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Seattle Seahawks Winners and Losers After Week 4 Loss to St. Louis Rams

Wilson's nightmare game could be his last as the Seattle starter.
Wilson's nightmare game could be his last as the Seattle starter.Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images
Josh SteinContributor IIISeptember 30, 2012

After a Russell Wilson interception ended a 19-13 loss to the St. Louis Rams, the Seahawks dropped to 2-2 with several questions looming.

Some players were able to step up for the Seahawks, like the reliable beast Marshawn Lynch, but in the end, turnovers and inability failed to move the chains after a strong first possession. With every loss, players are to blame and many fear for their jobs, so here are the winners and losers of the Seahawks after this close loss.



Matt Flynn

No, he didn't play. But he didn't need to for some fans to start calling for him to start next week. Wilson had an awful game and hasn't had the best season, but I'll get to that later (hint, hint). Flynn could very well be the starter soon, especially since he is making a substantial amount of money for a backup.

Flynn has proved in his limited time as a starter that he can do spectacular things. His game against the Lions last year is still talked about as one of the best single player games in NFL history. If he looks better in practice and Pete Carroll feels ready to experiment, Flynn could start his first game as a Seahawks in a week.


Richard Sherman

Personally, he is my favorite Seahawk by a long shot, and he could be finding his way into the hearts of many more Seahawk fans if he continues this play. Another interception today showed that he is ready to become an elite corner in this league. His shutdown play today was one of few bright spots today.

I can't say I didn't see this coming. I wrote an article a while back about Seahawks I thought would make their first Pro Bowl this year, and he topped the list. So far, the Sherminator looks to be on pace to make the Pro Bowl and be a force for the future.



Russell Wilson

Probably the worst performance not only in his NFL career, but his football career. Yes, including his Pop Warner games. Nothing went right for this rookie out of Wisconsin, as he got manhandled up and down the field for 60 minutes. 160 yards, zero touchdowns and three interceptions. Those are not the stats of a winning quarterback.

As I said earlier, Flynn could be the starter soon, especially since he is making a substantial amount of money for a backup. After a dismal performance this week against the Rams, Wilson could become much more acquainted with the bench next week.

I would try to name a similar "loser," yet not a single player comes to mind that could be grouped with Wilson after that game.

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