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Monday Round-Up: Media Reactions To The Seahawks' 17-16 Loss to the Rams

Media reactions to the Seahawks’ Week 11 loss in Los Angeles.


Good morning, 12s. Here's a look at what's out there today — Monday, November 20 — about your Seattle Seahawks.

Local and national media react to Seattle's 17-16 loss to the Los Angeles Rams.

Seattle fell to 6-4 on Sunday, losing 17-16 to the Los Angeles Rams on the road. Despite a late-effort towards a comeback win on the road, the Seahawks lost to the Rams for the second time this season.

The Seahawks got off to a hot start on the road, building a 13-0 lead and holding a 13-7 lead going to halftime, but the Rams were able to stage a comeback. Penalties played a crucial part in the loss for Seattle, racking up 12 penalties for 130 yards. Seattle's offense took a hit from injuries to two players, quarterback Geno Smith (elbow) and running back Kenneth Walker III (oblique), while first-year safety Jerrick Reed II went down with a knee issue.  Walker left the contest early and didn't return, while Smith left in the fourth and returned for the game's final drive for a comeback attempt. After driving 38 yards with the clock dwindling, kicker Jason Myers' 55-yard attempt sailed right to give the Rams the win.

On a positive note, Sunday was a historic day on offense and defense, with several Seahawks reaching significant milestones. Wideout Tyler Lockett moved into second place in the franchise record books in receptions (584) and receiving yardage (7,645), surpassing Seahawks Legend Brian Blades. Receiver DK Metcalf scored touchdown No. 38 in his career, surpassing Legends Steve Largent and Joey Galloway for the most touchdown receptions in franchise history through a player's first five seasons. And on defense, linebacker Bobby Wagner (10 tackles) eclipsed the 100-tackle mark on the year, joining London Fletcher and Derrick Brooks as the only players to do so consecutively for 12 seasons in league history.

Following the loss, Coach Pete Carroll discussed the "disappointing" loss and the short week to come.

"This was the most disappointing loss for us today," said Carroll. "Because of the way we did it. We made it really hard on ourselves so many times in this game with the calls that were made. I'm not disputing any of them. I'm just saying we made… the penalties that happened were just out of line for us. We have not been good in that area during the season in general and today really blew up on us and gave them a really good chance to take advantage of it and they did and found out that they could get their drive together and get what they needed before the field goal drive. There (were) big penalties in that one and then we did it again in the final drive too. I'm really disappointed because it feels like we did that to ourselves. We talk so much about that and we're trying to make sure that's not part of our game and shoot, it was the biggest part of the game I thought. Nice job by them to finish it. They did a good job to do what they need to do with the clock and all that, but they gave us a chance. Geno Smith was able to pop back out there, threw a couple great balls to give us a shot. We just didn't hit our field goal to win the game. That's kind of what the NFL is. You have those opportunities. We can create those and then you (have) to try to make them. Unfortunately, you're not going to make them all. Last week was our game. This week was their game. It's really important that we turn it around and bounce back. We come back Thursday and we got a big game coming up. We'll have to really handle this well and get our act together, make sure that we can play a great football game because we're in control of what we do. We have to win the next week's game to put us in a good position and that wouldn't have changed it either way. It just makes it a little more pressing this time."

Seattle prepares for the first of two divisional matchups against the San Francisco 49ers in a three week span, as the Seahawks host their rival on Thanksgiving at Lumen Field.

Read more on the thoughts of local and national media following Thursday's contest here:

Check out some of the best action shots from Week 11 at the Rams at SoFi Stadium on November 19, 2023. Game action photos are presented by Washington's Lottery.

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