Where nationwide media rank Seahawks after Week 3
Sometimes issues seem so unhealthy you simply need to snicker.
And if you happen to’re into that type of comedy, this Seahawks season might be the one for you.
If you’re not, there’s nonetheless loads of soccer to be performed and loads of time to show issues round.
After falling to the Falcons on Sunday, the Seahawks sank to the underside of most nationwide media energy rankings.
Here’s the place the nationwide media have the Seahawks after Week 3.
SI.com: No. 32
We’re going to ask a model of this query 100 instances this yr, however it’s so fascinating. What does this franchise appear to be twelve months from now?
ESPN: No. 27
Geno Smith has been good. And higher than most observers anticipated out of a longtime backup who hadn’t entered a season as a starter since 2014. Smith ranks tenth in Total QBR (62.3) and is main the NFL in completion fee by a large margin (77.5%). He ranks twenty second in air yards per try (6.86), indicating how a lot of Seattle’s passing recreation has been quick and intermediate throws. But Smith had some success down the sphere within the loss to the Falcons on Sunday that dropped the Seahawks to 1-2. His subsequent step will likely be main a game-winning drive, one thing he couldn’t do in opposition to Atlanta or within the three probabilities he had whereas filling in for Russell Wilson final season. — Brady Henderson
The Ringer: No. 27
After permitting 27 factors in back-to-back video games (in opposition to, checks notes, Jimmy Garoppolo and Marcus Mariota), the Seahawks protection ranks thirty first in EPA per play allowed (-0.16) and twenty ninth in yards per play allowed (6.34) during the last two weeks. Geno Smith performed effectively sufficient to beat Atlanta on Sunday, however the Seahawks’ younger secondary will pressure him and the offense to be good to outduel most groups they’ll face transferring ahead.
Bleacher Report: No. 30
That the Seattle Seahawks aren’t a very good soccer crew isn’t actually stunning. But it’s no less than somewhat stunning that it hasn’t actually been Geno Smith’s fault.
The journeyman quarterback performed effectively in Sunday’s loss to the Falcons, passing for 325 yards and two scores with a passer ranking simply south of 100. Three weeks in, Smith’s passer ranking of 100.8 ranks seventh within the NFL.
However, whereas Smith has held up his finish of the deal, Seattle’s protection has not.
The Athletic: No. 30
Here’s an thrilling improvement: The Seahawks are nonetheless in search of their first punt return yards of the season. The Seahawks’ protection, which ranks thirty second in defensive EPA per drive, has solely pressured 5 punts all season, and solely a type of has been returned (for zero yards). These are the type of attention-grabbing tidbits that pop up whenever you win your Super Bowl in Week 1.
NBC Sports: No. 28
The solely factor this crew has in widespread with the ’72 Dolphins is that they have been each 1-0.
CBS Sports: No. 31
This goes to be a protracted season largely as a result of the protection isn’t excellent. They have been destroyed by Falcons at residence. That’s not what we count on from a Pete Carroll crew.
NFL.com: No. 28
Geno Smith evacuated the pocket, scrambled to his proper, stored his eyes upfield and unfurled a decent spiral. It appeared just like the setup for a particular second for the Seahawks, however there can be no fairytale ending. Smith’s move was intercepted by Falcons security Richie Grant, who slid to the turf to clinch a win for the Falcons. Smith has been about common in his three video games as starter this season, however it’s the protection that presents the most important challenge for Pete Carroll. Seattle gave up scores on 5 of Atlanta’s first seven possessions, a worrying signal for a crew that talked quite a bit a couple of new-and-improved scheme getting into the yr. Instead, it’s been extra of the identical.