2021 Schedule

2021 Schedule
2-4, 4th in NFC West

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Jamal Adams rushed the passer on a season-high eight snaps Sunday night. That was right around his per-game average from 2020 (8.25) and more than double his average from the first five games of this season (3.4). Even with Adams blitzing more, the Seahawks only managed one official QB hit (Darrell Taylor) and no sacks. Ben Roethlisberger made it hard on them by getting the ball out fast. His average time before throw of 2.45 seconds was tied for third-shortest in Week 6, per ESPN charting.

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Pete Carroll said DK Metcalf was cramping up Sunday night. That may explain why Freddie Swain, usually the Seahawks' third receiver, played two more snaps than he did against Pittsburgh. Will Dissly played considerably more than Gerald Everett in Everett's return from a two-game stint on the COVID list. Alex Collins started and led Seattle's tailbacks in snaps, but his status for this week is up in the air after taking a pair of hard hits that knocked him out of the Steelers game.

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Rookie CB Tre Brown played 40 of 75 defensive snaps in his strong NFL debut Sunday. The Seahawks planned to play him on the third series then see what happens, per Pete Carroll, but he had to finish the game on the left side when Sidney Jones got hurt in the third quarter. Brown made a key third-down tackle in OT. "He helped himself," Carroll said. "He's going to play more." DE Alton Robinson only played one snap and jumped offsides. He wasn't on the injury report last week, so that's curious.

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Seahawks receive good news on status of Taylor

Seahawks coach Pete Carroll said it's not out of the question that Darrell Taylor plays Monday night in New Orleans after receiving good news from follow-up tests a day after his injury vs. the Steelers.

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Seahawks pass-rusher Taylor stretchered off field

Seahawks defensive end Darrell Taylor was immobilized, taken off the field on a stretcher and taken via ambulance to a hospital Sunday night. Coach Pete Carroll said preliminary CT scans were clear and that Taylor was moving his extremities.

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A silver lining in the Seahawks' loss: Tre Brown's strong NFL debut. The rookie fourth-round pick, just activated off IR, played extensively at left corner after Sidney Jones went down. He helped force a punt in OT with an open-field tackle short of the line to gain on third down. "This was not too big for him," Pete Carroll said of Brown debuting in prime time. "He was really poised and did a nice job. He deserves to play more."

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Jamal Adams missed a golden opportunity for an game-changing interception when a fourth-quarter throw bounced off his face mask. Pittsburgh then kicked a field goal to make 20-17. Adams may have picked up the ball late. Adams (six tackles, TFL) was much more involved as a rusher than in the first five games but didn't finish with any hits. Seattle had just one hit as a team and no sacks. "I thought he was very active tonight and did a nice job," Pete Carroll said.

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Pete Carroll was asked how he thinks the Seahawks will respond to being in such an unfamiliar position — at 2-4 and without Russell Wilson for at least two more games. "Look at what just happened," he said, referring to how they rallied from down 14-0 to take Pittsburgh to OT. "There ain't no options," he said. "We've got to come back and we've got to freakin' battle. That's how we do it."

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Geno Smith expressed his regret and his resolve while putting the Seahawks' OT loss on his shoulders. "I can't keep coming up short," he said, referring to how Seattle's last two games have ended with him turning the ball over. Last week, it was an interception (that wasn't all his fault). Sunday night, it was a fumble after he led four second-half scoring drives. "... That's solely on me and I vow to be better," Smith said. He went 23 of 32 for 209 yards and a TD in his first start since 2017.

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Life without Russell Wilson (and Chris Carson) isn't look pretty for the Seahawks. They're down 14-0 at halftime in Pittsburgh. Only 74 yards of offense. Geno Smith is 8 of 12 for 63 yards, averaging only 4.7 yards beyond the line of scrimmage per pass attempt. They'll get the ball to begin the third quarter and need a score to keep this from getting uglier.

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Seahawks GM John Schneider, on his 710 ESPN Seattle pregame hit, said this about putting RB Chris Carson on IR: "We just need to give him some time with his neck, try to get things to calm down a little bit there. He's got a little bit of inflammation going on and that's not anything you really want to mess with ever. So we thought we'd give him the next couple weeks here and hopefully everything calms down." Schneider said the hope is Rashaad Penny returns off IR next week when he's eligible.

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Here's what Seahawks GM John Schneider told 710 ESPN Seattle on his pregame radio hit about Geno Smith, who's making his first start with Russell Wilson on IR: "He knows what's going on. He's been there for Russ. So it'll be cool for Russ to be there for him tonight. He can move. He's got really good eyes and as you saw the other night, he sees the fields well and he can take off."

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The Seahawks' inactives vs. Pittsburgh: CB John Reid, DE L.J. Collier, C Dakoda Shepley, TE Tyler Mabry, OT Stone Forsythe, OT Cedric Ogbuehi. The Seahawks have an open roster spot, hence only needing to de-activate six players instead of seven. Ogbuehi was ruled out with an injury. Everyone else is a healthy scratch.

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The Seahawks elevated quarterback Jake Luton and receiver Phillip Dorsett from their practice squad for Sunday night's game vs. Pittsburgh. Luton will back up Geno Smith with Russell Wilson on IR. Dorsett joins DK Metcalf, Tyler Lockett, Freddie Swain and Penny Hart as Seattle's available WRs. It's Luton's first elevation, Dorsett's second. Both will revert back to the practice squad Monday and Dorsett will have to be added to the 53-man roster indefinitely to play again after Sunday night.

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Here's the Seahawks' final injury report of the week, updated with Friday's practice participation. Russell Wilson got some more work in before he and Chris Carson were placed on IR. Backup OT Cedric Ogbuehi was also ruled out. DK Metcalf is good to go with his lingering foot injury, as is Bobby Wagner with his bruised knee from the Rams game. Everyone other than Wilson, Carson and Ogbuehi is considered healthy enough to play Sunday night vs. the Steelers.

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Team Stats

Passing Yards233.322nd
Rushing Yards110.716th
Points For23.318th
Points Against24.813th