Once again, the Seahawks defense looked like the 2004 squad as the 'Hawks lost to the Chiefs, 35-28. The Seahawks had the lead three times, including a 28-27 lead in the fourth quarter. However, the defense let the game turn into the Larry Johnson Show as he ran for 155 yards and 3 TDs and caught 2 passes for 26 yards and a TD.
Why do I keep refering to the 2004 defense? Because this year's D is showing the same alarming pattern. In 2004, the defense was ranked #1 after three games, then let the Lambs come back from 20 down to win, and dropped to #26 at the end of the season. This year, the D played well for 2 games and 3 quarters of the third, then almost let the Giants come back from 39 down. They haven't played a good game since, giving up 20 points to the Giants in the 4th quarter, 37 to the Bears, 28 to the Lambs, 24 to the Vikings, and now 35 to the Chiefs (I obviously didn't charge the pick-6 that Hasselbeck threw against the Giants or the fumble recovery in the endzone that the Vikings got against the defense).
I'll give the offense credit for putting up 21 points (and Kelly Herdon for that fumble return for the TD), even though the last drive was disappointing. With all the injuries on the offensive side of the ball and the defense healthy, the defense has to STEP UP NOW.
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