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The Seahawks dropped their first game in nearly a month in Sunday’s 14-5 defeat at Tampa Bay, but they don’t see it as a the start of a slide.

Seattle’s offense sputtered all day long against the Bucs, giving up a season-high six sacks and failing to convert a third-down opportunity until the two-minute warning of the second half. While the defensive effort was solid following a couple of costly first-quarter drives, Tampa Bay did enough damage early to emerge with the victory.

In his Monday press conference from the Virginia Mason Athletic Center in Renton, Seattle head coach Pete Carroll told reporters he was disappointed with the overall effort, but didn’t see it as a sign of things to come.

“I don’t think this is a trend or a turn in the wrong direction or any of that kind of stuff,” Carroll said. “I think we had a bad day out, a bad outing, but we’re going to get right this week and get back at it.”

Linebacker K.J. Wright expressed a similar sentiment after the game when asked if Sunday’s loss was simply a dud.

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