The Seattle Seahawks are heading into Sundays game against the Carolina Panthers with a short memory. Long forgotten is last Sundays Nights poor performance by the offense. In the 28-12 loss to the Los Angeles Rams the offense failed to find the endzone despite rushing for 106 yards. The Seahawks were 5-14 on third down , 1-2 of fourth down and were 0-2 in the Redzone. Add the 5 sacks against quarterback Russell Wilson it quickly becomes clear why the Seahawks have moved on and looking to the Sundays contest as the perfect bounce back game to right the ship and make a playoff run.
GETTING BALL TO PLAYMAKERS
One point of emphasis for the Seahawks on Sunday will be to get the ball to the teams playmakers. Against the Rams the Seahawks had 202 passing yards but gained just 4.9 yards per completion.
“I think we got to be a little bit more aggressive just in general. I think to be able to get there and find those plays. We’ve been able to run the ball really well, Minnesota in particular, probably the game that was the toughest to get the ball down the field I would say just because they played so far deep.
That’s why we were able to run it for so many yards, just because there’s nobody really once you get passed the first level. That was kind of their thought process and decision. We want to be versatile. I think we want to get Tyler [Lockett] going. We want to get guys like Josh [Gordon] going and different players. DK [Metcalf]. Get those guys. D Mo [David Moore] is such a great player, too, as well. So, get those guys the ball as much as we can, too.”Russell Wilson on needing to be more aggressive and get ball to the teams playmakers
One player the Seahawks are looking too, for contribution is running back C.J. Prosise. With Rashaad Penny out for the season due to a knee injury Prosise will be given an opportunity to spell running back Chris Carson.
While the Panthers have replaced Ron Rivera with Perry Fewell and there is likely to be some new wrinkles to the Carolina defense the Seahawks will be facing familiar opponent