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Wyman: Breaking down Seahawks’ defensive struggles with the Rams

The Seahawks defense struggled against the Los Angeles Rams, mostly in the first half, to stop many of their passing plays. The result was the Seahawks fell behind 21-3 at halftime and lost 28-12.

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Two players in particular, tight end Tyler Higbee and receiver Robert Woods, constantly beat Seattle’s coverage for big gains. Higbee finished with 116 yards and Woods had 98 yards and caught a touchdown.

For Woods, he did a lot of his damage on shallow crossing routes over the middle. One of those plays was the subject of Football 101 with 710 ESPN Seattle’s Dave Wyman of Bob, Dave and Moore.

Wyman, a former NFL linebacker, shows the concept that the Rams ran and how the Seahawks might have been able to stop the play from getting 19 yards.

Wyman later shows how a similar play that the Rams ran in last year’s Super Bowl was stopped by the New England Patriots.

For more play breakdowns from the Seahawks season, click any of the links below:

Week 13

Heaps: How Hawks set up David Moore’s 60-yard TD

Wyman: What went wrong and right for Seahawks secondary vs Minnesota

Week 12

Wyman: Why Quandre Diggs is already important part of Seahawks’ defense

Bye week

Heaps: Why you should want Russell Wilson to win the MVP award

Week 10

Heaps: The keys to new WR Josh Gordon’s 2 critical catches
Wyman: A 3rd DL deserves credit for Reed strip sack, Clowney TD

Week 9

• Wyman: Are Seattle’s problems against the pass fixable?

Week 8

• Heaps: What was so impressive about DK Metcalf’s 2 TDs
• Wyman: How LB Mychal Kendricks made right read on INT

Week 7

• Heaps: How Lamar Jackson beat Seattle time and again on 3rd down
• Wyman: Why Ravens scored on Hawks with 4th down TD run

Week 6

• Heaps: Why Tyler Lockett is so valuable when Russell Wilson scrambles
• Wyman: Don’t point the finger on Hawks giving up 2 straight big plays

Week 5

• Wyman: Seahawks can get run game going with this technique
• Heaps: Why DK Metcalf and Will Dissly are feasting in Seattle’s offense
• Wyman: 4 plays the Hawks won by inches to defeat the Rams

Week 4

• Heaps: What Hawks did vs Cards that could lead to more success

Week 3

• Wyman: Linebacker K.J. Wright is ‘having his best year’
• Heaps: Why Will Dissly has emerged as valuable offensive weapon

Week 2

• Wyman: Russell Wilson’s historic game and perfect pass to Metcalf
• Heaps: How Russell Wilson read Steelers’ defense so well in 28-26 win

Week 1

• Heaps: How Tyler Lockett got so open for go-ahead TD
• Wyman: Hawks already trying new things with Jadeveon Clowney

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