Carroll: Officiating played role in Seahawks' shutout loss
Seattle Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll. Joe Nicholson-USA TODAY Sports

Pete Carroll thinks officiating played role in Seahawks' shutout loss

Russell Wilson said the two interceptions he threw on Sunday were the reason the Seattle Seahawks were shut out 17-0 by the Green Bay Packers.

Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll, on the other hand, appears to think differently.

Carroll went on his radio show on 710 ESPN Seattle on Monday and aired his grievances regarding the officiating in Sunday's game, citing everything from one of Wilson's interceptions to a fumble Aaron Rodgers made in the second quarter and a little bit in between.

The head coach went into great detail about how each play shook out as he argued his case that the biggest calls in Sunday's game were what ultimately kept Seattle from getting on the scoreboard.

"We were good enough to go get this game done," Carroll summarized. "We needed all those situations to just be balanced out and then we might have had our opportunity."

Carroll did reiterate what Wilson said Sunday, that the QB's surgically-repaired finger wasn't the issue.

"As you look at the game, he wasn't as sharp as we wish he would have been," Carroll said. "But neither was the other guy [Aaron Rodgers]. Everybody missed passes and stuff."

The Seahawks, who now sit at 3-6 on the season, host the Arizona Cardinals next Sunday.

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