The Seattle Seahawks fell to 0-2 on the young season, losing to the Chicago Bears 24-17 on Monday Night Football. Here are three key takeaways from the Seahawks’ efforts.
At least the Seattle Seahawks made it interesting in the second quarter.
Despite some late-game, fourth quarter heroics from quarterback Russell Wilson and Co., the Seahawks fell to the Chicago Bears 24-17 on Monday Night Football in Week 2, dropping to 0-2 and seeing their hopes of reaching the postseason this year diminish to a small flicker. Rare are the teams making the playoffs after starting off a season with such a record, meaning head coach Pete Carroll’s squad will have to find other things to focus on in what’s turning out to be something of a rebuild year.
To rebuild, though, one has to know what’s working and what isn’t. For Seattle, there are plenty of things to wonder about on both sides.
The Seahawks offense was problematic over the first half of Monday night, putting it lightly. The offense gained a mere 79 yards before the half, was 2-of-8 on third down and had already given up five sacks to Wilson.
On the flip side, however, the Bears were only up 10-3 going into halftime. It wasn’t as if Chicago was running away with the score, although head coach Matt Nagy’s squad should have done so early.
That’s another telling thing for Seattle on the young season. Perhaps the defense isn’t quite as bad as some may think. But if the offense isn’t capable of sustaining drives, you’ll likely see this unit wear down over the second half like it did in Week 2.
Let’s break that down along with two other key takeaways from the contest.