Jets No Match For Wilson and The Seahawks

by Kevin Nesgoda

The Seattle Seahawks were able to bounce back this weekend against the Jets, redeeming them of their loss they sustained the previous week to the 5-8, New York Giants. Russell Wilson as of late has been playing shaky, but this weekend he was able to bounce back into his MVP form. Jamal Adams and the defense were able to shut down his former team and keep them to only three points on the game. The Jets did not help themselves out though by missing three manageable field goal attempts, which would have made the score a little a bit more respectful. With that being said, Seattle was able to put a beatdown on the Jets winning 40-3.  

Russell Wilson has not quite been himself in the last four games. The problems for the Seattle quarterback seemed to have started around week eight where there was an increase in sacks and decrease in passing yards per game. In the first eight games Wilson was averaging 317 yards per game through the air and only three sacks per game. Fast forward to the last four games, Wilson is averaging only 234.5 yards per game as well as four sacks.

This week Wilson went back to his regular form throwing four touchdowns with only one interception. Wilson also was able to avoid taking a sack. His ability to get rid of the football early and rely on his check downs helped keep the Jets pass rushers off his back. Wilson still threw for 206 yards, but the key today for Russ was efficiency. He was 21/27 and posted a QBR of 122.6.  

The running back duo of Chris Carson and Carlos Hyde was on full effect. This was the first time that these to have been back and both looked healthy. Carson carried the ball 12 times for 76 yards and one score. He was able to average 6.3 yards per carry and with him being in a contract year, so stats like that equal more money in the end. Carlos Hyde had a very similar day to Carson on the ground. Hyde rushed 15 times for 66 yards. If Seattle can keep this duo in harmony and beat down defenses in the trenches, it’ll give Wilson and the passing attack more opportunities to take big shots down the field.   

 Over the last four games, Seattle has been holding their opponents to a mere 19.5 points per game and have accumulated 17 sacks. This week versus the Jets, they continued that trend holding New York to only 3 points and only 185 yards of total offense. Jamal Adams made it apparent that he was on that field today having 5 tackles and one sack. Adams also had the chance at a potential pick six from ex-teammate, Sam Darnold, but had it slip through his hands.

Other than Adams, there were two other interceptions that were dropped. One was by cornerback, D.J. Reed, that again could have been a pick six, but Reed started running toward the end zone before he secured the football and the other by LB KJ Wright. This is an area Seattle must improve on moving forward towards the playoffs. As the team competition only gets better, opportunities like that don’t come often and need to be taken advantage of.  

Seattle moving forward has three more scheduled games. The Washington Football Team, Los Angeles Rams, and the San Francisco 49ers. Washington is starting to come together as a team, with Alex Smith at the helm once again, making them a team that cannot be overlooked. The Rams and 49ers are both going to be huge games for the Hawks, and both games will most likely determine the winner of the NFC West between Seattle and Los Angeles. Check back in next week for the matchup between The Seattle Seahawks and The Washington Football Team at FedEx Field. Kickoff is scheduled for 10:00 AM PT and will have your live coverage on twitter @CascadiaSN. 

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