’s lone touchdown drive, Wilson took off and ran three times for 23 yards. But he also experienced accuracy issues little like we’ve seen from him since arriving in Seattle, pressure or not.
Between Wilson’s often iffy effort, Eddie Lacy’s healthy scratch and the lack of Thomas Rawls in the running back rotation, it opened the door for Chris Carson. He finished with 93 yards on 20 carries. Rawls had four yards on five.
If that game left you down, despite the win, let us cheer you up: