Seahawks lifeless without Russell Wilson in ugly ‘MNF’ loss to Saints

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It’s harmless to accidental the Seahawks are missing Russell Wilson.

Seattle looked lifeless successful their Monday Night Football crippled against the Saints, a 13-10 nonaccomplishment successful the rainfall that dropped the Seahawks to 2-5 connected the play (and a miserable 0-3 astatine home, wherever Seattle usually triumphs). It was their 2nd afloat crippled since Russell Wilson injured his finger, and backup backmost Geno Smith couldn’t get overmuch going for the second-straight week – partially due to the fact that Pete Carroll and the coaching unit wouldn’t fto him.

Carroll enactment distant a comically blimpish crippled program connected Monday night, with Smith lone throwing 22 times contempt not holding a pb astatine immoderate constituent successful the 2nd half. They ran the shot 28 times, 16 of the carries going to journeyman RB Alex Collins, who totaled 35 yards connected those attempts (or 2.2 yards per carry).

On 3 occasions, the Seahawks elected to tally the shot connected 3rd down – doubly connected 3rd and 1 – and didn’t prime up the yardage, resulting successful 2 punts and a missed tract goal. Carroll has ever liked to tally the ball, and the conditions (rain, not Wilson) whitethorn person called for it. But it was precise wide from the commencement that the tally crippled wasn’t moving – particularly without pb backmost Chris Carson, and against a defence that gives up the third-fewest unreserved yards per crippled successful the NFL.

Pete Carroll connected  the tract  during the Seahawks' crippled  against the SaintsPete Carroll connected the tract during the Seahawks’ crippled against the SaintsGetty Images

Smith did link connected an 84-yard touchdown to DK Metcalf successful the 2nd 4th aft cornerback Marshon Lattimore fell down, but that ended up being astir fractional of the team’s yardage (Seattle amassed conscionable 219 full yards connected the night). He besides took 5 sacks, including 3 connected their last 2 bid of the crippled successful crunch time, ending immoderate anticipation of a comeback.

Seattle is present 5 games retired of the part pb (Cardinals) conscionable 7 games into the season, and 4 games down the Rams. Wilson could instrumentality aft the Seahawks’ Week 9 bye to look the Packers, and they person a winnable crippled successful Week 8 against the lowly Jaguars.

Russell Wilson looks connected  from the sidelineRussell Wilson looks connected from the sidelineGetty Images

“We miss him, and successful the meantime, we’re going to support warring and clawing and doing what we can,” Carroll said aft the game.

But they had a accidental to bargain 1 astatine location connected Monday – and the miserable effort wasn’t enough.