The Seattle Seahawks sat down for the National Anthem prior to the start of their NFC West matchup against the Los Angeles Rams at CenturyLink Field in Seattle on Sunday. The Seahawks left their hearts on the bench prior to their blow out loss to the Rams 42-7.
“We weren’t ready to play, enough,” Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson said after the game.
Wilson, who led his team to a 8-5 record prior to Sunday, was simply awful. He fumbled the ball on one of four sacks in the first 2 quarters. He also threw a pass backwards for a loss of 23 yards on his way to 7 total sacks in the game. Wilson's lone TD was a toss to Luke Willson while down 40-0 in the 3rd quarter.
Prior to the game, the team was fined $52,539 thanks to the antics of Seahawks linemen Michael Bennett and Quinton Jefferson at the end of the Jacksonville Jaguars game last week.
Not surprisingly, the NFL declined to punish Bennett who started a brawl between the teams by intentionally aiming for Jaguars center Brandon Linders' knees.
"So why did Bennett, who started it all, get off scot-free?" asked Yahoo Sports.
The NFL bought Bennett's excuse that he was "swiping at the ball" when he lunged at Linders' knees. He didn't explain why he rolled over Linders knees a second time, sparking a brawl on the field.
“Honestly, I think if you dive at someone else’s legs, you’re a little [expletive],” Bennett said last year, after a Falcons players dived at his knees.
Yahoo Sports concluded that the NFL's league office "simply don’t know what they’re doing when it comes to finding any fair, reasonable and consistent standard for player discipline."
In other words, the league office is afraid to punish the league's social justice warriors for fear of creating more Colin Kaepernicks.
That's why the Rams' win on Sunday was so much sweeter for fans who mourn the death of America's sport.
TODD GURLEY TO THE HOUSE!
It's a 1st half hat trick for @TG3II!
— NFL (@NFL) December 17, 2017
— NFL (@NFL) December 18, 2017
Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images