Game Review: Seattle Seahawks vs. Green Bay Packers
Monday, September 21, 2015
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The Green Bay Packers Defense Shut Down Marshawn Lynch
In last night's game, Marshawn Lynch had 15 carries for 41 yards. The Green Bay Packers' defensive line was inside Lynch's head all game, managing to shut him down at or behind the line of scrimmage time after time. Lynch was certainly not a factor in Sunday night's game. Beast mode's longest run of the night was just 11 yards. The serious problems with the Seahawks' ground game put loads of pressure on their passing game, which in turn was struggling a little less than their run game.
Jimmy Graham Not a Primary Target Against Packers
The newly acquired tight end for the Seahawks had an impressive first debut last week against the Rams, but a less than mediocre performance this week. However, it was not all his fault. Graham was only thrown to twice, one of which he picked up a significant 11 yard gain. What gives Russell Wilson? Packers pass coverage was good, I'll admit it, but instant replays showed recurring opportunities for Wilson to find Graham in open space. Jimmy Graham and Russell Wilson need to get back on the same page.
Russell Wilson Struggles to Stay Poised in the Pocket
Too many times last night we saw Russell Wilson on the run, and getting tackled after picking up a minimal gain. Either the Seahawks offensive line was doing an ineffective job, or Russell Wilson wasn't staying poised as a quarterback. Either way, this lead to a terrible passing performance from the Seahawks. A panicky Russell Wilson is not useful. Overall, pressured or not, Wilson missed too many passing opportunities last night.
Seahawks Defense Outplayed by Packers Offense
The Seahawks defesive unit gave up 361 total yards against the Packers. The Seahawks defensive unit gave the Packers 34 minutes of possesion time. The Seahawks defensive unit needs Kam Chancellor back. The Packers tore apart Seattle with their passing game. The Seahawks need to swallow their pride so we can regain Kam Chancellor and find our groove on defense again. Everyone in Seattle's defense seems lost without their star safety, and it is losing them games.
No Big Kick Return from Tyler Lockett
The rookie phenomenon, Tyler Lockett, has given the Seahawks key punt and kick returns throughout the preseason and on into the regular season. His big plays have always been a huge energy blast for Seattle, but not this week. Lockett's return game was less than adequate against Green Bay. I think the other teams around the NFL are starting to learn their lesson about kicking to Tyler Lockett.
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