The Seahawks 2023 season didn't get off to the start they were hoping for, with the Rams using a dominant second half to earn a 30-13 victory. In addition to that final score, here are 12 numbers of note that help tell the story of Sunday's loss to the Rams:
Home openers lost by the Seahawks in the last 21 years, with previous losses coming in 2008 and 2021.
Third-down conversions on 17 tries for the Rams, who at one point were 8 for 10 on third down following a third-quarter touchdown drive.
Third-down conversions on nine attempts for Seattle.
Offensive plays run by the Rams, compared to just 46 for the Seahawks, numbers that were in large part dictated by the aforementioned third-down down disparity.
First down for the Seahawks in the second half. Seattle also had just 12 yards of offense in the half.
Quarterback hits recorded by the Seahawks, who also had zero sackson 38 pass attempts for the Rams. Seahawks coach Pete Carroll pointed to the lack of pass rush as part of the reason for the third-down struggles.
The Rams yards-per-carry average on 40 rushing attempts, a bright spot for Seattle's defense, which put a lot of emphasis on improving against the run this offseason.
Seattle's yards-per-carry average, including a solid 5.3 yards-per-carry average for Kenneth Walker III, who gained 64 yards on 12 carries.
Tackles made by linebacker Bobby Wagner in his first game back with the Seahawks, a total that is one short of the franchise record he shares with Jordyn Brooks.
Tackles recorded by linebacker Jordyn Brooks, who was back on the field less than eight months after having surgery to repair a torn ACL.
Career touchdown receptions for DK Metcalf after he added another Sunday. Metcalf is now tied with Daryl Turner for the sixth most receiving touchdowns in franchise history, and he is one touchdown away from matching Joey Galloway for fifth place.
Yards gained by DeeJay Dallas on two returns, an 18-yard punt return in the first half and a 34-yard kick return late in the game.
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