Seattle Seahawks sit at .500 after step back from winning formula
Nov 07 2018
Rivers has been a consistent playmaker for the Chargers as this was the 7th good game in a row from him. The Chargers defense stepped up as well to lay out the quarterback four times. Frankly, neither of the Seahawks units rose to the challenge either, until the final minutes that is.
The Seahawks had one final chance to tie the game at the end of Sunday's contest against the Chargers.
But from the 6, there was no real choice but to pass, and Seattle lined up in a pretty basic passing formation, what is commonly called "11 personnel" - three receivers, one tight end and one running back. This loss stings coming after a week when the Seahawks asserted themselves as serious postseason contenders, they were decimated by the Chargers. After all, if the Seahawks aren't opening holes in the ground game it stands to reason they might be giving up overwhelming pass pressure as well. Caleb Sturgis missed the only field goal he attempted on the day for the Chargers.
And just like they did in London when the Chargers denied Tennessee's 2-point conversion attempt to preserve a 20-19 win, the defense came through again.
Carson had been listed as questionable on the injury report with a groin problem, but wasn't on the inactive list the Seahawks released before the game. The six-year veteran is the first kicker since the Raiders' Jim Breech in 1979 to miss a PAT and field goal in three straight games. The Chargers did not respond to Seattle's motion, evidence to the Seahawks that Los Angeles was in a zone.
Sturgis was 9 of 15 this season on extra points and 9 of 13 on field goals. He also hasn't missed an extra point this season. would it have been better for Seattle to stick with Hauschka?