The Seattle Seahawks dropped a heartbreaker to the Los Angeles Chargers at home on Sunday by a score of 25-17. The Seahawks offense played below average all game without the use of their normal running back, Chris Carson, the entirety of the game. Meanwhile, the Seahawks defense was deadly effective in the second half but struggling in the first half and fell victim to the Chargers mix of run and pass courtesy of quarterback Philip Rivers and running back Melvin Gordon.
The defense gave up 19 points in the first half and coupled with a Russell Wilson pick-six in the fourth quarter that was enough points to the get the job done.
Despite all their troubles, the Seahawks were able to give themselves a chance to win. Following his pick-six, Wilson led a touchdown drive to get the score within one possession. When the defense did their job by forcing a three-and-out, the Seahawks offense marched into the red zone and gave themselves one play for the tie, which came up short by the margin of a slightly tipped pass.
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Many would think a loss like that at home would discourage the Seahawks. After all, they’ve only played three home games through nine weeks of NFL action and have two home losses on their resume. Instead of sadness, the Seahawks are ready to get back on the saddle and clean up their considerable mistakes.
Here’s how the Seahawks players reacted on Sunday and Monday following their last-second loss to the Chargers in which they came up just short.