The playoff hopes of the Seattle Seahawks might have received a knockout blow at the hands of their division rival.
But it seems like the team isn’t soaring this season because they dropped their fourth home game in five outings.
Pete Carroll didn’t make an opening statement and cut off his postgame presser as a reporter was asking a question. First time I can remember him doing either. pic.twitter.com/eKOXgEPxFn
— Brady Henderson (@BradyHenderson) November 22, 2021
The Jacksonville Jaguars are the only team they have defeated at Lumen Field this season.
Wilson’s return from finger surgery isn’t helping as their offense looked lethargic.
They scored 13 points against the Cardinals, seven of which were courtesy of kicker Jason Myers.
Worst, the Seahawks are terrible on third downs, and their short passing game isn’t working.
The Chains Stopped Moving
Converting only two out of ten third-down attempts did not help the Seahawks’ cause.
Out of that number, Wilson did not have a successful conversion out of six tries.
That’s the worst mark of his career, and his poor showing did not do much against the Cardinals.
Seattle had 266 total yards on offense and had 14 first downs.
Seahawks offense has now gone 19 straight drives without a TD.
— Andrew Siciliano (@AndrewSiciliano) November 21, 2021
Those numbers are nowhere near the 413 yards and the 29 first downs of Arizona.
Even the Seahawks’ quick passing schemes weren’t working either.
The team brought in offensive coordinator Shane Waldron to address that concern.
However, his hiring isn’t paying off, as shown in this game.
Russell Wilson wanted out of Seattle after a 12-4 season. What’s he going to want after this 3-7 abomination comes to an end?
— ProFootballTalk (@ProFootballTalk) November 22, 2021
The Seahawks’ woes are not a one-game anomaly because they did less against the Green Bay Packers as well.
Seahawks are a bad football team. Almost everywhere.
— Colin Cowherd (@ColinCowherd) November 21, 2021
Seattle had 208 total yards and gained only 3.5 yards per play.
It was also the first time in his NFL career that Wilson experienced a shutout.
Will Heads Roll In Seattle?
The Seahawks are now at 3-7, putting their three-year playoff streak in jeopardy.
Unlike the AFC, there’s more structure in the pecking order in the NFC, and it would be hard for them to catch up.
After Week 11, the Seahawks are second-worst in the conference but are two games behind the New Orleans Saints for the seventh and last postseason spot.
While that margin is still manageable to overhaul, they don’t have much of a chance if the other teams in front of them keep on winning.
No matter what, it’s Seahawks forever! 3-7 or 7-3, nothing changes for me. #Seahawks
— Gee Scott Sr. (@GeeScottSr) November 22, 2021
Therefore, Seattle will already rely on other teams’ performances to climb the ladder.
With the odds not looking suitable for their favor, there’s a chance that head coach Pete Carroll and general manager John Schneider get the pink slip.
It’s time for new people to lead the Seahawks because Carroll’s tenure has run its course.
There’s nothing to be ashamed of with what he built in Seattle because they played in two Super Bowls and won one.
But it’s not a good sign that even he cannot find an explanation for their recent struggles.
Of all people, he must be the one who has the answers.
Unfortunately, his confusion may cost him his job.