The Seattle Seahawks suffered a 17-12 loss at the hands of the New York Giants to drop to 8-4 on the season and lose sole possession of first place in the NFC West. Here are five takeaways from the game.
Abysmal offensive play
Opposing defenses have been limiting the Seahawks’ amount of shot plays, and this has been a significant factor in the stalling of Seattle’s offense in recent weeks. However, the Seahawks couldn’t get much going even with the big plays eliminated. Receivers couldn’t get open and Russell Wilson made erratic decisions, turning the ball over twice, both in inconvenient instances. The first was a lost fumble, and the second saw Chris Carson lose a Wilson pass that subsequently ended up in Darnay Holmes’ arms. Brian Schottenheimer’s play-calling was also questionable, particularly on fourth downs. The Seahawks offense went up-tempo late in the game and even managed a beautiful touchdown pass to Carson to get within one score. It wasn’t enough to overcome the lack of offensive production in the first three quarters.