"Sometimes you need stuff like this," Sherman said before elaborating: "Everybody needs to get a wake-up call. It's cool. They played a good game, and you have to give them credit. But we appreciate the wake up."
"We just took an 'L' on the chin," Cliff Avril said, via the Seattle Times. "There's no other way to put it. We just got our behinds kicked, all around. Gave up points, turnovers, didn't play well, special teams -- just all around we got our butts kicked." He held up a finger. "But, the good thing is we know how good we can be. We just have to be more consistent."
It's easier to keep a level head when, despite the loss, Seattle can clinch the NFC West with a win Thursday versus the Los Angeles Rams. The loss dropped the Seahawks from bye-positioning, but with an easier slate down the stretch than the Lions, Falcons, Bucs and Packers, Seattle is still sitting pretty to get one of the top two spots in the NFC.
"Heck no because I know our potential," Avril added. "We definitely can't start panicking, that's for sure. We still have a lot of football ahead of us. These next three games, we have to go out there and dominate these and then everybody will chill out."