Good morning. I’m headed out of the Motor City and to Seattle later this morning. We’ll have our regular Monday Morning QB chat at 11 a.m. today.
But for now, let’s take a look at some reaction from Seattle’s 28-24 loss to Detroit on Sunday.
Here’s my game story from Sunday. The Seahawks have given up over 400 yards of offense in two of their past three contests. “I think the offense played great – good enough for us to win the game,” Seattle safety Earl Thomas said. “If somebody would’ve told me that the offense was going to give us 24 points, I would have taken it all day long. So I think this game is more on us, especially being in the back end (of the defense). We gave up some explosive plays, everybody across the board. But now we need to move on to the Vikings (Seattle’s next opponent at home Nov. 4).”
John McGrath of The News Tribune writes that it’s time to delete the elite tag from Seattle’s defense. McGrath:“An elite defense doesn’t enable Titus Young to collect statistics that suggest he’ll develop into a candidate for the Pro Football Hall of Fame. An elite defense doesn’t afford Matthew Stafford the option – and it always was there –of dumping off an unchallenged outlet pass that moves the first-down chains.”
Russell Wilson threw a season-high 35 times, as the Seahawks were effective passing the ball against a banged-up Detroit secondary. “The thing I’m most excited about is that last drive we had,” Seahawks receiver Sidney Rice said. “We went down and drove the ball. We ran the ball. We made the plays that needed to be made. And I feel like we’re capable of doing that every single time we’re out there as an offense.”
Note … sorry about the typo in the headline earlier
Well, that was a frustrating football game. The Seahawks certainly had their chances to win that game. But they have yet to really put together four good quarters of football from all aspects this season.
Let’s get to it …
1. In your mind, where do the Seahawks stand after today’s game, and where are they headed?
2. Did you lose some faith in the Seahawks defense today, and why?
3. What are your general thoughts when an opposing team is facing third down?
Stafford also scored from a yard out on a bootleg run to give the Lions a 21-17 with 11:35 left in the game.
But Seattle battled back, with rookie quarterback Russell Wilson leading the Seahawks on a 12 play, 87-yard drive for a score. Wilson found tight end Zach Miller in the back of the end zone, for a 16-yard touchdown, giving Seattle the lead 24-21.
Receiver Braylon Edwards was a surprise addition to the Seattle Seahawks inactive list this morning. According to the team, Edwards woke up with a swollen knee. Trainers drained it here at the stadium, but it swelled again during pregame workouts.
Edwards was supposed to get significant reps today in his return to his hometown of Detroit. But now that he’s out, Golden Tate will continue to start at split end, and Seattle has only four receivers active for today’s game — Sidney Rice, Ben Obomanu, Charly Martin and Tate.
Defensive tackle Jason Jones (ankle) is inactive, as well as offensive lineman John Moffitt.
For Detroit, three defensive starters are inactive in cornerback Jacob Lacey (concussion), linebacker DeAndre Levy (hamstring) and safety Amari Spievey (concussion).
Jonte Green will start at cornerback for Lacey, Ashlee Palmer will start at outside linebacker for Levy, and Ricardo Silva will start at safety for Spievey.