Fast Facts: Seahawks miss 2 FGs, lose to Saints 13-10

Oct 25, 2021, 8:31 PM | Updated: Oct 26, 2021, 12:40 am

Well, it wasn’t pretty. And while that phrase is usually followed by news of the team in question winning, “it wasn’t pretty” is about the only way to describe the Seahawks’ 13-10 loss to the New Orleans Saints on Monday night.

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Seattle was held out of the end zone for the final 55 minutes of clock time, missed two field goals in the second half, and had a key penalty before the Saints made a late field goal in windy and rainy conditions to leave town with the win.

The Seahawks fall to 2-5 on the season and have now lost three straight for the first time since 2011.

Here are some fast facts from Monday’s game.

Scoring plays and highlights

First half

The Seahawks brought some fireworks early as DK Metcalf hauled in a Geno Smith pass, took off, and 84 yards later had Seattle’s longest reception in 11 years to give the Hawks a 7-0 lead. Fittingly that 87-yard touchdown from 2010 was thrown by Matt Hasselbeck, who was inducted into the Seahawks’ Ring of Honor at halftime of Monday’s game.

Unfortunately, Metcalf wouldn’t get the ball again until the fourth quarter as a game-long offensive struggle was to follow for the Seahawks.

The Saints waited until late in the second quarter to get on the scoreboard, and that’s partially because they had an epically long field goal drive. New Orleans took a whopping 10:16 off the clock over a 19-play, 86-yard drive, which was capped by a 21-yard Brian Johnson kick to make it 7-3.

New Orleans wasn’t done before haltime, though, taking a 10-7 lead on a 13-yard Alvin Kamara touchdown with 40 seconds left to finish up an seven-play, 85-yard series.

Second half

Seattle tied the game 10-10 on a 50-yard Jason Myers field goal that followed a defensive takeaway in the fourth quarter, but that was sandwiched by two Myers misses that loomed large at the end of the game.

The Saints, meanwhile, took the lead one last time on a 33-yard field goal by Johnson just inside of the two-minute warning. Making matters worse, New Orleans had been lined up to attempt a 42-yard field goal five plays earlier, but Seahawks defensive tackle Al Woods was flagged for encroachment before the ball was snapped. That gave the Saints a fresh set of downs and a chance to run even more time off the clock before hitting the go-ahead kick.

The Seahawks couldn’t do anything once they got the ball back, throwing an incomplete pass out of the end zone on fourth-and-28 with 1:04 left to go.

Notable performances

Seahawks quarterback Geno Smith was held to 167 yards on 12-of-22 passing. He threw one touchdown and no interceptions but took five sacks for a total loss of 38 yards.

Alex Collins was Seattle’s leading rusher with 35 yards on 16 carries.

Metcalf led the Hawks with 96 receiving yards, but they came on just two catches, with his 84-yard TD doing the heavy lifting.

Tyler Lockett was limited to 12 yards on two receptions.

Linebacker Jordyn Brooks recovered a fumble that led to Seattle’s tying field goal.

Rasheem Green had a sack while Carlos Dunlap II and Kerry Hyder Jr. combined on another for Seattle.

Saints QB Jameis Winston had 222 passing yards and a touchdown, completing 19 of 35 attempts.

Running back Alvin Kamara was the offensive star of the game, hauling in 10 receptions for 128 yards and a score while also rushing 20 times for 51 yards.

Linebacker Demario Davis was the star on defense, making 10 tackles, four tackles for loss and two sacks.

Injury notes

Up next for Seahawks

Seattle will stay at home to play the 1-5 Jacksonville Jaguars at 1:05 p.m. Sunday. Coverage will begin on 710 ESPN Seattle and KIRO Radio 97.3 FM with the pregame show at 10 a.m.

The good news for the Seahawks is the Jacksonville game will be followed by their bye week, and Russell Wilson will be eligible to come off injured reserve for their Week 10 game at Green Bay. The question is, will his surgically-repaired middle finger be healed in time?

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