We'll hear quite a bit about Matt Hasselbeck's injury and various other issues affecting the Seattle offense. We should also be wondering where Seattle's defensive discipline has gone. That was really the strength of the defense last season. Seattle has more talent on the field defensively this season, but the defense keeps giving up big plays. Sunday we saw a trick-play TD pass, a 40-yard TD pass and a 95-yard TD run. At its best, the 2005 Seattle defense wouldn't allow those plays in a month, let alone one game.
Seattle's offensive struggles Sunday were easy to explain. No starting QB, no starting RB, some OL issues and a very good Vikings defense. No surprises there. But since when did the Vikings become a dynamic, big-play team on offense? Since Sunday, really. The Vikings came into the game weak at receiver, then lost starter Troy Williamson in the first quarter. And yet the big plays kept coming. I think Seattle needs to address that area above all others.