Seattle Seahawks (1-0)
The Seattle Seahawks have debated whether or not to unleash quarterback Russell Wilson’s arm on early downs. The jury is in, and the verdict is yes, please. In fact, the folks over at 12thManRising believe that Russell Wilson was their MVP for week one. It’s tough to argue against that, as he completed 31 of 35 passes for 322 yards and four touchdowns. That’s a pretty good day.
With so much success at quarterback, there had to be receivers out there catching the ball, right? Well yes, yes there were. Both D.K. Metcalf and Tyler Lockett flirted with, but fell just shy of, 100 yards on the day. While Lockett was a clean eight of eight, Metcalf accounted for all four of Wilson’s incompletions in hauling in just four of eight thrown his way.
Did anyone play defense?
There was plenty to love about these Seahawks in their opener, but definitely areas of concern. The Seahawks watched as Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan threw 54 passes, and only got to him for two sacks. Much of the time, he had a clean pocket. Oh, and while we are on the topic, the Atlanta Falcons put up three wide receivers with more than 100 yards. What? Julio Jones, Calvin Ridley, and Russell Gage all came in with more than 100 yards receiving.
Questions about the Seahawks offensive line did not go away in this opener. The Seahawks offense rushed 20 times for 82 yards, but three of those and 29 yards were Wilson scrambles. And the Seahawks allowed three sacks of Wilson in the opener, 0.5 belonged to former Rams OLB Dante Fowler Jr.
Next Game: The Seahawks next host the New England Patriots (1-0) on Sunday Night Football at 5:20 pm PT.