The Seahawks fell to the New Orleans Saints Sunday at CenturyLink Field, finally snapping their 15-0 win streak at home in Seattle under coach Pete Carroll. The Saints, who were without starting quarterback Drew Brees, were able to easily beat the Seahawks 33-27 on the road.
“Just had a really hard time getting out of our own way,” Carroll said after the loss. “Sometimes a day goes like that and you just can’t get out of your own way. You make the mistakes that cause the problems and you try to recover and we just didn’t get it done.”
Special teams blunders, penalties and turnovers cost Seattle dearly and Russell Wilson and the Seahawks’ offense were unable to match New Orleans’ points on the board, despite totaling 515 net yards.
Carroll was quick to take his part of the blame right from the start.
“I had a particularly bad day, there’s too many chances I had to make some things happen,” Carroll continued. “I tried too hard at times and kind of got in the flow of it. Just really disappointed. Just really disappointed across the board.”
Not everyone had a bad day in Seattle, as Wilson posted yet another banner outing himself, throwing for 406 yards and two touchdowns and completing 32 of 50 passes attempted. He also logged seven carries for 51 yards on the ground and two rushing scores.
The Seahawks will have the chance to improve to 3-1 on the year next Sunday in Arizona against the Cardinals.