The Seattle Seahawks are 0-1 against the Seattle Seahawks.
It’s their worst start since 2005.
And it’s their first time ever losing in the regular season at CenturyLink Field.
It was their first loss in the NFC Championship Game.
And they were 2-3 in the playoffs.
And, well, they lost to the Arizona Cardinals.
But let’s not let the bad starts keep us from talking about Russell Wilson and the Seattle offense.
Because they were also terrible.
They’re the reason the Seahawks haven’t won a playoff game since they were 0-3 and won just four games in 2015.
That’s an amazing streak, considering that this team is built around Russell Wilson, a quarterback who, while he’s been in the league for a little more than four seasons, has been a complete disaster.
Wilson is the second-most accurate passer in the NFL and the best passer in his first two seasons.
But he’s also a passer who has thrown for less than 300 yards a game in seven of his last eight games.
Wilson has thrown 17 interceptions in his last seven games, which has made it seem like he’s not getting better.
In fact, the reason Wilson is getting better is because he’s playing better.
But Wilson isn’t.
He just hasn’t been getting better and he hasn’t thrown a touchdown pass in any of those games.
So, while Wilson is arguably the best quarterback in the entire NFL, the Seahawks have a really good defense.
And I’m talking about a defense that can keep the ball on the ground and stop the run.
Let’s take a look at some of the key statistics.
The Seahawks have allowed just 21 points per game in their last seven, and they’re second in the AFC South.
That includes the Falcons, who are allowing just 37.6 points per contest.
In the NFC South, the defense has been even better.
The Falcons have allowed 29.6 and 27.3 points per contests.
They’ve also allowed a touchdown in five of their last six games, and that’s with a defense ranking No. 2 in the country in scoring defense.
The Panthers have allowed 19.6 per game.
The Bears have allowed a league-low 18.5 per game, but they’re third in the division in scoring.
And the Rams are sixth in the conference in scoring, but rank fifth in points allowed.
The Texans have allowed 23.5 points per outing, which ranks No. 17 in the nation.
The Rams are No. 1 in the West, but have been held to 17.5.
The Jaguars have allowed 28.3 and 28.4 points per games.
The Titans are third in scoring and sixth in points per.
They are third-worst in points scored, but third-best in yards per game allowed.
There are plenty of other teams with much more balanced offenses that could win this division, but the Seahawks are the only team in the top four.
It doesn’t matter if the Seahawks lose to the Falcons or the Titans, it’s the Seahawks that have to win at home against the Rams, and the Rams don’t get that easy at home.
And if they win at Seattle, it would give them their first playoff win since 2006.
The defense is playing better every week.
They can’t win by one score.
It starts with Russell Wilson.
Let me tell you a little about how the Seahawks defensive front has been playing.
It started with the starting quarterback, Tyron Smith, who has been the best player on the field, right?
But then the defense got even better after Smith went down with an injury.
The secondary started to get better, too.
Seattle’s defense has allowed just nine sacks this year, which is the best total in the whole league.
And Russell Wilson has allowed five touchdowns, but that’s not good enough to beat this team.
I mean, it wasn’t supposed to be this bad.
But it is.
And you know what?
They have to start winning now.
It has to start with Russell, and it has to begin with Wilson.
Russell Wilson was drafted to be a superstar, but his career has been defined by one big, stupid mistake after another.
It began when he missed two games with an ACL injury in his left knee.
It continued when he hurt his knee again.
It ended with a torn ACL.
Wilson’s knee injury happened in a game against the Lions.
He went on to play in the Super Bowl, but he couldn’t get the starting job back in 2014.
He got the starting nod again, and he got hurt again.
He was injured again against the Cowboys.
He had surgery to repair his torn ACL last season, but it was a setback for the Seahawks.
They went into the offseason with a plan to get Wilson back on the team.
They decided to go with a three-man front.
They had an idea that they would keep one player off the field and that would be