Curtis Allen’s week eighteen watchpoints (vs Rams)

This is a guest article by Curtis Allen. After the game tune into the instant reaction live stream which will be available on here and on our YouTube channel.

The NFL marathon of the regular season is nearly over.  There is just one more game on the docket and it is against a hated division foe, at home in Seattle with their playoff lives on the line, no less.

The Seahawks have an annoying trend going.  Finishing the year on an up-note and winning the last couple games of the season long after any hopes of a really good playoff seeding have been extinguished.  They are like that golfer who starts out well, blows up on a couple holes on the back nine but ends the round with a nice drive or a clutch putt on the 18th hole.  That is what keeps you coming back.

Can they end the season in that typical fashion?  We will see.  The Rams are a wounded animal.

Not many Super Bowl champions can claim to have as horrible a following season as the 2022 Rams.  They are more than ready to finish out a nightmare of a season.  Last week, they faced an amped up Chargers team in the thick of the playoff race and they could not muster any energy to meet the moment.  They looked like they were sleepwalking through the game.  The Chargers mopped the field with them and did whatever they wanted to.

Will the Rams be more up for this game?  No doubt they will be.  It is a division game and at this point all the Rams have to motivate them is ‘at least we spoiled a division opponent who was trying to backdoor their way into the playoffs.’  

It might be enough if the Seahawks are not careful.

How can the Seahawks win this game?

Running the ball and stopping the run.  If you are tired of hearing me say that, please know that I am tired of saying it.  Watching this run defense and hoping that the running game can support Geno Smith has been a dreadful experience at times this year.

The Seahawks have one more shot to deliver on their formula.

When the Rams have the Ball

Mission #1 is to stop Cam Akers.  He has been extremely effective running the ball in his last two games, turning 42 carries into 241 yards and 3 touchdowns.  That is 5.73 yards per carry.

You should know those fabulous numbers are not being propped up by a couple fantastic runs followed by a bunch of duds.  Of those 42 carries, Akers gained 5 yards or more on 19 of them – nearly half the time.  He has been consistently good and that spells trouble for the Seahawks defense.

Last week the Jets only gained 75 yards on the ground against the Seahawks, their second-best performance on run defense this season.  Unfortunately it is not much to be proud of.  As I said in last week’s preview, the Jets might be the worst run offense in the NFL at the moment and they still managed to average 4.41 yards per carry against the Seahawks.  The only reason they did not get more yards is because the coaching staff inexplicably ran the ball only seventeen times in the game.  They asked Mike White – Mike White! – to carry the offense by throwing 46 times in the game, while the running backs were effectively moving on one of the worst run defenses in the NFL.  White did not reward their trust and the game was comfortably in hand for the Seahawks.

Do you think Sean McVay will make the same mistake?  Me neither.

He will find ways to keep Akers hot.  Might as well leave it all out on the field, right?

If Akers is contained, that puts a lot of pressure on Baker Mayfield to carry the offense — who at this point in time he is not much better than Mike White.  

He had a memorable win in his first game with the Rams days after being picked up, then beat the Broncos.  He quickly came back down to earth the following week against the Chargers.  Why?

The Chargers defense came to play, whereas the broken and demoralized Broncos defense did not.

McVay designed several simple plays for Mayfield, completely understandable as he had to suit up before even shaking hands with most of his teammates.  When Mayfield is called to play simply and there is not a pass rush in his face, he is fine.  Screens, dumpoffs to Akers in the flat and simple slant throws are relatively easy to make when the defense is not pressuring you.

He also has been very effective on designed rollouts, plays where the offense is lined up on a hash mark that call for him to roll out to the other side of the field and have a couple targets to choose from, a near target for 4-6 yards and a deeper target for 10-15.

They work well when he has Akers on his game to play-action to in order to draw the defense away from him and has a wide swath of field and time to make decisions.

When he has rushers in his face pressuring him to scramble, he turns back into the Baker Mayfield that got unceremoniously dumped by two different organizations this year.

Edge players like Uchenna Nwosu, Darrell Taylor and Boye Mafe will need to be smart and disruptive.  If they can create pressure in standard packages, that will cause all kinds of trouble for Mayfield.  It would be an added bonus if they could smartly handle those designed roll outs by either covering their assigned man or quickly getting upfield and into the quarterback’s face and taking away those easy choice throws.

It would be a huge bonus if they could get some inside pressure as well.  Mayfield is not the quickest at backpedaling and processing the play.  If he has direct pressure coming from the middle that narrows the gap, he will struggle to make plays.  If he has time, like any quarterback worth his salt, he is effective.

Evidence:  In the Broncos game, Mayfield was not sacked and the offense converted 6 of 10 third downs on their way to a 51-point day.  

The Chargers game?  He was sacked three times.  All three were on third down and killed the drive and on one of them he was stripped and the Chargers recovered the ball.

Blitz if you have to, Seahawks.  Get in Mayfield’s face and good things will happen.

In the last three games, the Seahawks defense is 10th in the NFL in third down percentage, a vast improvement over their 28th overall for the season.  The difference between a feel-good win and an absolutely frustrating loss to end the season will likely come down to how the defense performs on third down.

When the Seahawks Have the Ball

Run the ball.  Run the ball some more.  And then run the ball again.

The Rams have given up 100 yards rushing in five of their last six games (ironically the sixth is when Seattle only managed 90 yards rushing due to Ken Walker leaving the game early – and he had 36 yards in only three rushes).

The Rams have lost four of those six games.  One of those wins featured the Broncos turning the ball over four times.  The other?  A win against the Raiders in a performance by Derek Carr that started all the drama about him being benched and his future in Las Vegas questioned.

The Rams run defense has regressed badly.  How badly?  In Week Thirteen, when the Seahawks went to LA for their first matchup, the Rams entered that game standing at 5th in the NFL in rushing defense.  Only four games later they are now 10th.  They dropped five whole positions very late in the season.

Teams are running right up the gut on the Rams at will and they are playing like they are broken and just playing the string out.

As Tom Waits sang, “The ship is sinking, the ship is sinking.  There’s a leak, there’s a leak in the boiler room.”

Give Ken Walker all the carries he can handle.  Let him move demoralize this defense.  Make Geno Smith’s day an easy one and we can all end the season with a nice win.

If the Seahawks can run the ball well, not only will it make Smith’s day easier, it will open up opportunities for D.K. Metcalf to turn in a repeat performance against Jalen Ramsey.  Metcalf may not be having the season we all expected of him but there is no doubt he is a highly competitive gamer.  Torching Ramsey again would nicely cap the season for him.

In Week Thirteen Geno Smith led a game-winning drive against the Rams that was a wonderful answer to the ‘yeah but’ crowd when discussing how good he has been this year.  He capped it with a brilliant pass to D.K. Metcalf after drifting in the pocket to avoid pressure and buy some time.

Yeah but he had two turnovers that made the game much harder than it should have been (see what I did there?).  He had a fumble near the Red Zone after not protecting the ball on a great scramble.  He also was intercepted just outside the Red Zone by Bobby Wagner (albeit on a controversial call that should have gone the Seahawks’ way).  

A clean day on the turnover sheet and an effective ground game will produce a low-stress day for the Seahawks.

The Chargers last week did not have any turnovers and pounded the ball on the ground to make for an easy win.  Justin Herbert was perfectly fine, going 24-31 for 239 yards and two touchdown passes.  A game like that is well within Geno’s grasp.

An efficient and effective game would cap his fantastic and improbable regular season in a fine way and be a great selling point to any potential suitors in the free agent market, including his own Seattle Seahawks.  It may seem symbolic but there will be tremendous incentive to end the season on a high note.

Final Thoughts

As we come to the last game of the season, I feel forced to reflect on the utterly high level of unpredictable strangeness we have all witnessed this year in the sphere around this team.

Beating Russell Wilson in Week One.

Geno Smith shocking the world and playing highly competent football.

A four-game winning streak where they looked unbeatable.  Losing five out of six and looking very, very beatable.

Rashaad Penny struggling to get in gear, then getting in gear and absolutely exploding through defenses.  Then just as quickly disappearing from the team with another injury.

A rookie class that actually delivered better results than we thought they would when we were popping champagne corks in April.

Missed tackle after missed tackle on defense.  Players not even lined up right.  Not even knowing what their assignments were.  Bad teams running the ball at will.

Russell Wilson being utterly incapable of stopping the train from going off the tracks in Denver and delivering the Seahawks a top-5 draft pick.

Tyler Lockett being Tyler Lockett.

What a strange, wonderful, frustrating, unexpected and perplexing year it was.

It was my pleasure to share it with all of you.  To enjoy the triumphs and shake our collective heads together at the sorrows and resolutely work our way through the week to the next contest.

Thank you, Rob, for the opportunity once again to post here.

Thank you to the community for the support.  

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  1. Rob Staton

    I would also like to thank Curtis for his incredible work this year. His articles are brilliantly written, so insightful and the perfect preparation before every game. I learn something every time. Coupled with his review pieces and knowledge of the cap, his writing has added so much to the blog.

    A massive part of the community, a superb guest contributor and I can’t thank you enough Cha for everything you do.

  2. Trevor


    Thanks Curtis for all you do!

  3. KennyBadger

    Best Seahawks AND draft site out there fellas. Thanks for all you do – I hope people consider contributing what they can on Patreon.

    I don’t think you can overstate the importance of this coming draft. There is potential for renewal here and I’ll be as nervous during the draft as I am for playoff games. Looking forward to tomorrow and the next few months.

  4. Big Mike

    Thank you so much for all you do here Curtis. As usual, this week’s preview was top notch. And you’re right about this place being the place to be this coming offseason (and beyond).

  5. Romeo A57

    Thanks Curtis for doing these all season.

    The mention about DK maybe not having as great of a season as was anticipated caught my attention. He has been a good player again this season who seems to drop too many passes that should probably be caught. He is a freaky athlete and his speed is absolutely needed in this receiver group. He will never be an elite receiver and probably never live up to the massive contract he just signed.

    Metcalf seems to me to be the same player that he has always been with Smith or Wilson at QB. I am curious if others have a different opinion of DK?

    • Rob Staton

      I think this is what DK is and what he always will be

      • Big Mike

        He’s a bit overpaid imo, tho not drastically so.

  6. Stuart

    Thank you doing these every week Curtis.

    I read somewhere that if we lose tomorrow, there is a chance to get the 10th pick but there are like 6 teams that need to lose.

    Tomorrow night at this time we should know out draft positions.

  7. Olyhawksfan

    Really cool that you dedicate your time to this Rob and Cha.

    “Running the ball and stopping the run. If you are tired of hearing me say that, please know that I am tired of saying it.”

    Amen brother.

  8. Jabroni-DC

    Thank you Cha!


  9. Mick

    This has been a nicer season than I expected. Not quite happy with it though, we need to do better, but not the end of the world without Wilson. These articles have been a highlight for me, so well prepared and written. I want to say thank you, cha.

  10. Gomhawk

    You encapsulated the season very nicely there.

  11. DriveByPoster

    Thanks to Rob & Curtis for another great season of Seahawks coverage. It’s been & bit up & down on the field of play but you have both kept it entertaining & interesting. Good work gentlemen!

  12. bv eburg

    Thank you Curtis. Both your comments and articles are well thought out and articulated. Look forward to tomorrows recap as well as the offseason draft prep.

  13. Ukhawk

    Kinda wish all teams kicked off the last game at the same time

    They do this in the Premiership and it make for an exciting final day in terms of teams qualifying for European cups and getting demoted.

  14. TomLPDX

    Curtis, Thank you for your outstanding contributions this year and throughout the years! The content is amazing and very much appreciated. You and Rob have taught us a great deal about football.

    Rob, again, thank you for ALL you do for us suffering Seahawks fan!

  15. Peter

    Curtis great stuff as usual. Consistently astute observations week to week.

    Always great to see your contract and cap notes.

    Thank you for doing these every week.

  16. AlaskaHawk

    Thanks Curtis, you’ve done a lot of research for these articles.

    Going into this game you have to wonder about the psychological state of the Seahawks. Are they drifting toward finishing the season like the Raiders yesterday? Or are they fighting to the death to win another game and make the playoffs? Like the Titans and Jaguars were fighting yesterday. Should be interesting.

  17. Roy Batty

    Keep a man on Bobby.

    That’s my only advice. He’s playing with his hair on fire against the Hawks. Make sure someone is obstructing his path, at all times, and run it right behind that obstructionist. Once Bobby is out of the play, Walker should be able to make big gains.

  18. Joe

    I see a lot of media chatter about this being McVay’s last game for a while. I think we ought to be prepared for it to be Pete’s last forever.

    • Rob Staton

      Well I have to say I hope so

      Ready for a new era

    • Simo

      I would be pleased if Pete is actually considering walking away, but I’m certainly not convinced he is leaning that direction. It seems he is equally likely to stay on, finish his contract, and keep trying to reach the promised land one more time.

      So, would he be more likely to step down after a win or a loss today? Let’s assume the Packers win tonight and he doesn’t make the playoffs.

      • Jabroni-DC

        Should we start the McVay to Seattle rumor?

        • Geoff u

          Good lord, I would love that. But highly unlikely. I guess it depends if he wants to take a break from coaching, or just coaching the rams due to organizational differences with the higher ups. And of course, if Pete actually retires.

  19. Palatypus

    Cha said, ” They are like that golfer who starts out well, blows up on a couple holes on the back nine but ends the round with a nice drive or a clutch putt on the 18th hole. That is what keeps you coming back.”

    It confounds me how well they do with the loop-dee-loop and the vortex, but that damn windmill and the freaking dinosaur just vexes them.

    • Romeo A57

      😆 I think you are confusing a golf course and an entertainment center. If you have to hit the ball into a clowns head at any point, then you are not on a golf course.

      • Palatypus

        We don’t talk about the clown.

        • Blitzy the Clown


  20. Ashish

    Thank you Cha for excellent articles plus the press conference coverage. I still can’t figure out how you can hear the questions.

  21. ShowMeYourHawk

    Anyone hearing any whispers about Pete’s future? Given the unlikely state of events needed to happen to prolong the season, the silence has been deafening. Obviously, a win at home, not yet knowing if the team’s offseason has already begun, is less likely to clear the picture. However, Pete’s been an institution for a decade+, so if he simply walked away after a win but no playoffs, it’d be fairly anticlimactic.

    Would a post-loss announcement today be the likeliest scenario? I suppose if we win and the Packers still make the playoffs, an announcement could come as soon as tomorrow’s media day. Even though I’d like the team to move forward with new HC leadership, Pete certainly deserves a standing ovation at the end of today’s home game.

    • Palatypus

      Well, you would need a plan for the Senior Bowl. That’s in about three weeks.

    • Rob Staton

      There hasn’t been anything

      Although with the playoffs still possible I wouldn’t expect Pete to announce anything until the season is concluded

    • Peter

      Why would Pete getting a standing ovation today?

      He’s under contract and has maybe the best roster he’s assembled in a decade with a ton of picks and great young players.

      I’m personally over the Pete show but I’m not seeing why he would be motivated to retire. This was not a rebuild, according to him, and frankly has gone way better then many here, pundits, and vegas thought.

      • ShowMeYourHawk

        Best roster? Really? I won’t argue that the future is brighter than it was even two years ago but this current roster is comprised of aging journeymen, broken vets, rookies with potential and our two valuable WR that may not be on the squad by the time we’re ready to compete for a SB again.

        We’re not the complete disaster that was anticipated but not in a position to get excited about much either. We’re exactly where teams like the Dolphins had been for about a decade. Perhaps good enough to make a WC but otherwise mediocre.

        I’m not suggesting he will (or even needs to) retire. Rob had posited that due to the whispers/tweets that had surfaced not too long ago, as well as the Glazer report a few years back, that Pete may be keeping an eye on the exit. Not out of the realm of possibility that he’ll come up short of the playoffs and decide that this season is one to be proud of, given previous expectations. It’s not going out on top but it’s not mired in the 3 win season many of us anticipated. It could be as close to walking away feeling good that he gets anytime soon.

        However, as Jody’s public ownership profile is one of “cheerleader in chief,” who the hell knows what to expect?

        • Peter

          Best roster as in awesome corner, two starting tackles, a good runningback.

          I’m actually pretty down on the roster.

          And hot the Irvin style journeymen.

          I’m just stating that if I were positive Pete instead of pragmatic Peter I’d be looking at things like they were bright.

  22. Romeo A57

    Incredible start to the NE at Buffalo game, beautiful!

    • Big Mike

      Divine intervention?
      Simply amazing

  23. Big Mike

    Like a number of you, I want a change at HC. However, I’d be awfully surprised if Carroll retired. I just don’t see it in his makeup. In fact, I could see him trying to get another (likely shorter) contract if she hasn’t sold by the time his current deal is done.

    • Peter


      Stated above but this season for him is a resounding success. Not for me but generally where many thought it would be.

      • Hebegbs

        I thought it would be quite a bit worse in the W column. 4-5 W’s is what I said. With that, the same issues reared their ugly head. The O-line seems to be taking a turn for the positive as both R tackles exceeded my expectations.

        The D line especially is still what we thought they’d be. Especially in containing the run.

        I have to think with the draft stock they have and the hits in 2022, that is it more likely that optimistic Pete sees a path (in his mind) to a deep playoff run in 2-3 years. Probably 2. I don’t see him retiring after year end here.

        • Palatypus

          This season for Seattle was a resounding success.

          Denver was a resounding disaster.

    • ShowMeYourHawk

      Perhaps if the league proposed sanctions against the Seahawks? It seemed to expedite his departure from USC…..

      All kidding aside, I know that Pete’s stepping away from the SEA HC duties are unlikely but it has to happen at some point. Unless he unexpectedly gets the team back into annual championship contention, I doubt a new buyer would want Pete along for the ride. I suppose Jody retaining him until the team changes hands is the likeliest option. A new owner will likely want to clear house, before long.

  24. cha

    Thank you very much for the positive feedback everyone.

    It is both gratifying and humbling.

    • Hawk Finn

      Sounds like my love life

  25. Sten

    To your point about the end of season trends, I’m frustrated less by the team doing better towards the end of the season (makes it more fun) and more frustrated by certain players doing better, like Dunlap last year. You never know whether it was just a flash in the pan or whether they’re actually getting better. Barton last week was this kind of player, he and the defense somehow looked pretty good without Brooks and with him at middle linebacker.

  26. Scot04

    I’m a little late to the party, but thanks again for all you add Cha.
    Great write up for today by the way.

  27. Forrest

    Dear Jody Allen,

    If you’re planning to switch out Pete this offseason, please do so quickly once the season is decided and before all the big names are off the board.

    Sean Payton

    Jim Harbaugh

    Jim Caldwell/Frank Reich


    If we want Jonathan Gannon, fine. But, don’t be indecisive and miss out, if we want one of the above names.

  28. Bobby54

    Jesus Christ. Texans vs. Colts reminds me of that southpark baseball episode. 5D tank chess

  29. Scot04

    Staley pretty much confirming they will sit all their important players the majority of the game if Cincinnati wins. Wilson should be happy, sounds like he won’t be seeing alot of Mack & Bosa crushing the pocket.
    So here’s hoping the backups come up big.

  30. Elmer

    Best wishes for 2023 to everyone in the SDB community.

    It has been a pleasure and a privilege to share the exceptional SDB content for the 2022 season. Onward to the 2023 draft!

  31. Big Boi

    Colts losing, Bears losing, Ravens losing. Rams playing their last game for their beloved head coach and Bobby Wagner making his return to Seattle. All adds up to picks #5 and 12 or 13. Honestly, that’s possibly a best case scenario. Was it a fun season, sure, but now we have a tremendous dilemma with Geno and having two top 5 picks woulda been kinda awesome as we could have absolutely run the draft. I’m just glad we can now stop cheering for our NFC West rivals whenever they played Denver- that felt awful dirty to me- and we can now hope for the best for Russ and shake off that weird mojo.

  32. Blitzy the Clown

    Congratulations and thank you cha for a fantastic season of pre-game watchpoints, post-game PFF grades and salary cap management information!

    I’m extremely grateful to Rob and everyone who contributes to making this community what it is to me.

  33. Scot04

    Lol. Houston gifting Bears the #1 pick.

    • ShowMeYourHawk

      Lovie thinks he has a chance to retain his job and the team’s draft spot is going to suffer for it.

  34. Bobby54

    It should be illegal what the Colts are doing. I mean can they make it any more obvious? But what can you expect from a team that appointed Jeff Saturday as the new headcoach.

  35. Blitzy the Clown

    A little off topic, but I’d LOVE to pair 6-7 260lb Colby Parkinson with 6-6 270lb Darnell Washington. T

    I’d also trade Fant before the draft.

    And I think I’d jettison Dissly and his $9m 2023 salary. Looks like his dead cap is $6m so cutting him should save about $3m.

  36. JimQ

    RE: DT-Mazi Smith. (A guy I hope will be available with their native 1-st round pick.)

    Apparently, his gun charges were reduced to a misdemeanor, and he pled guilty to his possession charges.
    Has he fallen in rankings as a result of these charges???? I believe Rob has said he is a 1-st round talent.
    After watching tape, this dude is beastly & quick + below is a refresher of his #1 on Feldman’s freak list. Also note: CB- DJ Turner testing #’s he has put up = Fantastic. I would hope the Seahawks have BOTH of these Michigan players on their short list. Also, Smith may likely be the strongest player to enter the NFL in many years. Looks to me like he’ll probably draw many double teams, many of which he’ll defeat, and he will clog up the middle – a lot. I believe he may be the “impact player” that is badly needed on the DL.


    • Matt

      Smith had a pending permit. I personally view this as a non-issue. Apparently he was totally compliant during the whole process.

      *Not celebrating this – but this doesn’t sound like a gang banger situation.

  37. ShowMeYourHawk

    Given the current state of scores, I’m resigning myself to the fact that we’re picking #5. Which, while disappointed we’re likely going to miss out on our choice of the few consensus options, it greatly enhances the probability that we’ll trade out to a team desperate to land the third/fourth QB or whomever of Carter/Anderson has yet to have their name called. With Chicago likely owning the #1 overall spot by end of day, you’ve got to think that that pick will be a QB, selected by a different squad.

    If Levis, Stroud or Richardson are all gone before #5, I think you sell the pick to the highest bidder for future considerations. Young, Carter and Anderson aren’t going to push this squad to the next level.

    • Bobby54

      I would be mad as hell if we pick at 5 and we miss out on the QBs. At least the texans starting to do stupid penalties. But im sure tank commander finds a way to counter that. They probably just run into their own end zone for a safety now

      • Blitzy the Clown

        For me, missing out on the QBs means none of Stroud, Levis or Richardson.

        Ironically, Bryce Young is the most pro-ready QB in the draft. Maybe in the last few drafts. He is virtually unflappable.

        But how many hits can he take in a game, let alone in a season?

        Maybe, maybe if Seattle also drafted a top C like Van Pran and added another top OL like Dawand Jones or Darnell Wright, maybe then.

        Even still, I just don’t know

        • Bobby54

          I like Young but his body is a concern. And i have a feeling that at 5 Stroud, Levis and Richardson are all gone. Texans and colts will pick a QB. Bears and Cards are both prime targets for a trade up. At 3 we would have it in our own hands. Well as long as russ is playing today there is still hope

          • Blitzy the Clown

            Agreed. Three QBs go in the top 4. Maybe even the top 3. Stroud/Levis and Richardson (in that order)

            Not sure where Young goes, but I expect it’ll be top 10.

            • Elmer

              Some mocks have Young going first. Maybe we get a break and Levis falls to #5.

    • Julian L

      Herbert went at #6, Allen at #7, Mahomes at #10, I think Richardson will be there at #5, though I wouldn’t suggest the Seahawks can trade down from there and still hope to draft him.

  38. Blitzy the Clown

    Why sign a guy off the PS in the last week of the season only to make him inactive for the final game?

    What’s the bloody point?

    • ShowMeYourHawk

      5D Chess. Always keep them guessing….

    • cha

      Good guy show of faith for being on the PS all year, maybe a cherry to let Onujiogu know the like him. Brooks hurt, Barton a free agent….Josh can do the 2023 math.

      PS salary: $11,500 for the week

      Active Roster Salary: Something like $45-50,000 for the week

      • Blitzy the Clown

        Good points I hadn’t considered.

        Even still, it’s not like we’re deep at LB. Seems like they coulda gone the whole way and activated him.

  39. Romeo A57

    The Patriots should probably just kick the ball out of bounds for the rest of the game. Has anyone ever had 3 kickoff returns for a TD?

    • Romeo A57

      The Patriots did just give them the ball at the 40 instead of risking another KO Return 😀

  40. Blitzy the Clown

    Indy just scored another 2nd half TD and are now within a FG of the Texans

    4th quarter about to start

    • Blitzy the Clown

      Aaaaaand the Colts have another INT!

      • Rushless pass

        Indy is trying really hard to lose this game!

      • Bobby54

        I have seen a lot of tank jobs. But this game is just next level. NFL should really discuss a lottery after that game. This is ridiculous

        • Rushless pass

          If the colts lose we’re guaranteed 4th at highest right?

          • Blitzy the Clown

            No I think 5th.

            But if they win, we’re guaranteed no lower than 4th

            • All I see is 12s

              I’m sure it’s been explained on here before, but how does that lock us in for the fourth? I’m looking at tank-athon and Arizona is already drafting ahead of them. So Houston Losing locks the one pick and the Colts pick moves down but how does that keep Arizona from passing us if Denver loses?

              • Blitzy the Clown

                Strength of schedule

                • All I see is 12s

                  Yes but wouldn’t Arizona presumably losing to San Francisco put them at 4 and 13 and the Broncos at 5 &12? What am I missing?

                  • Blitzy the Clown

                    Yes Arizona would pick 3rd and then the Denver pick would be the 4th pick

              • Bobby54

                If the Colts win, they cant pass the Broncos even if they win against the Cargers

            • Bobby54

              Yes, Colts win and we pick at least at #4. Could still mean no stroud, Levis or Richardson. But that would require 2 trade ups instead of 1

              • All I see is 12s

                Oh I see. Duh. Thanks

  41. Julian L

    I’ve said it before (last season), but wouldn’t it just make more sense to set the draft order for the top 18 picks after week 15? It wouldn’t stop the lower ranked teams putting in backups to try and throw game fifthteen, but potential playoff teams (and there’d be plenty of them in game 15) wouldn’t be putting out weakened sides, creating unnatural match ups.

    Teams moving out of the Top 18 picks into the playoffs at the end of the season, would see teams they pass, move up a place in the draft order.

  42. Blitzy the Clown

    The Colts take the lead!

    • Bobby54

      Really curious what will be next. Jeff has to have one more trick up his sleeve…

  43. Blitzy the Clown

    The replies are so discouraging

    • Peter

      As a born and raised Seattle native this is the most discouraging thing about Seattle sports fandom.

      Bobby is a legend.

      Let’s just put it to bed. His career here was over.

  44. Feindt

    McDaniel 0/5 in challenges this season prior to the successful one today. Something we know and probably a good Omen for Pete today 😀

  45. Blitzy the Clown

    Colts add a 54-yard FG to take a 31-28 lead with about 3 minutes left

    • Blitzy the Clown

      Excuse me 31-24

  46. Big Boi

    OMG what if the Colts and Texans tie? Texans keep #1 pick and Colts move up to #4 if the Broncos win.

    • Rushless pass

      Don’t put that juju on us!

      • Bobby54

        And here we go lol

  47. UkAlex6674

    Thanks Cha for all your work. It really is superb.

    Looking ahead, I think we beat the Rams (will be close though).

    I also think the Lions can get the W in Green Bay.

  48. Troy

    Colts better pull this shit out, locking in at worst the #4 pick would be huge

  49. Blitzy the Clown

    YES! Colts sack Mills.

    4th and long for Houston with 58 seconds left

  50. Blitzy the Clown


  51. Blitzy the Clown

    31-30 Colts

    Texans going for 2 and the win

    • Bobby54

      Im done. Russ is our last hope

  52. Rushless pass


  53. Blitzy the Clown

    I’m officially disgusted

  54. Mick

    Haha they missed it. What are the Colts gonna do now, give them the ball or score a safety themselves to make sure?

    • Mick

      Taking this back, worst live text I ever got from ESPN

      • Big Boi

        I was sooooo confused and I’m watching the game!

  55. Troy

    Ok we all need to cheer very hard for the broncos to lose the game

  56. David Ashton

    This is silly

  57. Romeo A57

    Disappointed in the Colts for this choke job.

  58. Mick

    Either way, this is obvious, against the spirit of the game and should not be encouraged.

    • Bobby54

      5 blue shirts around 1 white on that last play. And on the 2 point conversion #44 makes sure he doesnt deflect the Ball.

  59. Blitzy the Clown

    I like Jelani Woods

    • Blitzy the Clown

      I don’t like Jim Irsay

      Owners like him ruin pro sports

  60. jdruaint

    Every team we wanted to win, ended up losing today. Every damn one of them All up to Russ to help us today.

  61. Troy

    Come on Rus do the hawks one last solid and give us the #3

  62. HOUSE

    Just as Rob said, Bears tripped and fell into 1st place. It’s amazing how HOU winning hurt their draft position and the Colts helped themselves a bit.

  63. Big Mike

    Not happy about the colts winning but a little bit of salve on the wound for me is the Dolphins and Buffalo winning which kept the stealers out if the playoffs.
    Eff the stealers!

    • Big Mike

      Oh, now if we can just see the cowgirls lose in the first round we’ll be rid of both those franchises. That would be a good thing.
      Eff the cowgirls

  64. Roy Batty

    Man, the way people are commenting about the possible draft order, you would think we will be picking at #31.

    I get it, everyone wanted that top 3. There’s still a chance for it, but the team isn’t going to get better because of two draft spots. The team will get better by following last years draft formula. Trust the scouts. Follow their own big board. Snipe the fallen talent, when possible. Even trade up a bit if someone high on their own big board is within reach.

    I hope the Broncos players make business decisions. I hope the Chargers backups perform like the Rams players did. But, most of all, I hope the Hawks come out of this game with no injuries. Especially none that bleed into next year.

    Hawks 27-17.

    • bmseattle

      Well, if you have your eye on a particular QB (like Levis), and you want to ensure you can get him…#3 is a lot better than 5.

  65. Roy Batty

    Hahahaha, I guess Geno doesn’t want to play next week.

  66. Mick

    What a way to start, come on guys!

  67. Big Mike

    Forcing the ball to DK not the 1st time

    • Roy Batty

      I wonder if Geno and DK got together and have an “understanding” about this game.

      • Big Mike

        I think either he or Waldron or both spend a lot of time trying to make sure DK’s ego is satisfied with targets. Just my opinion

        • Roy Batty

          Ramsey is going to be extra frothy about right now.

  68. Kyle R

    Hahaha that’s the way to start the game

  69. Blitzy the Clown

    That’s the kind of throw Geno’s been very lucky with all year

    Guess his luck ran out

    • Big Mike

      Matt agrees
      Me too

    • bmseattle

      I wonder how bad of a day Geno needs to have for the “no way do you draft a QB” crowd, to reconsider?

    • Pran

      Ridiculous that Geno wanted to test Ramsey right out of the gate.
      You have to to run to win with Geno.

  70. Mick

    I can live with just a field goal, well done D.

  71. Big Mike

    Good job by the defense. Have to wonder why McVay didn’t just run it 3 times but we will take it

  72. Troy

    Oof…they can not afford to pay geno more than 30 mil

    • Mick

      Anything more than 15/year is a no deal for me. He’s not that special.

      • Roy Batty

        Geno is easily getting over $15 million.

        He’s in the top 10 in a few categories, leading a team to a possible winning season. A team that most thought would be a native top five pick.

    • Big Mike

      Yeah 30 is too rich for my blood too.

  73. Blitzy the Clown

    Thank the gods LJ Collier got the start today

  74. KD

    So the highest we can get with our native pick is #15, do I have that right?

    • Blitzy the Clown

      Who gets the tie breaker between Seattle and Green Bay?

      If the Packers lose that game they will have the same record and SOS as Seattle

      If Detroit loses, the Lions will have the tie breaker because they lost to Seattle

      • Blitzy the Clown

        I meant if Seattle lose as well

        • Big Mike

          If you are talking draft positioning head to head makes no difference from what I’ve heard. It’s all based on strength of schedule.

          • Blitzy the Clown

            But right now Seattle, GB and Detroit are all 8-8 with a SOS of .500.

            At the end of the day, Seattle will still be tied with one of them both in terms of record and SOS. So there has to be a tie breaker

          • Roy Batty

            This is correct.

          • Big Boi

            Correct, all that matters is SOS. There are tiebreakers beyond that if the SOS is the same but it’s pretty uncommon.

    • Big Boi

      Hawks can get #14 if the Commanders beat Dallas. Otherwise #15 is the best we can get. I was hoping for #12 as that gives a lot of flexibility for moving up.

  75. Roy Batty


    Per cha…this is the way.

  76. Blitzy the Clown

    DJ Dallas has been a bright spot this season

  77. Troy

    Honestly I don’t care if the rams are a shambles I’ll enjoy if we can keep this offensive production up all day

  78. Blitzy the Clown

    Maybe just line up Geno under center?

  79. Pran

    Lockett is better than DK. Someone need to tell him he is a good #2, that’s it

    • bmseattle

      I’m sure that Ramsey has told him that.

  80. Hawkster

    Mayfield looks bad

  81. Blitzy the Clown

    I’m so thrilled dead ender Bruce Irvin is out there padding his stats while the future Boye Mafe rides the bench

    • bmseattle

      The coaching staff is frantically trying to get Mafe into the game, clearly.
      They just…can’t do it.

    • 206

      So edging stupid

    • Pran

      There is years of precedence for that.Pete just values experience over youth for DL. I don’t understand why he even drafts DL if you are not drafting blue chip players.

  82. Mick

    Bryant just showing you don’t need to pay Adams to blitz with your DBs.

  83. Blitzy the Clown

    Whoa boy Cross got beat inside nasty

    At least he didn’t hold and allowed Smith to get to the outside

  84. Roy Batty

    I almost had a heart attack when I say DJ in the wildcat.

    • Blitzy the Clown

      LMAO Geno the statue 😂

      • Roy Batty

        His best Jay Cutler impersonation.

        • Big Mike

          Only if he had a cigarette on his lips
          (Cutler was a smoker)

  85. Big Mike

    Chargers and Donkeys tied at 7 later 1st quarter

    • Ashish

      LOL Donkey

      • Big Mike

        That’s an old one man

        • bmseattle

          From back in the elway years?

          • Big Mike

            Yeah I think so

          • Peter

            When you’re qb gets called Mr ed…..

            • Big Mike

              But Wilburrrrr…

    • Blitzy the Clown

      Chargers pass rush is looking pretty relentless. Wilson under serious pressure

      • Big Mike

        Throw picks Russ

      • Roy Batty

        Now hold on.

        Russ left Seattle because he was tired of getting hit.

        Imagine how horrible our two rookie Tackles stats would be with Russ holding onto the ball for too long?

    • Palatypus

      Maybe we should start calling the Chargers the Lithiums because they’re so depressing.

  86. Palatypus

    Another field goal.

    I’d be fine with ten of those.

  87. Blitzy the Clown


    • Blitzy the Clown

      That was insanely quick to the QB. I think he surprised himself

      • Palatypus

        They should have been using him like Alabama uses Will Anderson all year, Just get in the backfield and disrupt.

  88. Big Mike

    Why is Mafe playing when Irvin is on the roster?

    • Blitzy the Clown

      Dammit Big Mike I’m the clown around here

      • Big Mike


        • Palatypus

          Don’t want the clown union on your ass.

          • Big Mike

            Looking over my shoulder now…

            • bmseattle

              keep your eyes open for a tiny car with 20 clowns with billy clubs in it.

          • Blitzy the Clown

            Not since the juggalos took over the dues enforcement committee

            Good lawd do not be late!

            • Palatypus

              LOL !!!

  89. Chris

    Amazing what a guy can do when you give him a chance

  90. ShowMeYourHawk

    Screen pass for a loss. Second verse, same as the first.

    • Palatypus

      Fried Ham! Fried Ham!
      Cheese and bologna!
      After the Macaroni we’ll have mustard, pickles and pretzels!
      And then we’ll have some more fried ham!

  91. Mick

    Isn’t Shane learning anything? We already had the Rams getting a pick 6 years ago on this crappy side throw.

  92. Big Mike

    Touchdown Chargers!!
    They lead 14-7

  93. Peter

    Nothing to see here folks. Seattle playing down to a wounded opponent with nothing to play for.

    The song that never ends….

    • Big Mike

      Well said

      • Big Mike

        “Win the game in the the quarter”
        Pete Carroll

        • Big Mike

          *4th quarter*
          Damn it

  94. downtownjewelrybryan

    i dont think pete’s ever worn a hat as our hc

    • ShowMeYourHawk

      Postgame retirement, CONFIRMED!

      • Roy Batty

        Does the hat say “Malibu Shuffleboard Club” on it?

        • ShowMeYourHawk

          Yep. Also, “Sponsored by Trident.” It’s happening.

        • Palatypus

          If we lose he will be AARPissed.

    • bmseattle

      I just think that his hair is thinning and he doesn’t want the rain to make it obvious.

  95. Palatypus

    Was Tariq Woolen the best pick of the draft?

    • bmseattle

      Everyone knows that Sauce Gardner was the best pick of the past decade.

      • Palatypus

        Sauce was taken 4th overall. Woolen was taken 153rd,

        • bmseattle

          I’m aware of that.
          I was joking because the media loves Gardner, and refuses to ever acknowledge that Woolen could possibly be having a better season.

    • Big Boi

      Hate to say it but Brock Purdy probably gets that distinction at this point.

  96. bmseattle

    So…over/under on DK targets the rest of the game… 1.5

    • ShowMeYourHawk

      Targets: 5. Receptions? Uh… less.

      • bmseattle

        I’ll take the under. We are afraid of Ramsey after his interception.

  97. Blitzy the Clown

    Cade Johnson with a nice reception

  98. Hawks4life

    Really hope we find a way to draft Richardson or Levis so they can learn behind Geno for a year, Geno is not the answer

  99. Blitzy the Clown

    And there’s another one of those unlucky passes

    With a very lucky outcome

    • Big Mike


  100. Pran

    Geno is a competent backup. End of discussion.

  101. bmseattle

    What is the count now… about 10 “should have been” interceptions for Geno this year?

    • Big Mike

      In that neighborhood
      I wish Matt were today. I think he has an actual count.

      • Matt

        Haha…I stopped keeping track but he had about 2 months of 2-3 legitimately dropped picks in every game.

        Again – the hitting analogy is that the guy is hitting .300 despite striking out 40% of the time. It’s unsustainable in the long term. Major regression candidate because turnover luck is out of everyone’s control.

  102. ShowMeYourHawk

    I, for one, am grateful that Geno is tip-toeing Pumpkin status. A shite game and he’s got WAY less justification for expecting a large offer.

  103. Mick

    The game plan is at its worst though, can’t put it all on Geno, as much as I want a better QB.

    • Pran

      3 and 2 but can’t run. I have not seen any other team struggle as much as Pete’s Seahawks in 3rd and short situations.

  104. pdway

    Geno looks bad no doubt – but also – what has happened to our pass game? Everything looks hard, nothing is downfield – – it was so different earlier in the year.

    Feels like the league figured our scheme out, and we have not adjusted.

  105. Hawkster

    A pair of NFCW powerhouses have brought their A-game to a stadium previously known as the clink. The obvious aside I guess I never caught much Mayfield, not pre-draft, no post-draft, but I had never heard of him as heavy footed.

  106. Big Mike

    PLEASE God do NOT let this be an achilles!

    • bmseattle

      If I had to pick one guy to label as “most important to not get hurt” in this game, it’d be Woolen.

    • Hawks4life

      He looks okay, fingers crossed. Thank God the season is about finished

      • Big Mike

        Think he’s OK
        Sit him the rest of the day please

        • bmseattle

          yes, please

  107. ShowMeYourHawk

    Uh oh. Tariq down.

  108. Pran

    Defensive play calling is shit. Taylor is drooping back instead of rushing taking advantage of his speed on a shit DL.

    Is Cody a better MIKE than WILL by the way.

  109. Big Mike

    Donkeys with a FG
    14-10 Chargers

    • bmseattle

      After every single other game today going opposite to what we need, how wonderful it would be if the Chargers just win.
      If they lose on some weird, last second play, it’s going to drive me crazy.

      • Big Mike

        With you brother

      • Scot04

        Double the total yards, Chargers over Broncos. Yet only 4pt lead. Sigh…

  110. Mick

    Mayfield isn’t any better than Geno, so glad we didn’t go for him.

  111. Palatypus

    If we lose today…

    GO LIONS !!!

    • Pran

      I think Lions are a better team than Seahawks.

  112. 12th chuck

    this defense is downright terrible.

  113. 12th chuck

    where is DK?

    • Big Mike

      Getting shut down by Ramsey?

  114. Pran

    Seahawks do not deserve Playoffs.

    They can’t even compete with a half strength Rams.

  115. ShowMeYourHawk

    Garbage D. The offseason can’t come soon enough.

    • Big Mike

      Good thing Irvin was in to not hold contain. Why play Mafe?

  116. Blitzy the Clown

    Irvin is just a waste of oxygen out there

    Zero upside to playing him at this point

    • 12th chuck

      that way Mafe can stay fresh

  117. Mick

    Irvin, LBs and DBs looking crappy on that play. If we don’t wake up we’re losing this one.

  118. Kyle R

    Bruce is so out of position he isn’t even worth blocking

  119. Hawkster

    TD run had the look and feel of business decisions. A game between two teams who obviously dont belong in the playoffs where one has the chance to be soo cursed.

  120. Trevor

    Our defense sucks but how can any Seahawks fan who watched the last 7 weeks not realize how bad we need a QB. Geno is not the answer and never has been. He has had a solid year but sucked against the best teams and has been incredibly lucky with dropped interceptions.

    • Big Mike


    • AlaskaHawk

      I think Geno fits the abilities of the Seahawks. Why waste a good quarterback on us?? I mean really. It won’t make any difference with this mess. A good quarterback doesn’t improve the run game or make the defense tackle better.

      • Big Mike

        Well, if they were to change the entire coaching staff…

    • Scot04

      Bad thing is our HC feels similar to all those Seahawks fans that think he’s the long term answer. No need to draft QB early, ugh. Please JS take one if you like them.

      • Rob Staton

        Thankfully, I think John has more power these days

    • Kyle R

      I agree 100 percent. No matter who’s the coach I want to get a QB with the Denver pick and then with other picks focus on both the lines with some best player available in there.

  121. AlaskaHawk

    First half grade a D??? Looks pretty pathetic.

  122. Rob Staton

    That first half performance was an utter disgrace

    • Trevor

      This is not anything remotely close to a playoff calibre team.

  123. JP

    So yeah, whatever Geno does in the second half, they can go ahead and find our QB of the future through the draft.

  124. 12th chuck

    this team doesn’t deserve a chance at the playoffs

    • Peter

      Nailed it….

  125. Big Mike

    FG Chargers
    They lead 17-10, almost halftime

  126. 12th chuck

    i truly hope this is PC last game

  127. STTBM

    This team is so poorly coached, from the HC to the LBs coach, offense and defense. It absolutely boggles my mind that there is even a single person left who thinks Carrol is doing a good job, or has any business coaching in the NFL.

    Watching the Seahawks has become like watching a problem gambler: you know they are likely to lose, and lose big. And they do.

    If rather watch paint dry than put up with PeteBall anymore.

  128. Blitzy the Clown

    Dammit Denver ties the game right before halftime

    Locked up at 17

    • Big Mike

      You type faster than me.
      I got clowned.

      • Big Mike


  129. Big Mike

    Damn it, TD donkeys. 😞
    Tied at 17

  130. Scot04

    Stupid Chargers, can’t give RW opportunities.

  131. Big Boi

    Broncos go 75 yards in 20 seconds to tie it up. Bosa hurt and Mike Williams hurt. I’d be surprised if we see any Chargers starters in the second half.

    • Big Mike

      Agree. We’ll have the 5 pick I’m afraid.

      And btw, Joey Bosa hurt? Color me shocked.

      • Rob Staton

        If anything it might actually help fans consider going QB early, having #5

        • Scot04

          If Carter & Anderson are both gone, I definitely think there might be alot more on board with a QB.

          • Rob Staton

            They bloody should be on board anyway

            • Peter

              How about this…if both are still there I’m still on team qb.

            • Scot04

              100% agree

  132. Roy Batty

    Wow, so many empty seats at Lumen.

    • Travis

      Why waste money to go see that crap team

      • Big Mike

        In the rain

  133. Matt

    I feel like fans that want *this* team in the playoffs also think they were the most handsome boy in school because mom said so.

    • Peter

      Matt in the chat!!

      • Big Mike


        • Matt

          LOL…busy morning but I’m back.

  134. Big Mike

    Good job by DK hold on to that ball

  135. ShowMeYourHawk

    Rapp leading with his neck, gets hurt. #ThatsAShame

  136. Big Mike

    Perfect throw there

  137. Big Mike

    Tyler damned well better be in the ROH after he retires

    • ShowMeYourHawk

      Without hesitation. Top 3 Hawks WR, all time.

  138. Travis

    Much better drive by Geno

  139. Big Mike

    TD Donkeys
    They lead 24-17

  140. ShowMeYourHawk

    The more of this pathetic run D I see, the more I want to plug Siaki Ika in the middle.

  141. Big Boi

    Justin Herbert still playing for the Chargers so there’s a chance. Either that or Staley is trying to get himself fired.

    • Peter

      Unbelievable playing these players for no reason.

  142. Stuart


    GO CHARGERS!!!!!

  143. Matt

    GD Broncos…what a disaster day.

    • bmseattle

      every single game has gone wrong for us

      • Big Mike


    • Rob Staton

      Chargers have given up

      • Rob Staton

        Or maybe not

      • Big Mike

        My hope is Richardson is there for us at #5 since he’s the least polished of the 3 QBs worth taking top 5.

  144. Blitzy the Clown

    INT Chargers!

  145. Simo

    At least Geno is doing his part to improve our draft position!!

  146. 12th chuck

    geno,30 mil qb, NOT!

  147. AlaskaHawk

    hmm Geno Smith was 4 for 4 in the second half for 86 yards passing, until the interception! OUch

  148. Pran

    DK 5 targets, 2 completions 2 INT

  149. Big Mike

    Why would McVay even bother trying to throw the football?

    • bmseattle

      Offensive geniuses don’t run the ball, silly.

  150. UkAlex6674

    Getting tired of having to put up with listening to people who are STILL saying we need to roll with Geno next year and don’t need to draft a QB.

    • Rob Staton

      Now has 13 TD’s and 7 picks since the bye

      And how many near-interceptions?

      People out there saying, ‘don’t need a QB’ — not even as a long term QBOTF type

  151. Big Boi

    Chargers settle for a FG. Playing their starters and STILL losing to the Broncos. Staley gonna get fired if they get blown out in the playoffs and they might. They don’t look very good.

    • 12th chuck

      anything to keep S.P. away from the Cardinals

  152. Big Mike

    Chargers FG
    24-20 Denver

    Cmon Russ, we need you to turn it over a couple more times

  153. Matt

    Is Brock Purdy the perfect Shanahan QB? And I mean when you factor in the capital to acquire him. What an amazing system. Purdy couldn’t do this on another team…but who cares? I’d be tempted to shop Lance and see if they could recoup a Day 2 pick. That roster can win with Purdy’s current play.

  154. Stuart

    What would it take for Carol to retire?

    We lose today and Detroit goes to playoffs or we win today?

  155. Trevor

    This team will get destroyed for the 3rd time by SF if they somehow squeak into the playoffs.

    • Big Mike

      So will Green Bay

      • AlaskaHawk

        At least it will be a classic matchup – Green Bay and the 49ers. Worth the popcorn to watch Green Bay’s Multiple Year MVP = har.

    • Palatypus

      IIRC the last time we lost to the same team three times in the same year was in 2004 to the Rams.

  156. Big Mike

    Better tackling by our D today. Good job finally getting there in week 18

  157. Zach

    Looks like Geno’s market is drying up faster than the state of California in the summer. He’ll be lucky to get 20 mill. If Pete sticks around, he will think he could get this kind of play out of Lock

    • ShowMeYourHawk

      $30 million over two years with incentives that take it to $40 million. That’d be my offer. Any longer needs a lower annual base and less guarantees. He doesn’t like it, he can try to catch on elsewhere.

      • Pran

        10-12APY 2 offer. What difference does it make if he is not good enough to take team to playoffs. SB or bust.

        • AlaskaHawk

          Agree with Pran, no need to pay more.

          • Zach

            For all the people comparing Geno’s situation to Rivers in Indy, Rivers had a much longer track record of production. Geno has had zero outside of this year. He’s going to pull a Clowney and want 20 mill and settle for much less because the market froze him out

  158. Blitzy the Clown

    Chargers sack Wilson on 3rd down and get the ball back with 4:30 left in the 3rd

  159. Troy

    From a draft perspective, today has gone pretty much 100% awful for hawks. Indy loses, Arizona will most likely lose, broncos leading…fuck me

    • Big Mike

      Chargers aren’t done

      • Troy

        Oh I’m still there buffets fan today

      • Palatypus

        Brandon Perna is doing live play by play and reaction of the Broncos game on That’s Good Sports.

        If you believe what he has been saying all year, the Broncos are setting up to tear his heart out at the very end.

  160. Big Mike

    Would 2 sub .500 seasons in a row be enough to get Carroll to retire?

    • ShowMeYourHawk

      Not likely but it would qualify us for Hard Knocks.

      • Big Mike

        Oh joy

        • ShowMeYourHawk

          I’d actually be down. This team isn’t going to compete next year. It’d be a welcome distraction.

    • AlaskaHawk

      Follow the money! Pete has 10 million reasons why he won’t retire.

      • Big Mike


  161. Blitzy the Clown

    Chargers fumble on Denver’s 10 yard line. Denver recovers

    • Big Mike

      Shit 😞

      • bmseattle


  162. UkAlex6674

    What a break

  163. SEAhemoth82

    Geno Smith’s body language is Kyler Murray-esque right now.

  164. Kyle R

    Hey Geno maybe if early on in the roll out if you would have hit Parkinson you could have picked up 5-6 yards instead of a 2 yard loss running it out of bounds.

  165. Stuart

    What a break. Our guy pushed him clearly on the replays.

  166. ShowMeYourHawk

    Unleash Dareke!

  167. AlaskaHawk

    Getting some offense now, they sure aren’t running the ball often. Looks like the Geno Smith show.

  168. Big Mike

    Horrible play call on 3rd and 1

  169. Big Boi

    Seahawks legend Freddie Swain pulls in a 50 yard pass from Russ. Yuck.

  170. Kyle R

    Why in the Hell do you call an empty toss play on 3rd and one

  171. SEAhemoth82

    A toss play?!

  172. Blitzy the Clown

    Denver score a TD go up 31-20 over LAC

  173. Big Boi

    Broncos score another TD. Russ looks like his old self. What’s dumber than playing your starters? Playing your starters and getting smoked by a 4 win team.

  174. AlaskaHawk

    Yeah Baby, Oh how we want to be the bullies again!

  175. Kyle R

    At least they had a FB for distraction on that toss play

  176. SEAhemoth82

    Nice blocking Chuck!

  177. Big Mike

    31-20 Denver
    We’re picking 5th

    • Matt

      And we will eek into the playoffs…fucking disaster

      • Big Mike

        The upper native pickle be in the twenties now

        • Big Mike

          Let’s try that again. If you are correct our native pick will be in the twenties

      • UkAlex6674

        i really wouldn’t call picking at 5th a disaster.

        • Matt

          3 and Teens to 5 and 20s is not good.

  178. DC

    So we’re going to end up with #5? Will 1 of the top QBs be there or if not who would trade up?

  179. Big Mike

    Austin Blythe babeeee!

    • Scot04

      He got pushed all the way back passed the 4yd line. No push, we definitely need a Center.

  180. Blitzy the Clown

    Wow with most of the 4th quarter left (11 minutes) Brandon Staley is wrapping it up and calling it a game.

    Go cower in the corner and fear the coming playoffs, you lowly cur

  181. Mr Magic

    All 3 timeouts used b4 the 2 min warning. sigh

  182. Pran

    Good call.. trying to run behind Blythe. If you decide to run every time why not stack the line ?We need a bruising RB..

    • Big Mike

      We need interior offensive linemen even worse

    • Scot04

      When your Center gets pushed back beyond the 4yrd line, it doesn’t matter who your RB is.

      • Pran

        Stack the line, help center. Bad call worse execution

    • Peter

      Or a center.

  183. 509 Chris

    I think picking 5 could be a blessing in disguise. I’ve wanted Richardson for some time now and the 2 defenders, levis and stroud will likely be gone.

  184. Blitzy the Clown

    Chargers recover a muffed fumble deep in Broncos territory!

  185. ShowMeYourHawk

    Kicking for the tie? Why? Did Waldron not have a 5yd-losing screen pass drawn up?

  186. KennyBadger

    Breaking news – Seattles OL is soft up the middle.

  187. AlaskaHawk

    Waaa, Waaaa. Lets see Seahawks moving the ball passing. Then run the ball for a first down. Continue running and eventually fail to get a goal from 2 yards out. Not impressed.

  188. Kyle R

    The last series of play calls and plays says all you need to know about how the coaches feel about the interior line and then on that last play shows why. 3 and inches outside toss. 4th and inches outside toss. Next play inside the 5 yard line outside run almost to the 2. 3rd and goal from the 2 inside run and it’s stuffed for a loss.

  189. Tony

    Defense to save the season now. Just like pete wanted.

  190. Blitzy the Clown

    TD Chargers 31-26 pending the PAT/2 point conversion

    • Big Mike

      Go Bolts!!

      • Blitzy the Clown

        Remember Louie Kelcher?

        Looooooouie! Loooooouie!

    • Blitzy the Clown

      2 PT conversion is good

      31-28 Denver with about 6 minutes left in the game

  191. ShowMeYourHawk

    We need a “Thunder” RB to complement Walker’s “Lightning.” K9 is crafty and zippy but he’s not a “smash your f*cking face in” runner that we need for short yds and goal line stands.

    • Kyle R

      Or you know an interior line that isn’t toilet paper soft

      • ShowMeYourHawk

        *Why Not Both? GIF*

  192. Blitzy the Clown

    Juuuuuust barely a touchback

  193. Blitzy the Clown

    Effen Ramsey what a dirty hit

    • Big Mike

      It was?

    • Blitzy the Clown

      Maybe not as egregious as I originally thought

      • Kyle R

        Ehh either way fuck Ramsey

        • Blitzy the Clown

          That was my point

      • Pran

        That hit was dirty and on purpose. I Ramsey was on the white lines too..

    • Big Boi

      Are you serious?

    • AlaskaHawk

      Good flop afterwards too.

    • Henry Taylor

      DK doing his best to cancel it out though

  194. Blitzy the Clown

    Chargers hold Denver to a punt and are back on offense down 3 with 4:16 to go

  195. Bmseattle

    Another statement 4th quarter comeback by Geno?

    • Bmseattle

      Forgot to add…😏

  196. Hawkster

    The Ramsey hit looks to be setting up a gwFG …. and BONK

  197. Pran

    DK the man child looses more games than help win.

    • 12th chuck

      if we could get a first rounder for him, I would take it (outside the nfc west)

      • Big Mike

        I’d take a 2nd, honestly

    • Elmer

      Tyler Lockett is elite. Stop right there.

  198. Big Mike

    2nd miss of the year? Not good timing

  199. AlaskaHawk

    OMG – Why did the Seahawks give me hope and then doink it away????

  200. Blitzy the Clown

    Am I bad that I’m not disappointed Myers missed?

    • Elmer

      That was Fate saying “You don’t deserve to be in the playoffs”

  201. Kyle R

    HAHAHA doink

  202. 12th chuck

    DK is an idiot ffs

    • Big Mike


  203. ShowMeYourHawk

    Meh. Natural draft position is still healthy.

  204. ShowMeYourHawk

    Chargers game means so much more than this one, honestly. Acknowledging that sucks.

    • HOUSE

      Agreed… Dropping to 5th is bleh

      • ImUrHuckleBerri

        Unless there is a QB out of Stroud, Levis, Richardson, and Young that they feel stands way above the rest then #5 might not be too bad. Just puts some risk in that Chicago and Arizona could trade out of their spots to teams looking to hop in front of Seattle for a QB. Being at #3 is ideal obviously since it eliminates missing out on the Top 4 completely.

  205. HOUSE

    Today is ugly…

  206. Blitzy the Clown

    Chargers punt to Denver pin them at their own 5 yard line. 3 minutes left

    • Bmseattle

      Im bracing for heartbreaking disappointment.

  207. Matt

    How was that not grounding?

  208. ShowMeYourHawk

    I’m all for cutting Diggs this offseason but… f*ck me, that was pretty.

    • Bmseattle

      A QB with a stronger arm would have emphasized how out of position Diggs actually was.

      • ShowMeYourHawk

        I don’t disagree but his pursuit still deserves acknowledgment.

      • Hawkster

        scheme almost looked like that was Barton’s guy

  209. Hawkster

    once again Diggs showboats instead of finishing the play

  210. Matt

    Serious homecooking with this officiating…Jesus.

    • Scot04

      I guarantee Detroit not appreciating the officiating.

  211. Scot04

    So lucky Mayfield can’t throw deep.

  212. AlaskaHawk

    The refs have been generous on three non calls.
    Metcalf hitting back of Ramsey’s helmet
    Not calling Geno for grounding
    And not calling Diggs for taunting.

    • Matt

      Just atrociously bad. I’d be livid if I was a Lion fan.

      • ShowMeYourHawk

        There are decades worth of reasons for Lions fans to be livid.

    • Forrest


  213. AlaskaHawk

    Maybe they go for other hash mark when they kick this time?

  214. Blitzy the Clown

    Denver will win

    This day really couldn’t have gone much worse for Seattle’s draft stock

  215. GoHawks5151

    Screw you Staley. Losers mentality. They won’t go far and I wish them no success

    • downtownjewelrybryan

      weird…he kept starters out there past halftime but wont let the game play out and use the timeouts?

  216. AlaskaHawk

    Alright, well good for the Seahawks, a hard fought game.

    • pdway

      I’m glad they won too. assume that’s still ok.

  217. Matt

    Pete won’t retire now because refs decided to hand every opportunity to us. Just a disaster for the franchise moving forward.

    I’m sorry…but false hope is going to make the future very painful.

    • Matt

      I know…bad form to root for losses – this team is almost unwatchable. I can’t do another year of this.

  218. Big Mike

    Damn you Chargers

    • Bmseattle


  219. UkAlex6674

    Man I love following this team!

  220. AlaskaHawk

    Jimmy Johnson, just announced Seahawks would be getting #3 pick in draft. I thought it would be 5 or 6?

    • Robbie

      Jimmy is drunk, it’s the 5th pick.

    • AlaskaHawk

      Drunk? Well he did say that the Seahawks were a playoff team and complimented the good job Geno Smith has done.

  221. BK Matty

    If you told me before the season we would pick 5th and 18th-ish, I woulda been upset thinking the 5th was ours and we won too many games. Remember in Sept we had this team winning 3 games maybe…. Shows you that you never know how it will turn out.

    • BK Matty

      Yet if you told me preseason we would have the 5th pick from Denver I would have had an accident in me pantaloons.

  222. Ashish

    I’m disappointed Denver draft pick dropped from 3rd to 5th but let’s be honest 5th pick is very good. If we draft well it should not matter.

  223. Big Boi

    Denver winning and us dropping to 5 is bad.
    Us winning and dropping our pick from 14 to 17 is bad.
    Dolphins winning, which guarantees that the forfeited pick is above us and not below us is bad.
    Us going to the playoffs only to get crushed by the 9ers and drop our pick to 19 is worse.
    Geno winning another game and Qandry Diggs getting an int, both enough to convince this front office to keep both, is awful.
    If there is a QB that JS covets, he can’t just “let the draft come to him”. He’ll have to be aggressive trading picks to move up. Let’s hope that there isn’t a QB he absolutely loves and that he’s okay with whichever one falls to him so that he can keep swinging on the other picks.
    If he uses our second first and both of our seconds to move from 5 to 1, I will consider today an unmitigated disaster.

    • Big Boi

      I forgot to preface the last sentence. #2 is going QB. #3 isn’t trading with us and is ripe for another team to move up to grab QB. #4 is going QB. Bears are best option to move up and there will be a lot of competition for that spot. The NFL pick value chart suggests it could only take the two ones and one of the twos to get to first but I think the competition will be stiff. Chicago is going to get everything it can out of that pick since it has so many needs.

  224. Forrest

    Here are my thoughts in the game:

    Another first play of the game INT? Can’t we draw up and execute something better to begin a game?
    I liked how we pulled offensive linemen and got them out in space in the first half. Thst looks new.
    3 offensive offsides were drive killers in the first half.
    I counted five wasted time outs in the game.
    1/9 on third down when I stopped counting.
    DK almost cost us another game with his boneheaded antics. We’re lucky on the obvious personal foul no call right in front of the ref when he pushed Ramsey’s helmet. Then, WHAT was he doing back on the field during the field goal kick?!? Can we admit this guy has issues? The coach should have corrected this four games ago, but it continues to show up every week.
    That goodness for Ken Walker.

    Why did it take a player getting blocked into the kicker and getting called for roughing to beat one of the worst teams in football without their starting QB, star WR and star defender?

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