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Monday Round-Up: Media Reactions To The Seahawks' 17-13 Loss to the Cincinnati Bengals 

Local and national media react to Seattle’s Week 6 road loss to the Cincinnati Bengals. 


Good morning, 12s. Here's a look at what's out there today — Monday, October 16 — about your Seattle Seahawks. 

Media Reacts To The Seahawks' Week 6 Loss In Cincinnati

The Seahawks three-game winning streak was snapped Sunday with a 17-13 loss to the Cincinnati Bengals. After trailing 14-10 trailing at halftime, Seattle held Cincinnati to just three points in the second, but fell short on their final offensive drive. But with another strong performance from the defense and several players returning from injury, there are some silver linings.  

Running back Kenneth Walker III continued to shine in his second season, scoring his sixth touchdown of the year, reaching the end zone for the fourth straight game.

Despite Seattle's struggles on offense, and in the red zone in particular, the defense held the Bengals to 214 total offensive yards and 46 yards on the ground. Head coach Pete Carroll discussed why the loss will help the Seahawks down the road, with more than half of their schedule remaining. 

"I thought that was an incredible football game today," said Carroll. "So hard-fought, both teams were so close. The game started differently than it ended. I thought the guys played about as good as they could play on the defensive side of the ball. They lit it up in the second half with pressure, didn't make a yard on the turnover they got, and forced the field goal. The defense gave us every chance. We had our opportunities, and I liked the way we went about it. We had our shot, going for the win. We weren't trying to kick a field goal there, going for the win with all four downs. We liked the calls we had; we just didn't execute well enough to get it done. All the red zone stuff is where they got us, where we needed touchdowns. Our numbers will look bad there in the red zone, but we were so close to winning that football game. Give them credit, they hung in there and got it, but I loved the way we played today. I know we had our penalties and there's stuff to get better at, but that's a competitive group. They fought their butt off today, both sides of the football. It's going to help us down the road. We're going to keep playing hard, keep playing tough, and make it hard on everybody we play."

Here is what the local and national media are saying after Sunday's loss:

Brady Henderson of ESPN's NFL Nation: Seahawks' Geno Smith takes blame for loss after tossing 2 INTs

Brandon Gustafson of Seattle Sports 710AM: Seahawks’ offense spoils big day by defense in loss to Bengals

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NFL Africa congratulates Nigerian-descent Seahawks linebacker Boye Mafe on forcing his third sack of the season, tying his first-year total through five games.

Check out some of the best action shots from Week 6 at the Bengals at Paycor Stadium on October 15, 2023. Game action photos are presented by Washington's Lottery. This gallery will be updated throughout the game.

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