The Seattle Seahawks (8-1) needed all four quarters and an overtime field goal to overtake the winless (0-8) Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Sunday at CenturyLink Field in Seattle.
The Bucs ran for 205 yards and backup running back Mike James accounted for 158 of those on 28 carries.
Seattle overcame a 21-0 deficit to complete the biggest comeback in franchise history in the 27-24 win.
Backup cornerback Walter Thurmond discussed the Seahawks recent struggles – despite four straight victories – and what they might need to do to get back on track.
“It’s been like this the past couple of weeks,” said Thurmond, according to Allan Brettman of the Oregonian. “Arizona played us close (34-22), the Rams played us close (14-9). Everybody’s going to give us their best shot. We can’t be complacent, which seemed like that was (the case) going into the game a little bit. That stuff can’t happen.”
Thurmond has a point. The Seahawks have seemed complacent and it’s nearly cost them in four straight lackluster performances.
Seattle has two more games against sub-.500 teams before going into a bye week. After playing at the Atlanta Falcons and returning home to play the Minnesota Vikings, the schedule picks back up as Seattle faces the New Orleans Saints at CenturyLink then travels to Candlestick Park to take on the San Francisco 49ers.
Those are two games in which the Seahawks can’t afford to be complacent.