The Seattle Seahawks faced the St. Louis Rams for Monday night Football in a big conference match up.
The Seattle Seahawks (7-1) defeated the St. Louis Rams (3-5) Monday night in a low-scoring defensive game, 14-9. At the end of the first half Seahawks WR Sidney Rice was taken out of the game for an injury. On Tuesday the Seahawks announced RIce will be out for the remainder of the season with a torn ACL.
Rice was third on the team with 15 catches, 231 yards, and three touchdowns (which he was tied in the lead for). Since entering the NFL in 2007, Rice has 243 receptions for 3,592 yards and 30 touchdowns.
Rice is in the final year of his contract with the Seattle Seahawks and without him the offense is going to be facing even bigger challenges throughout the year. After Rice was taken out of the game in the first half, the Seattle offense was hardly moving the ball up field. The Seahawks finished the game with a season low of 135 total yards.
With Rice out, it makes the return of Percy Harvin even more important for the Seahawk offense. Fans were wondering which spot Harvin would take, but now it’s clear that Harvin will most likely take Rice’s spot on the field.
The leading NFC Seattle Seahawks host the undefeated in defeats Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Sunday.
Yeah, you know what though? Mike North made a really good point tonight while I was driving home from work…If you have to continually ask questions about whether or not a team can win on the road, maybe they AREN’T a Super Bowl Team. Even after our discussion last night I’m not sure that the Seahawks are that team we discussed.
It’s easy to flip flop but man how many close games like this are they going to get away with?
The Hawks are 4-1 on the road so far in 2013. Was the MNF game against the Rams sloppy? Of course it was.
Is it something that will be fixed by the playoffs? I would think so, and as the O-Line starts to get healthy again I think this offense benefits immediately. So I’m not too worried….yet.