Seahawks Show Signs of Being a Pretender Against Bills

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On Sunday, Russell Wilson and the Seattle Seahawks fell to 6-2 on the season with a 44-34 loss to the Buffalo Bills. Once again, the Seahawks defense was ripped to shreds by the opposing offense, and Wilson made one too many mistakes, dooming the Pete Carroll led squad en route to the defeat.

After beginning the season as one of the hottest teams in the NFL, the Seahawks have cooled to a screeching halt. Wilson, who was considered the leading candidate in the MVP conversation, has thrown five interceptions in the last three games. Defensively, the ‘Hawks have failed to show any improvement, and there seems to be no light at the end of the tunnel in sight.

As of today, it is hard to see the Seattle Seahawks as anything more than pretenders. They have the flash, and Wilson has the ability to go off at any time. However, the lack of defense and tendency to make mistakes at crucial points of the game are just not characteristics of a Super Bowl team. The most disciplined and best coached teams are who we will be watching deep into January, and it is just hard to imagine this team making it that far if this play continues.

Things will not get any easier for the Seahawks as they are slated to travel to Los Angeles next week to take on the Rams. The game is set for a 4:25 eastern kickoff and will be televised on FOX.