By Sandra Rose  | 

Seahawks sit for the national anthem before game vs Rams

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.

Los Angeles Rams v Seattle Seahawks

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.



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  • Phillybruh

    They are still in the playoffs so...

  • You Could Never

    who mourn the death of America’s sport

    Baseball is stil alive the last time I checked.

  • Phillybruh

    who watches

  • Jen_no_juice

    Not if they don't win the division. NFC south has both wood card spots at the moment

  • You Could Never

    Not me lol. My granny and my dad both were huge fans. But white ass baseball been called America's pasttime for decades. Not my cup of tea.

  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    The Seahawks are wasting Russell Wilson's talent.

    1 of the best QB's in the league + 1 of the worst offensive lines in the league = a recipe for disaster.

  • Mr.LeBrickJames
  • JV

    See I'll watch baseball, but I'll also need to be doing something else. Playing guitar, cleaning, Cookie Jam, etc, because honestly it can be boring. But baseball also has really, really tense moments where a lot happens in the blink of an eye.

  • JV

    I don't like the rest of their schedule for them either. Cardinals will play them hard just for the sake of being inter-division spoilers.

  • iWasteTime

    They are a waste period.
    How your QB have the most rushing yards on the whole team!

  • shun king

    can sit down protest but cant win games

  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    For sure, that's pathetic.
    If you put Russell Wilson on the Cowboys with their offensive line, Ezekiel Elliot at running back, and Dez Bryant & Jason Witten catching passes, he'd be leading them to championship games over and over. It's a shame that they've had him for 5 years now and still cant put enough offensive talent around him after all this time. Just a waste.

  • Duhjaaango

    Same with Cam Newton--I think.

  • Roderick2011

    You care more about a song and a piece of cloth than actual human beings.

    Maybe you're the one who has mixed up priorities.

  • MsPam

    This team is out of control on and off the field, until they get rid of Pete Carroll, things will never change.

  • BRuhman_Vista

    Well, at least they still woke. ??

  • shun king

    they not protesting a song they trying to send a message to the police and trump and if it was not for the police these black areas would look like Hiroshima instead of iraq

  • Dahl

    They gave the Eagles their second loss of the season, taking away their standing as best in the league, so f ‘em...?

  • Nathan Hastings

    Ciara is bad luck!

  • iWasteTime

    I want to agree there but he my fantasy QB and with 10 points from my RB tonight I win it all!!!

  • Tink Tink

    I just hope they play the same way next week when they meet up with the Cowboys :)

  • SumthinSweeter

    And here we are back again at square 1 with SR's bullshit.

  • Roderick2011

    So the police are doing their jobs?

  • shun king

    very much so..why dont you go take a look at Baltimore where the police have decided to stop doing there job in check out whats happening in the black people just suck in what ever some black racist tell other mindless blacks what to think and do with out looking at reality and facts

  • Roderick2011

    So you think it's cute that the cops stopped doing their jobs because they didn't want any accountability for their actions?

    Speaking of Baltimore did you miss the story where the cop who was supposed to testify about the corruption within the Baltimore PD was murdered the day before he was scheduled to testify?


  • shun king

    no i think it ironic that the black areas have turned to total warzones that ten times worse than they used to be because the cop decided if the people dont want us we will back up and let them police them selves see how thats working out black folks out here killing each other in record numbers not cops killing blacks

  • Readytochokemothernatureout

    ???? I knew someone would blame Cici lol

  • dontgetblocked

    LOL. They disrespected our flag and got their behinds blown out. I love it!!