Yesterday's blowout loss although to a hot Packers team, was a very uncharacteristic loss for the Seattle Seahawks. A week earlier they blew out Carolina 40-7, so getting blown out a week later seemed very peculiar. Watching the secondary get scorched by Aaron Rodgers last night was a bad sign of things to come, yes Rodgers is filthy, but no that never happens against the Seahawks. The loss of Earl Thomas might be a lot bigger than we all originally thought, he hadn't missed a game in his entire career besides one a couple weeks before he broke his leg so the Seahawks aren't used to playing without their center fielder. Thomas keeps the legion of boom in check, he's the mastermind back there, his presence was missed greatly, and it showed yesterday.
I know Russell Wilson has been hurt for the most part this season, probably explains why his numbers have been pedestrian at best this season. Realistically he's had about three superior games where he's thrown the majority of his touchdowns, the rest of the time this offense has been atrocious. They look unstoppable some weeks and others they can't do damn a thing. I'll tell you right now if that trend continues like it has all season, the Seahawks aren't the serious contender we all believe them to be. Without Earl in the secondary, the legion of boom becomes average, and without Russell Wilson playing to elite standards this offense becomes average as well. The Seahawks have the NFC West wrapped up essentially, but just because they're winning the worst division in the NFC doesn't mean you should be buying into them being a serious contender come playoff time. Seahawks are in some serious shit, we'll have to wait to see if Pete Carroll can save them from this catastrophe.