The Seattle Seahawks have addressed depth concerns in the defensive backfield by acquiring Quandre Diggs from the Detroit Lions.
His previous four passes had sailed or fallen incomplete, and 20 minutes of clock time into the proceedings at CenturyLink Field, it was apparent that Russell Wilson wasn’t Russell Wilson this day. But it was his next throw that would bring clarity to just what that can mean for the Seattle Seahawks.
On Sunday, the Seahawks got their first up-close glimpse of Lamar Jackson, Baltimore’s dynamic second-year quarterback who stole some of Russell Wilson’s fourth-quarter magical dust – spinning and sprinting away from Seattle defenders and leading the Ravens to a 30-16 victory over the Seahawks at CenturyLink Field.
There is an understandable mutual admiration between Lamar Jackson and Russell Wilson.
More than a year later, as Thomas prepares to make his return to Seattle on Sunday in Baltimore Ravens colors, Carroll said he has no hard feelings toward the former All-Pro safety.
Seattle defensive tackle Jarran Reed missed the first six games of the season while serving a suspension and the timing of his return couldn’t be better for a defensive front that has yet to have the kind of impact the Seahawks expected.
The worst fears have been confirmed: Will Dissly will miss the remainder of the season with a torn Achilles tendon.
It’s the 5-1 Seahawks and the 4-2 Baltimore Ravens.
Six games into the season, Wilson has an NFL-best passer rating of 124.7, which puts him on pace to surpass Green Bay Packers QB Aaron Rodgers’ season record of 122.5 set in 2011. He also is closing in on Rodgers’ all-time passer rating. Before the season began, Rodgers was at 103.1, compared with Wilson’s 100.3. Through Sunday, it was 102.8 to 101.7.
The Seahawks did not improve to 5-1 Sunday because of their opponent’s generosity. They weren’t given that 32-28 win — they stole it in cold blood.
Against the Seahawks, the Cleveland Browns couldn’t sustain momentum after scoring touchdowns on their first three drives, and quarterback Baker Mayfield, who now leads the NFL with 11 interceptions, was slowed by a hip injury in the second half.
As has become the custom for the Seahawks this season, quarterback Russell Wilson remained a rock of stability when all around him often seemed total chaos.