Russell Wilson torched the Los Angeles Rams with four touchdown passes during Thursday’s 30-29 win for the Seattle Seahawks.
No one needs to explain to the Rams or football fans in general just how great of a quarterback Wilson is when on top of his game, and unfortunately Los Angeles saw the best of the Seahawks star once again during their 30-29 Week 5 loss.
Just how good was Wilson on Thursday? Not only did the Rams’ defense only sack Wilson once despite numerous opportunities with constant pressure throughout the contest, but he managed to toss four touchdown passes as well.
Whether it was the incredible pass early on to Tyler Lockett or the go-ahead score to Chris Carson with only a few minutes remaining in regulation, Wilson found all sorts of ways to torch Los Angeles on the defensive side of the football.
Even more impressive, Wilson only threw six incompletions (17 of 23 for 268 yards) throughout the entire contest, making it easier to see why the Rams had such a difficult time keeping the Seahawks quarterback in check.
Sure, the argument can be made that Los Angeles shouldn’t be too hard on themselves since they were a 44-yard field by Greg Zuerlein away from earning the win in Seattle, despite this impressive outing on Wilson’s end.
However, it’s difficult not to wonder how different the outcome could have been for the Rams if they actually got to Wilson more than just once, or if the defense just didn’t leave so many receivers open at key points in the game.
WIlson’s ability to be effective while scrambling gives him a major advantage over most defenses across the NFL, and he certainly has every reason to feel on top of the world by handing Los Angeles their second-straight loss.
Once again, the Rams entered the new season with the mindset that Wilson and the Seahawks would most likely be standing in their way of earning a third NFC West title in a row, but no one expected things to be this rough early on for Los Angeles.
Thanks to Wilson continuing to prove he deserves to be in the conversation of being a top quarterback in the league, the Rams now enter Week 6 facing even more pressure sitting in third place in the NFC West.