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Carroll on Seahawks: 'This season is not done at all'

The Seattle Seahawks have flown into turbulent winds following Sunday's loss to the Carolina Panthers, which dropped them to 2-4 on the season.

Since the NFL playoffs expanded to 12 teams in 1990, just 14 of 168 teams to start 2-4 have made the playoffs (8.3 percent), only 4.2 percent have won their division and zero have made it to the Super Bowl.

Coach Pete Carroll told ESPN 710 Seattle on Monday morning that the Seahawks can fight their way out of the poor start.

"This season is not done at all,'' he said, via the Seattle Times. "It's just been very, very challenging.''

Seattle has held a lead at some point in the fourth quarter in each of their last five losses, including the Super Bowl. The Seahawks became the first team since 1999 to lose four games after having a fourth-quarter lead in their first six games of the season and only the second team in the last 50 years to lose a pair of games in the same season in which they led by nine-plus points with four minutes left in the fourth quarter -- the other was Mike Holmgren's 2004 Seahawks. Since Week 2, Seattle has been outscored 48-9 in the fourth quarter and overtime.

"Our expectations are that we should be winning all of these games,'' Carroll said. "We should be 6-0 and we should be rolling right now.''

Alas, the Seahawks are under .500 after six-plus games for the first time since they ended 2011 at 7-9.

There is plenty of time left in 2015 to turn the season around, but with a sluggish offense and a defense making uncharacteristic mistakes, it will be one of Carroll's most challenging tasks yet.

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