Good morning, 12s. Here's a look at what's out there today — Monday, December 12 — about your Seattle Seahawks.
Media Reacts To Seahawks' Week 14 Loss To The Panthers
Despite a rocking home atmosphere at Lumen Field, the Seahawks fell 30-24 to the Carolina Panthers. The loss drops Seattle to 0-4 against the NFC South, as well as back out of a playoff spot, for the moment at least. With four games remaining, it's back to the drawing board, as the team looks to jump back into the hunt.
Seattle’s run defense continued to struggle, allowing 223 yards on the ground. Panthers running back Chuba Hubbard rushed for a season-high 74 yards, adding in a touchdown. Texas alum D'onta Foreman added 74 yards on the ground as well on 21 carries.
Panthers quarterback Sam Darnold did enough to secure his second win of the season, completing 14-24 passes for 120 yards and a touchdown. Wideout Shi Smith scored his first career-touchdown for Carolina.
Seattle quarterback Geno Smith's three touchdown passes weren't enough to secure the eighth win of the season. Smith threw two interceptions, one on Seattle's first offensive play.
For the sixth-consecutive game, wideout Tyler Lockett caught a receiving touchdown to set a franchise record for consecutive games with a touchdown catch. With Carolina up 17-0 early in the first half, Lockett showcased his awareness as he tip-toed in the back of the endzone for the team's first score. Wideouts Marquise Goodwin and DK Metcalf each contributed a score, the second in as many weeks for the latter.
Seattle recorded two sacks in Sunday's contest. Linebacker Bruce Irvin recorded his second sack of the season against his former team (2019). Fellow linebacker Darrell Taylor recorded sack No. 5 on the year in the second quarter.
Coach Pete Carroll spared no words in discussing the disappointing loss post-game.
"This game didn't go at all like we had planned," said Carroll. "Falling behind early and getting in trouble. You know, made obviously a challenging return, but we did it. We got back in this game. We got back in there with a couple of touchdowns and got the ball coming out at halftime. Shoot, we are in the fourth quarter, and it was 20-17. From there we had to finish the game. We had a few chances, and we weren't able to get it together enough to get it done. They ran the ball really well in the fourth quarter. We respected them that they would try to do that, and when they went to it, we couldn't get off the field. We had a couple of drives and our chances. On the other side we had to go ahead and get down. We backed up, but we still had our chances. It was great fourth down stand down there by the defense, but when it came down to it in the fourth quarter, we didn't have what we needed to have to get it done. Really disappointed in that because we focused on the areas that we're looking at. The running game on offense and running game on defense were both focus points for us. We have to get this thing turned, and we're still on it. Those are our issues going into the fourth quarter of the season right now coming up. It's a turnaround really fast against a really good club, and we have to get our act together. Geno had a night right off the bat. He throws the ball to him. Next time he throws a pick, he thinks he has an off sides call and got a free play. Didn't get that call, so he chucks the ball down field knowing it's a free shot, but we didn't get that call. That's too bad. That screwed us up and gave them a chance. A lot of guys played well. A lot of guys did really good things. Tyler had a heck of a game. DK had a heck of a game too, but not enough today. So we have to turn it right around. We'll be meeting tomorrow afternoon and starting on San Francisco for the Thursday night game."
Here's what Pacific Northwest and national media had to say following the game:
Bob Condotta and Adam Jude of the Seattle Times: Seahawks’ rushing attack sputters minus Kenneth Walker III, DeeJay Dallas.
Adam Jude of the Seattle Times: Seahawks’ Geno Smith has worst game at worst time in loss to Carolina.
Stacy Rost of Seattle Sports 710AM: Rost: No excusing away Seahawks’ ugly run D issues after latest loss.
Seattle Sports 710AM Staff: Seahawks Instant Reaction: Seattle Sports on 30-24 loss to Panthers.
Larry Stone of the Seattle Times: Seahawks’ once-magical season takes another turn for the worse.
The Associated Press : Seahawks get run over again in 30-24 loss to Panthers.
Frank Schwab of Yahoo Sports: Seahawks' loss is big news for Lions, who suddenly are back in the NFC playoff race
Michael-Shawn Dugar of The Athletic: Seahawks’ kryptonite proves fatal vs. Panthers, putting playoff hopes in danger.
For every defensive solo tackle made at a Seahawks home game this season, Windermere will donate $100 to Mary's Place in support of their mission to provide safe, inclusive shelter and services that support women, children, and families on their journey out of homelessness. Windermere is the "Official Real Estate Company of the Seattle Seahawks."
The Seahawks racked up 46 defensive solo tackles on Sunday, equating to a $4,600 donation to Mary's Place. Linebacker Cody Barton led Seattle with 15 total tackles, seven solo, and also had one pass defensed.
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Check out some of the best action shots from Week 14 vs. the Carolina Panthers at Lumen Field on December 11, 2022. Game action photos are presented by Washington's Lottery.