Quick Takes From Seahawks 21-16 Loss To The Buccaneers

The Tom Brady led Tampa Bay Buccaneers snapped the Seattle Seahawks four game win streak with an nearly unstoppable ground game and precison passing from Brady. The Buccaneers racked up 161 rushing yards to the Seahawks 39 yards. Give credit to the Buccaneers for exploiting a Seahawks defense that sleep walked the first half and simple forgot how to set the edge and tackle.


The Seahawks  offense  also played far below it ‘s capabilities in the first  half . The Seahawks offense had a grand total of 57 yards in the first half.The offenses major  issuses  was that  the  Seahawks offensive line had  no answer for the Buccaneers Joe Tyron-Shoyika and   Devin White. The pair had two first half sacks. Give credit to the whole Buccaneers  defensive line with so much attention being paid to  Veta Vea  the rest of the D line overpowered the Seahawks offensive line. Aiken Hicks  and Raheem Nunez- Roches  and two quarterback hits and harassed Smith up and down the field. The Seahawks punted on all off their five first half  possessions. 


The Seahawks had a better second half on both sides of the ball  but in the end the issues  that ncessstated a  defensive changes in week five of the season resurfaced. On defense it  was the inability to be aggressive , get off blocks and attack the quarterback.

  The Bucanners gifted the Seahawks a turn over in the  this quarter when a trick play went array. A Leonard Fournette attempted pass to Tom Brady was intercepted by Tariq Woolen for his sixth interception of the  season.


The offense looked like it had found it’s footing after  getting on the board with  a field goal the previous offensive possession.  The hope was shortlived and dashed when Geno Smith fumbled the ball at the Buccaneers 16 yard line giving the ball back to Brady after the  Woolen interception. Brady wasted no time in accepting the gift and making up for his earlier transgressions.  Brady engineered an 11 play  87 yard drive that ended with a four yard  Brady to Chris Godwin pass play. Like Brady Smith atoned for his earlier transgressions when engineered a  5 play. 77 yards that ended with a 21 yard touchdown pass to Lockett. The Seahwks  two point try failed. 


The defensive made one more stand and it looked like the Seahawks might exorcise the demons from the lost Super Bowl when Cody Bryant jumped high and intercepted a Brady pass intended for Mike Evans. Smith  converted the turnover into six points when threaded the needle and found  Marquis Goodwin in the back of the enzzome for a 19 yard touchdown. The Seahawks were unable to make another stand and saw the Brady led Bucs hold on to the ball for the reminder of the game.


This game was about the Seahawks inability to answer the bell to start the game and stick to the game plan. A lethargic first half saw the Seahawks chasing the game and when the opportunity to grab the lead the offense was unable to do so because of self inclicgted wounds. This loss was all abou the Seahawks state of mind on both sides of the ball. Yes they gave a gallant effort but it was just not good enough. The Seahawks have earned some cushion and can affiord to lose one game here and there. What they can’t do is turn a loss into a two or three game losing streak.

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