There’s something different about Russell Wilson this year. His play has elevated, again. Wilson is playing with an efficiency that’s hard to match and if it continues at this level, he’ll find himself in the MVP conversation.
As the sure-thing kick missed by no more than the width of the hyphen between sure and thing, there was one obvious conclusion: It’s better to be lucky than ... well, it’s just better, OK?
Russell Wilson threw a 5-yard touchdown pass to Chris Carson on fourth-and-goal with 2:28 remaining to give Seattle the lead, Greg Zuerlein missed a 44-yard field goal with 11 seconds left and the Seahawks held on for a wild 30-29 victory over the Los Angeles Rams on Thursday night.
The man who kept the 12th Man alive in Seattle became the 12th member of the Seahawks’ Ring of Honor on Thursday night.
Cooper Kupp is back, and he’s better than ever. He’s also back in his home state of Washington.
At the end of his second season, Seattle Seahawks cornerback Shaquill Griffin knew he had to make changes. He was trying too hard. He weighed too much. He had clearly taken a step back after a promising rookie year.
The Seahawks leaned heavily on the running of Chris Carson and got big plays from their defense in a romp over Arizona.
Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson might be a future Hall of Famer if he retires this second, and he certainly has proven himself to be one of the best quarterbacks of his generation. But even with all he has accomplished in his seven-plus years in the league — he has never had a four-game start like this.
About 20 minutes after Sunday’s game, a reporter asked running back Chris Carson about the 12-yard gain he had in the fourth quarter to give the Seahawks a critical first down. Carson, however, didn’t know which play she was talking about. That’s when fellow running back C.J. Prosise chimed in with a reminder. “The one where you ran over five people,” he said.
The Seahawks got right, all right. Coming off an ugly loss at home to New Orleans, the Seahawks rebounded with a 27-10 victory at Arizona on Sunday afternoon to improve to 3-1.
Russell Wilson is proof that a mobile quarterback who is slightly undersized by NFL standards can have a long and successful career in the league.
Despite having lost a fumble in each of the first three games, running back Chris Carson has the support of the Seattle Seahawks. Coach Pete Carroll’s “it’s all about the ball” philosophy runs counter to a running back being unable to hold onto it. However, the Seahawks firmly believe this is just an unfortunate blip on the radar.