Curtis Allen’s week sixteen watchpoints (vs Chiefs)

December 23rd, 2022 | Written by Rob Staton

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

As the regular season winds down, the Seahawks have the toughest game on their entire 2022 schedule looming. A date against the Kansas City Chiefs at Arrowhead. The Chiefs have won their division but are still striving for that precious #1 seed in the AFC. Their attention to winning this game will not waver in the slightest.

They currently have the #1 scoring offense in the NFL. Their defense – while definitely not as good as the offense – has gravitated out of the bottom of the league in recent years and risen to middling this year. In other words, good enough to keep the team in balance.

You can see it in their losses. They have three losses on their card by only a combined ten points. They have been in every single game they have played — a credit to Andy Reid and his staff.

It is self-evident that the Seahawks will need to put together their best, most complete game of the season in order to beat the Chiefs. Mistakes and failures to capitalize on any Kansas City mistakes will be costly (more on that in a minute).

Apologies for sounding like a broken record but the only real watch point is once again — can the Seahawks run the ball and stop the run?

It is noteworthy that the Chiefs have run out a 38/62 run/pass split so far this season. They are one of the pass-heaviest teams in the NFL. Only four teams pass more often than the Chiefs. It makes sense. With Patrick Mahomes as your quarterback and weapons like Jason Kelce, Marquez Valdes-Scantling, Mecole Hardman and JuJu Smith-Shuster to throw to, what would you do?

However, it would be folly to think the Seahawks’ horrible run defense will get a reprieve this week. Teams with similar pass-heavy attacks have recently decided to feature the run against the Seahawks and have had tremendous success. That includes Tampa Bay, the LA Rams and Las Vegas.

I am truly starting to wonder if the Falcons and Saints modelled how to run effectively on the Seahawks in the early part of the season and the only teams the Seahawks defeated during that four-game win streak either did not have the personnel or the coaching acumen to realize and exploit the weakness.

Well, they have been fully exposed now. The Seahawks are giving up an average of 161 rushing yards per game fourteen games into the season, bad enough for 31st in the NFL. The die is cast. Coach Reid would be foolish to not include a very healthy dose of runs in his game plan.

Taking a detour from their offensive mix is not without precedent. In 2020, they came up against a rising Buffalo Bills team and defeated them 26-17 by running the ball an astounding 46 times for 245 yards. They led the time of possession by 15 minutes – a whole quarter of football. Josh Allen only managed 122 yards passing as they slowly squeezed the life out of the Bills by holding onto the football.

It was a low-stress day for Patrick Mahomes as he was sacked only once and pressured only five times.

It should not shock anyone if the Chiefs devise a similar strategy. That is what I would do if I faced the Seahawks. Run the ball until you cannot anymore and keep their strength (their offense) off the field. And KC has the ultimate advantage: If the run is not working, they just put the ball in the hands of the most dynamic playmaker in the NFL and let him turbo-charge the scoreboard.

If it is working, they have saved some powder for the playoffs by giving Mahomes an easier day late in December.

Here is the challenge for the Seahawks though: do they see the potential for their opponent to come out with a run-heavy approach and will they prepare accordingly? Pete Carroll on Tuesday alluded to the fact that the Chiefs are a pass-heavy team and they will have to be good in that area. Which of course is true. But given what I have referenced above – teams that are traditionally feature passing have run on the Seahawks with great success – they must be prepared and ready for their opponent to do the same.

They cannot afford a coaching performance similar to the one they had against that 2020 Bills team in Week Nine – being completely unprepared for Buffalo to throw the ball as much as they did – when everyone in the NFL could see they were giving up passing yards at a historic rate.

On the other side of the ball, they badly need an effective game from the rushing offense. A return to form for Ken Walker would be most welcome. Particularly if it allows the Seahawks to control the clock a little and opens up the passing game for some shots for Geno Smith.

Perhaps with Tyler Lockett injured, the time has come for Dareke Young to get some attention on offense? He was used in college as a receiver/running back weapon at Lenoir-Rhyne. Maybe they could steal a couple of plays from the Niners’ playbook for Deebo Samuel for him?

I mention this because again on Tuesday, Pete Carroll heavily alluded to a ‘stay the course’ and ‘do what we do and the results will come’ mindset. When you play one of the best teams in the NFL though – with your current standard of play so low – wisdom should move you to consider having a couple wrinkles in your playbook to try and catch them off guard.

Those are once again the big points. But here are a couple other factors that could prove to be pivotal in this game.

Win The Battle of Mistakes

If the Chiefs have a weakness, it is making mistakes. They are an awful -6 in turnover differential (tied for third-worst in the NFL), their special teams have been a mess this year and they have given up 96 more yards in penalties than their opponents.

Take their loss to Indianapolis in Week Three as an example. They lost the game by three points but they left four points on the field in the form of a missed field goal and a missed PAT.

Special Teams cost them seven more points right out of the gate in the first quarter in the form of a muffed punt that Indy recovered inside the 5-yard line and scored a touchdown on. They tried a fake punt that did not work at all.

Late in the fourth quarter with a lead, they sacked Matt Ryan on a third down and were celebrating when a flag went up for unsportsmanlike conduct. Given new life, Ryan drove them for the game-winning touchdown.

And yet Mahomes still had the Chiefs in range for a field goal try late but threw an interception – another mistake – to seal the game.

Last week’s win against the one-win Texans that threatened to shock the NFL world? The Chiefs fumbled three times, lost two of them and again they left four points on the field with a missed PAT and a missed 51-yard field goal try as time expired.

In overtime, the offense stalled and had to punt. Frank Clark strip sacked Davis Mills and the Chiefs recovered to score and deny the upset. They lost some ‘mistake battles’ but won the ‘mistake war.’ The Seahawks need to win both to deliver the upset.

It is really hard to game plan for your opposition to make mistakes. That said, it does appear that mistakes are the Chiefs’ Achilles Heel. The best you can do is to avoid your own mistakes and game plan to effectively take advantage when these opportunities do arise. Aggressiveness needs to be an asset in this game.

The Chiefs are the better team, no doubt about that. Yet if the Seahawks are able to win in this area, this game could end up far closer than any of us expect.

Attack the Middle of the Field in the Passing Game to Set Up the Offense

We talked last week about how good the Niners defend the middle of the field. The Chiefs are at the other end of the spectrum. Every time I watched an opponent move the ball on offense against this defense, it nearly always included a very steady diet of slants, hooks, seam routes and dump offs to players in between the numbers.

I pulled the stats from the NextGen site for throws between the numbers against KC the last 6 games. and they are very convincing. Teams have been 97 for 120 for an excellent 80.8% completion percentage in this zone, with eight touchdowns against only three interceptions.

I also feel compelled to tell you that one of those games was against Bryce Perkins in his first NFL start and he was responsible for two of those interceptions.

Throw Perkins out and teams completed 83% of passes with seven touchdowns and one interception in five games.

This is not as glaring a weakness as the Seahawks’ run defense but if the Seahawks are not targeting this area of the field with regularity, they are really missing out.

How is Geno Smith doing targeting this area of the field? Have a look:

The deep middle is fantastic but the short middle is average and that is fine. I would still take his numbers against the Chiefs’ defensive vulnerability. Particularly in combo with his numbers to the edges of the field.

Is there another reason they should target this area of the field? There is.

The Chiefs have not yet faced an offense with the caliber of tight ends the Seahawks have. It is not even close. Of the top-10 tight end teams in terms of receptions, the Chiefs have only faced one – the Chargers twice – and old friend Gerald Everett had a nice game in the first matchup but missed the second.

With Tyler Lockett out and this scheme and zone advantage the Seahawks have, they really need to get good production out of their tight ends. It keeps the offense on schedule, reduces the pressure on Geno Smith (the Chiefs are one of the biggest blitzing teams in the NFL) and when you are in the middle of the field, the clock keeps running.

There is yet one more reason to keep the middle of the field in mind: it makes the defense more malleable to strikes to your star wide receivers on the edges or deep. The mental aspect of continually drawing attention and help to the middle of the field can only be a good thing for receivers like D.K. Metcalf and Marquise Goodwin in their matchups.

Speaking of Metcalf, the Seahawks badly need a dominant, star-level type of game from him on Saturday. It could be argued he only has two such performances this season: Week Four against Jeff Okuda in Detroit and Week Thirteen against Jalen Ramsey in Los Angeles.

Yes, Metcalf endured a scary-looking injury earlier this year. Yes, dumb penalties and drops have been an issue again as well. And yes, the tight ends, another great year by Tyler Lockett and an occasionally fantastic rushing attack have blunted the need for consistently big, game-altering performances from Metcalf.

Well, they need one from him on Saturday. More than ever. He signed a top contract this offseason and games like this are why.

The Chiefs do not feature a top group of corners. L’Jarious Sneed, Jaylen Watson and Joshua Williams have given up 14 touchdown passes, have been credited with 15 missed tackles and between the three of them are averaging over a 100 QB rating when targeted.

Metcalf needs to meet this moment and deliver on a national stage. He still has plenty of room to reach his ceiling. Rising to this challenge would further cement his place as a receiver that keeps defensive coordinators up at night.

It should not matter if the Chiefs decide to pull extra focus and direct it to Metcalf. If this team is to have a chance at beating maybe the best team in the NFL on Saturday, they will need a top performance from a top player.

214 Responses to “Curtis Allen’s week sixteen watchpoints (vs Chiefs)”

  1. GoHawks5151 says:

    Thanks for the work Cha. Uggh. This game seems like it could be a chore to watch. Hoping to be entertained. Also could you write up one of these for the Rams please

  2. Big Mike says:

    Thank you cha. Appreciate your efforts as always.

  3. Romeo A57 says:

    Thanks CHA, I fully expect the Seahawks to get crushed which probably means that this will be a close game.

  4. GoHawks5151 says:

    DJ Uiagalelei transferring to Oregon St! PAC 12 gonna be fun next year

  5. Ksblazer says:

    Thanks CHA

    You provide the best Seahawks pre game analysis out there. I always look forward to them.

    Happy Holidays

  6. Palatypus says:

    Merry Christmas everyone!

    All I want is a breakout game from Boye Mafe. Nobody here was higher on him than I.

    Starting to remember how wrong I was about Deshone Myles and Anton Pelepoi.

  7. Mick says:

    Thank you Cha, and merry Christmas to all! I hope Woolen gets a pick 6 today.

  8. Hawk Finn says:

    Fantastic entry.

    As for DK, time to step up not only his game, but also as a leader. I’m curious to see if he has it in him.

  9. bv eburg says:

    Thanks Cha, strong work as always.

  10. Roy Batty says:

    The Hawks are one of the worst at defending against TEs, and the Chiefs are vying for the #1 seed. At home.

    I can’t help but think Kelce will cruise into a 125-150 yard day.

  11. Big Mike says:

    10 degrees at present in KC. Clear tho.

  12. Mr Magic says:

    Sean Peyton wants to be a HC with Fangino his DC next year…

    Peace out PC, lets get this done Jody!!!!

  13. Blitzy the Clown says:

    Great read as usual cha

    Interesting stats on the Chiefs and their defensive struggles. I don’t follow them closely but my armchair perspective is that I’m surprised they’re where they are at this point this season.

    In a way, they remind me of the Seahawks 2015-2018 where they’re in every game with a chance to win.

    It’s pretty stupid of me to have any hope for Seattle today, yet here I am

    • Roy Batty says:

      If Jones and Clark get to Geno early, this could become a very one-sided game, very quickly.

      The Oline will get very, very tired in the cold. The defensive guys can rotate in and out. The offensive line cannot.

    • Big Mike says:

      One of my best buddies who is a huge seahawks fan is predicting they win too blitzzy

  14. KennyBadger says:

    Thanks Cha for the early Christmas gift. Thanks Rob for gifts year round.

    Cheers blog- let’s have fun today. A safe and merry one to all y’all.

  15. Big Mike says:

    Oh look, Creed Humphrey is going to the pro bowl. Is Dee Eskridge playing today? That’s OK we don’t need a center anyway

  16. Blitzy the Clown says:

    Pretty damn disappointed to see Irvin get the start

    It’s like they’ve learned nothing through Week 16 of this season

    Still, nice to get a 3 and out to start the game

  17. Romeo A57 says:

    The Chiefs go 3 and out and don’t run the ball once. They didn’t get the memo about the Seahawks awful run defense. Nice defense to begin today.

  18. Blitzy the Clown says:

    There we g—-


  19. Blitzy the Clown says:


    Absolutely shambolic and this time it’s on DK

  20. Blitzy the Clown says:

    What a waste of a possession thanks to DK

  21. Big Mike says:

    If you are a seahawks opponent, why would you ever even bother throwing the football?

  22. Big Mike says:

    Good thing Bruce is playing instead of mafe

  23. Chris says:

    Easy for the chiefs

  24. Blitzy the Clown says:

    Let’s keep playing the 35 year old guy who won’t play another down of pro football in a few weeks so that the new guys never get any experience

    That’s smart coaching

  25. Chris says:

    That’s the short term thinking of an old coach

  26. Big Mike says:

    3rd and short looking for the 1st down they ran right over Humphrey

  27. Troy says:

    LOL. New week, new game, SAME ISSUES.

  28. Hawkcrazy says:

    Hawks continue with no run defense and poor or no tackling. I don’t know if a seattle defensive player has the ability to come off a block or maintain his run fits.

  29. Chris says:

    We pretty much have to score here

  30. Pran says:

    I guess those points should be good for win. Chiefs should give our D a break.

  31. pdway says:

    Irvin is also just completely useless.

    As are our LB’s frankly…

  32. cha says:

    Was Bruce so engaged on his blocker on that TD run that he didn’t even bother to find out where the ball was?

    Toney ran right past him and he didn’t even notice.

  33. Big Mike says:

    Found ourselves a kickoff return man now didn’t we?

  34. Romeo A57 says:

    Nice to see a long kickoff return.

  35. Troy says:

    Way to waste great field position. Pathetically predictable.

  36. Roy Batty says:

    The Hawks wal into Arrowhead…ugliness ensues.

    On the flip side, they finally got their return guy.

  37. Blitzy the Clown says:

    I don’t know why it annoys me so much but that Chiefs player who picked up the dropped ball after every ref had been blowing their whistle for a few seconds is kind of an idiot.

    No dude, you’re not impressing anyone with extra hustle. You just look like an idiot picking up a dead ball and trying to run with it

  38. Romeo A57 says:

    I respect Pete for going on 4th down there to go away from his tendency.

  39. Chris says:

    Now the boat race begins

  40. Chris says:

    Walker needs to learn he’s not in college anymore. You can’t go backwards

  41. Big Mike says:

    There is absolutely no substitute for pure speed

  42. Robbie says:

    Woolen just saved a Diggs mistake with pure hustle!

  43. Pran says:

    Hate the Refs. This game is already unwatchable and you don’t want to throw flags as if Chiefs need help.

  44. Troy says:

    No pass rush whatsoever. We’ll hear in 3 weeks how it’s a priority for the 3rd consecutive off-season.

  45. Romeo A57 says:

    Chiefs trying to throw on that possession even though the “strength” if the Seahawks defense is Pass Defense. If the Chiefs don’t start running the ball down the Seahawks throat, this might be a close game.

  46. Roy Batty says:

    Good god, Geno, just chuck it into the stands.

  47. Troy says:

    Wow. The Hawks sure came to play today.

  48. cha says:

    Why can’t the Seahawks attack the middle of the field in the passing game?

    Chris Jones has been in his face all game.

  49. Chris says:

    Pretty dumb to run into the end zone and try to get the ball back to the l.o.s

  50. Roy Batty says:

    At some point, maybe the 10th or 12th punt by Dickson, I would like to see him do a low flying Aussie style kick that is hard to field.

    The cold weather might cause havoc with frozen hands and a concrete football.

  51. Robbie says:

    Center NEEDS to be a priority this off-season. I’m so tired of that being a weak link.

    • Big Mike says:

      1000% agree with you which is why I posted about Humphrey a couple of times already. However if you want someone of quality you better hope Pete Carroll doesn’t come back because he has no interest in good Centers it’s obvious.

    • Romeo A57 says:

      Definitely, the regression on run game through the season can probably be blamed on the weakness of the IOL

  52. Chris says:

    It’s baffling how Pete preaches running the ball and stopping the run. But the personnel decisions every offseason don’t reflect that philosophy

  53. Roy Batty says:

    Jesus, Chenal was just standing there in the backfield, waiting.

  54. Matt says:

    The worst part of this game will be the “defense played really well” nonsense that will come.

  55. cha says:

    The Chiefs have yet to really exploit the Seahawks’ defensive weakness.

    Unfortunately the offense seems unable to take advantage of that.

  56. Big Mike says:

    Blog favorite Leo Chanel

  57. Big Mike says:

    That’s the NFL making sure the chiefs are in command of the game

    • Big Mike says:

      Complete bullshit call. The ref was looking at the sideline to get the signal on how to call it I’m sure New York got it too whoever was giving him the signal quickly

  58. Roy Batty says:

    How the hell do you run out of time coming off a penalty? The

  59. Blitzy the Clown says:

    That’s it guys I’m done

    KC don’t need the refs to help them win but there they are doing what they can, and they’re making the game even more unwatchable

    I have a long drive and loving family waiting for me at my destination and this display just isn’t worth my time

  60. Roy Batty says:

    The Drew Lock experiment begins?

  61. Troy says:

    Very concerning how bad our rookie tackles have looked.

  62. Pran says:

    This is embarrassing to watch. Hope Pete realizes soon.

  63. Chris says:

    It’s really hard to function when we are so bad in the trenches

  64. Romeo A57 says:

    So far this looks like the San Francisco game where the Seahawks Defense is keeping them in the game while the offense sputters.

    • Pran says:

      Just stop it. KC is taking it easy, they can put up 50 burger on that sorry ass D if they choose to.

      • Romeo A57 says:

        I am just trying to point out that the Seahawks are bad on both sides of the ball. Their defense is not good but if the offense can’t get one first down then the Chiefs will score 50.

  65. Big Mike says:

    But that’s OK Brooks a second the NFL and tackles that’s what really matters

  66. icb12 says:

    Can’t block. Can’t tackle. Can’t win.

  67. Big Mike says:

    Did you guys see that graphic? Seattle has allowed 1264 yd after contact this year

  68. Mick says:

    So hard to put some damn points on the board.

  69. Roy Batty says:

    Funny thing is, even with that TD, it shouldn’t be this close.

  70. Troy says:

    Worst defense in the NFL.

  71. Mick says:

    Keep it like this and we lose 28-0.

  72. cha says:

    Sticky like the gum wall in Seattle at Pike Place?

    Smoked him like a brisket like they do in Kansas City?

    Sanchez’ contract requires he cram as many lame metaphors into his commentary as possible.

  73. Ulsterman says:

    The tackling is pathetic, this team is just soft.

  74. Big Mike says:

    Basically this defense is giving up 100 yd per game after contact. That is some really bad tackling

  75. Roy Batty says:

    Sorry, Charissa, I don’t think Seattle cares about the Giants winning. They’re getting their ass kicked at the moment.

  76. Big Mike says:

    Frank Clark just owned gave Jackson on that play

  77. Troy says:

    What a half of football. This is a fireable performance. From 6-3 to THIS?

  78. Big Mike says:

    Oh yeah highlights of the incredibly great Willie Lanier. For those of you not old enough to have seen him play you missed a great one

  79. cha says:

    I just ran a PFN mock draft and took John Michael Schmitz at #3.

  80. ShowMeYourHawk says:

    Uh… so, Bijan Robinson with our natural first, please. Walker ain’t a lead back.

  81. 12th chuck says:

    why is it when the hawks cant run the ball, they pick plays that start behind the line of scrimmage?

  82. Roy Batty says:

    A broken tackle for you, and a broken tackle for you, and…

  83. pdway says:

    The defense kind of is what it is – we know that. But my god, what has happened to this offense?

    They were good. They were good just this year. It’s one thing to look like this against the Niners D, but this isn’t them. It’s like we are completely out of the crisp ideas that made things look easy. Now we are back to last year’s every-single-yard-looks-hard type of offense.

  84. Kyle R says:

    I cut the rookie Tackles slack because of the rookie wall and they have shown promise lot of time this year, but dear God the interior of the line is terrible 😔. I hate having weak lines that are constantly dominated and no nastiness. The interior OL and all of the front 7 on defense fits this description.

  85. 206 says:

    This team has lost all their juice. No resilience anymore.

    Also, how can we never sniff out a screen but every team reads our screens like a book?

  86. Troy says:

    I don’t know guys. As a fan, I just can’t watch this team.

    I am officially ready for a coaching change and new outlook.

  87. Matt says:

    I’ve been negative about Geno and haven’t given him his due credit this year. But boy…I gotta tell you; his body language is some of the worst I’ve ever seen at the QB position. It’s like an unfunny version of Cutler.

    Anybody thinking this team is close needs a head examination. We have so few difference makers on this roster; it’s shockingZ

  88. KennyBadger says:

    Creed Humphrey > D’wayne eskridge. Merry Christmas Big Mike.

  89. Big Mike says:

    I appreciate that Geno is trying to make things happen but just like Russ with this offensive line it’s better just to throw it away

  90. Hawks4life says:

    Been missing those throws all year

  91. Mick says:

    That’s what I expect from DK, they should use him more.

  92. Matt says:

    Geno’s turnover luck…he needs to start buying lottery tickets.

  93. Big Mike says:

    Should not be throwing in the double coverage like that

  94. Mick says:

    We’re not winning anyways, but come on, score a TD.

  95. Pran says:

    Looks like league got the message and started throwing some flags for Hawks.
    Face saving points on board for Pete.

  96. Jabroni-DC says:

    Kansas City is the first complete team that we’ve played all year & you can see exactly how far away we are from contending.

    Getting dominated on both sides of the LOS.
    Tackling is atrocious.
    KC dbs are all over us. Finally started getting some calls.

  97. Gross MaToast says:

    I’m not a fan of either the current offensive and defensive schemes nor the coaches on either side of the ball. Also, too, I’m not keen on the head coach/GM.

    Happy Holidays!

  98. Pran says:

    Geno is Geno. No need to worry about overpaying.

  99. 12th chuck says:

    I think it’s safe to say we have seen the best we will from Geno, any question if we should or shouldn’t pick a qb with our first pick should be answered. Along with, if Pete stays, expect Zach Wilson to be here next year

  100. cha says:

    The Chiefs offense is begging the Seahawks to get back into this game.

  101. Jabroni-DC says:

    Now get down the field and score a damn TD.

  102. Romeo A57 says:

    Not one run play called on that Chiefs 3 and out. Are they just playing to try to get Mahomes the MVP?

  103. Big Mike says:

    Sorry to see the lions losing. Was really hoping they would get to the playoffs

    • 805Hawk says:

      I was rooting for Detroit as well. Sorry to see them losing. On the bright side, if Carolina can knock Tampa out of the playoffs, that would be okay with me.

  104. Hawks4life says:

    Walker needs space he can’t over power anyone, we need a solid big bodied back to pair with him

  105. KennyBadger says:

    Nice block on the screen dk. WTF.

    Willie gay is running k9s show today.

  106. cha says:

    Colby Parkinson 4 targets
    Noah Fant 1 target
    Will Dissly 0 targets

    Practice squadder Laquon Treadwell 3 targets
    Deejay Dallas 2 targets

  107. Ely says:

    How did this team win 7 games?

    • Big Mike says:

      Better offensive line play than you’ve seen since then that’s how. And that refers to both run blocking and pass blocking.

    • JP says:

      Mostly luck really. This roster was never a 3 win team or whatever, more like 5 wins, and they’ve gotten this far just from playing a schedule that ended up being way easier than anyone saw coming.

  108. Jabroni-DC says:

    What’s with all these pass plays to the flat giving our guys zero momentum? Set him up with a little head of speed for shytes sake.

  109. Big Mike says:

    So in Pete’s post game press conference are we going to hear how we were real close and that if we just would’ve made those 4th Downs we’ve been right in it?

  110. Ashish says:

    Defense is doing decent but now no offense. Pete are you not getting tired of this? This is happening from 2015.

    • 12th chuck says:

      somewhat typical of a Pete Carroll team for the last several years, offense plays well, defense and special team’s struggle. defense plays well, offense struggles and then get outcoached

  111. KennyBadger says:

    Again, why does Bruce get more snaps than mafe?

  112. Old but Slow says:

    Pete should have read Cha’s preview.

  113. Robert says:

    Why is Forsythe in for Lucas? Is Lucas hurt?

  114. Jabroni-DC says:

    How can you not throw it to the damn sticks!?!?!

  115. cha says:

    Plus: PC realizes how important the game is and is going for it on 4th down

    Minus: Throwing the ball to Laquon Treadwell on 4th down

  116. jack frost says:

    passed on two makeable FGs
    could be 17-9 going into the 4Q

  117. 805Hawk says:

    We are even in total yards. It’s another game where it feels like we should be losing by 30 but are down 14. Strange. I’m sure Pete thinks we are right there. So close. But that doesn’t pass the eye test.

    • 12th chuck says:

      is it me, or does it seem like pete is somewhat desperate. I hope that he is coming to the realization that this is his last year

  118. cha says:

    Andy Reid’s game plan today is shockingly bad.

  119. Matt says:

    Defense is playing well but feels like KC is shooting themselves in the foot more than we are dominating.

  120. Chris says:

    It’s puzzling why k.c isn’t running more

  121. Old but Slow says:

    Maybe we should play more cold weather games.

  122. cha says:

    That’s the second timeout on 1st & 10 this half because they couldn’t get set.

    Old Geno is leaking out a little.

  123. Ashish says:

    4 out 5 time outs taken because can’t get play on time. Time management?

  124. Matt says:

    They are playing like “let’s lose in a close one” so Pete can say how close we are.

  125. Ashish says:

    What the F

  126. 206 says:

    Brooks sucks!

  127. Pran says:

    Seeing all the games around NFL, Seahawks seem to be the worst of the worst.

  128. Denver Hawker says:

    Seahawks so bad, Fox just flipped to the Giants/Vikings game here in Denver.

  129. cha says:

    Why has this team prioritized Laquon Treadwell over Penny Hart?

  130. Trevor says:

    I think it is safe to say that the “Geno is a $30 mil / yr QB” talk should be permanently muted going forward. He is not an elite QB he is a solid veteran backup who has played well when the offense is on schedule against the weaker teams.

    Against the top teams and in the big moments he has shown that without a doubt he is not an elite NFL QB. That’s not a knock on him he is a solid QB and has had a great year.

  131. Matt says:

    Garbage time stats have been Geno’s best friend for a couple months.

  132. Mr Magic says:

    we shoulda kicked FGs on 2 earlier possessions instead of going for it, we took ourselves out of the game.

  133. cha says:

    The Seahawks just trying to kill the clock and get on the plane.