Ten penalties, three second-half turnovers and the poorest effort from a typically stout defense have the Seattle Seahawks trying to explain if they're lacking discipline.
The Seahawks dropped their third straight on Sunday, 23-13 in Dallas. At 2-6, they are well back of San Francisco in the division race with very little tangible to play for when the second half of the season begins this week at home against Baltimore.
Seattle coach Pete Carroll said Monday the things that can hold a young team back are doing just that. Seattle can't afford the numerous penalties it has racked up or the turnovers it has amassed.
After 10 more penalties on Sunday, seven in the second half, the Seahawks are up to second in the NFL this season with 70.