Seahawks Insider: Offense is getting the yards, but missing the point(s)
There’s nothing wrong with Seattle’s offense.
At least not when you measure it by the number of yards the Seahawks have gained. The Seahawks have gained an average of 378.6 yards per game, fourth-most in the NFL.
“We’re doing a good job of moving the ball,” offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell said. “But that’s not really the point of the game, right? The point of the game is put the ball in the end zone.”
They gained 437 yards on Sunday against Washington, Seattle’s third-best total in any game this season, yet scored only 14 points – and it wasn’t just three missed field goals that explained why Seattle wasn’t more prolific.
“We got the ball in scoring range, but we need to finish it,” Bevell said.
The Seahawks rank 10th in scoring this season, which isn’t exactly bad. It’s just not as efficient as the Seahawks used to be when it came to converting yards into points.
Seattle has scored a touchdown exactly 50 percent of the time this season when it gets the ball inside the opponent’s 20-yard line – the so-called red zone. That’s not awful. It’s not good, either, as Seattle is tied for 19th in the league in red-zone scoring.
And the Seahawks would be well served to start getting out of their own way, which was exactly what happened on the one red-zone possession in which the Seahawks failed to score last Sunday against Washington.
“It was first-and-10 on the 14,” Bevell said. “We end up third-and-25 so those penalties really hurt us on that drive. We just have to continue to work for that consistency that we talked about last week, and just continue to work.”