Seahawks Continuing to Get Little Help From Their Offense
RENTON, Wash. (AP) — To little surprise, Pete Carroll is giving the Seattle Seahawks an extra day of rest this week with a Monday night game coming up.
Seattle's defense has certainly earned the bonus day off. The same can't be said of the Seahawks' offense.
Over the past two weeks, Seattle's been pushed to the limits defensively. After being on the field for 95 plays and more than 46 minutes a week ago against Arizona, the Seahawks defense was on the field for another 76 plays and more than 36 minutes in Sunday's 25-20 loss to New Orleans.
While the opponents are doing their part in exhausting Seattle's defense, one of the major culprits is a struggling Seahawks offense that has one offensive touchdown in the past nine quarters.
The Saints noticed Seattle's lack of possession and were more than willing to stay patient with their run game in trying to wear down the Seahawks defense. The Saints had a season-high 35 carries for 123 yards rushing.
NOTES: Carroll said DE Michael Bennett's right knee surgery was postponed from Monday to Wednesday and will take place in Los Angeles. Carroll said the timetable remains two to three weeks that Bennett will be out. ... Wilson played Sunday without an ankle brace for the first time since the season opener when he sprained his right ankle. Carroll added that Wilson's pectoral injury that limited him in practice last week should not linger into this week. ... RB Thomas Rawls (shin) won't play against Buffalo but has started running and should be back in the next few weeks.