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RENTON, Wash. (AP) — Pete Carroll took responsibility Monday for the poor performance by the undermanned Seattle Seahawks against Tampa Bay.

There is optimism, though, that a number of starters that missed the loss to the Buccaneers will be back for next Sunday’s game against Carolina.

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

After stringing together their two best offensive performances of the season against the New England Patriots and Philadelphia Eagles, the Seahawks tripped all over themselves Sunday against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

Russell Wilson was sacked six times and hit 11 times in total. Thomas Rawls managed just 38 yards on 12 carries and Seattle turned the ball over three times in a 14-5 defeat. Wilson was intercepted twice, once each by Alterraun Verner and Bradley McDougald. It was just the sixth time in his career he’s thrown multiple interceptions in a regular-season game.

However, the biggest area of concern centered on the struggles of the offensive line.

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