Lower Than Low
Depressed Seahawks Fans (AP Photo)
Depressed Seahawks Fans (AP Photo)
NorthwestFootball.net
Posted Dec 20, 2009


While they might have won more games that the 2008 version of the Seattle Seahawks, this year's team might have hit rock bottom on Sunday at Qwest Field when they lost to then 1-12 Tampa Bay 24-7.

Seattle's offense was never able to get in sync even though they did manage to put 380 yards of total offense up. Countering that total, was five turnovers -- all by QB Matt Hasselbeck -- as well as some missed opportunities that resulted in the loss.

Hasselbeck seemed off the entire day, completing 27 of 46 passes for 256 yards and a 29-yard touchdown to TE John Carlson in the second quarter to give Seattle the early lead.

However, Tampa Bay scored the next 24 points to end the game, most coming off Seattle turnovers.

Buccaneers rookie QB Josh Freeman shook of some early struggles to complete 16 of 26 passes for two touchdowns and one interception and really seemed to turn a corner during the game after Seattle DT Cory Redding roughed him up following a false-start penalty.

He hit RB Cadillac Williams for a 22 yard touchdown pass after one interception and then came right back after another Seattle turnover to hit RB Derrick Ward from six yards out.

Tampa Bay K Connor Barth missed his first attempt of the day, a 38-yarder that bounced off the right upright, but came back to hit his final three attempts -- from 28, 45 and 39 yards.

Seattle, now 5-9, heads to Green Bay to take on the 9-5 Packers who lost 37-36 to the Pittsburgh Steelers on the road.



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