Acquiring turnovers and limiting big plays apparently didn’t make the trip to Oakland this weekend, as two of the base philosophies of the Seahawks defense got thrown by the wayside in Sunday’s 33-3 loss.
In Sunday’s defeat, the Seahawks had zero takeaways and allowed a bevy of back-breaking big plays, including three over 50 yards. The Raiders’ eight longest plays totaled a combined 345 yards, an average of 43 yards per snap. That’s 63 percent of Oakland’s total offense in just eight plays.
“I’ve never seen anything like that,” Coach Pete Carroll said. “We’ve got to get better with big gains.”