Don't let the Seattle Seahawks' recent history of overcoming slow starts lead you to believe this is just another typical stumble out of the gates. The team's offensive vital signs through two games have never registered weaker during the Russell Wilson era. You pick the category -- points, touchdowns, Total QBR, rushing yards, third-down conversion rate -- and there's a great chance the two-game stats have never been worse in five seasons with Wilson in the lineup.
With so much going wrong for Seattle offensively, the challenge becomes figuring out what the team should and should not worry about heading into its Week 3 matchup against the San Francisco 49ers.
Issues that should resolve themselves
1. Scheduling quirk: The Seahawks' perpetual issues along the offensive line become most acute when the team faces opponents with especially difficult defensive fronts, which is one reason the Los Angeles Rams have won the past three meetings between the teams.
The 2016 schedule served up matchups against Ndamukong Suh (Week 1), Aaron Donald (Week 2) and Muhammad Wilkerson (Week 4) during the season's first month. Suh injured Wilson's ankle. Donald had his way with Seattle during the Rams' 9-3 victory Sunday. Wilkerson and the New York Jets' defensive front will create problems as well.