Russell Wilson QB SEA 7 Months
Russell Wilson completed 16-of-25 passes for 215 yards, one touchdown and zero interceptions as the Seahawks outlasted San Francisco 23-17 in the NFC Championship Game to advance to Super Bowl XLVIII.
It was a game for the ages, albeit one without much to call home about on offense. Wilson struggled mightily in the face of San Francisco's rush, taking four sacks and committing an intentional-grounding penalty. He lost a fumble on the very first play of the game. Routinely flushed up the middle, Wilson backpedalled instead of stepping up in the pocket, resulting in a host of dangerous plays. He hit just enough big throws to send Seattle to New York, however, including a Houdini-scramble that resulted in a 51-yard completion to Doug Baldwin. Wilson has struggled of late, generating just five touchdowns versus four turnovers over his past six games. He'll have to be better for Seattle to hoist the Lombardi Trophy.
Russell Wilson QB SEA 7 Months
Russell Wilson completed 9-of-18 passes for 103 yards, zero touchdowns and zero interceptions in Seattle's 23-15, Divisional Round win over the Saints.
Bottled up as a runner, Wilson managed just three scrambles for 16 yards. Put simply, Wilson wasn't good. He missed a number of makable short passes, and overthrew Golden Tate on a fourth-quarter deep ball. A 16-yard completion to Percy Harvin could have easily been an interception. Wilson is now averaging just 157.4 passing yards over his past five games, and has managed only four scores in the process. He'll have to be better if the Seahawks are to win next Sunday's NFC Championship Game.
Russell Wilson QB SEA 8 Months2 Comments
The Seahawks rested Russell Wilson with ten minutes left in their Week 15 game against the Giants with the score 23-0.
The Seahawks have done this on several occasions in blowout wins this year. Wilson finished with 206 passing yards, one touchdown, and one interception, and eight scrambles for 50 yards. Wilson narrowly missed another touchdown when Golden Tate's second-quarter score was negated by Tate accidentally stepping out of bounds on his route. The Giants' defense actually defended Wilson stoutly despite the lopsided score, harassing him particularly in the first half and drilling him on several occasions. He was picked off in the third quarter by FS/slot CB Antrel Rolle. Wilson still came away with above-average production. The Seahawks host the division rival Cardinals in Week 16, where Wilson will remain a top-ten QB1 play in fantasy football.
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MLB's Texas Rangers took Russell Wilson in the minor league phase of Thursday's Rule 5 draft.
Russell Wilson QB SEA 9 Months4 Comments
Russell Wilson completed 15-of-25 passes for 199 yards, one touchdown and one interception in Seattle's 19-17, Week 14 loss to the 49ers.
Wilson rushed just once for two yards. He also committed a fumble, but the ball rolled out of bounds. Wilson had good success extending plays with his feet, but struggled to find open receivers in a fiercely-contested defensive battle. His lone score was a 39-yard strike to TE Luke Willson, where Willson did most of the work after the catch. Unfortunately for fantasy owners, his pick came on a desperation heave with 0:26 remaining. The game snaps a string of six straight two-touchdown efforts for the second-year quarterback. Wilson should return to QB1 status in Week 15 against the Giants.
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Russell Wilson completed 22-of-30 passes for 310 yards and three touchdowns in Seattle's 34-7, Week 13 dismantling of the Saints on Monday night.
Wilson could do no wrong. He picked apart the Saints' No. 3 pass defense and No. 5 overall defense with perfect throws and timely runs -- he added 47 yards rushing on eight carries in the dominating win. The 11-1 Seahawks also clinched a playoff spot and are near locks to be the NFC's No. 1 seed. There were many big throws from Wilson, but one of the best tosses came on a third-and-three in the first half. The Saints sent the house, but Wilson tossed a perfect ball over the top to Doug Baldwin in the face of pressure for a 52-yard gain. Baldwin later caught one of Wilson's touchdowns. The other two went to Zach Miller and Derrick Coleman. With 75 percent of the season in the books, Wilson is on pace to complete 64.9 percent of his passes for 3,562 yards, 29 touchdowns, and eight interceptions. He's been a QB1 for the past month-plus. Wilson and the Seahawks travel to San Francisco in Week 14.
Russell Wilson QB SEA 9 Months2 Comments
Russell Wilson completed 19-of-26 passes for 287 yards with two touchdowns and no interceptions in Sunday's Week 10 win at Atlanta.
Russell Wilson QB SEA 10 Months6 Comments
Russell Wilson completed 19-of-26 passes for 217 yards, two touchdowns, and two interceptions and rushed for 36 yards and a third score as the Seahawks came back to defeat the Bucs 27-24 in Week 9.
Wilson threw a couple of seemingly back-breaking picks -- including one from the three-yard line where OC Darrell Bevell should regret not handing off to Marshawn Lynch -- but hit Jermaine Kearse (16 yards) and Doug Baldwin (10 yards) for touchdown passes following a 21-0 early-game deficit. That's right, the Bucs had a 21-0 first-quarter lead, and Seattle still rallied back for the victory, improving to 8-1 on the season. The Seahawks will face Atlanta's lifeless defense in Week 10, before a Week 11 bye. Look for Percy Harvin (hip, PUP) to upgrade Wilson's receiver corps in one of the next two games.
Russell Wilson QB SEA 10 Months
Russell Wilson completed 10-of-18 passes for 139 yards and two touchdowns in Seattle's Week 8 win over the Rams.
Wilson added 16 yards rushing on three attempts. He was under intense heat all night. Wilson was sacked seven times -- three times each by RE Robert Quinn and LE Chris Long -- and hit at least a dozen times. OC Darrell Devell subjected him to a couple of hits on failed bootleg runs from the one-yard line. The good news is Wilson should get both of his starting offensive tackles back soon; Pat McQuistan has been filling in at left tackle and rookie Michael Bowie's been manning the right side. Aside from an 80-yard touchdown bomb to Golden Tate, the Seahawks were held to 55 total yards on their 39 other plays. Wilson and the Seahawks have a plus matchup against the win-less Bucs in Week 9.
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Russell Wilson completed 18-of-29 passes for 235 yards and three touchdowns in Seattle's 34-22 Week 7 win over the Cardinals.
Wilson also committed three fumbles, losing two. He added eight rushes for 29 yards. Aside from the fumbles - all three of which came inside the Seahawks' 25-yard line - Wilson put on a clinic. His first touchdown pass was one of the best throws by any quarterback this season, as he escaped a collapsing pocket to launch a 31-yard missile on the move to Sidney Rice. His second score was a lofted beauty to the back of the end zone for Zach Miller, while he displayed great patience on the third, waiting for reserve TE Kellen Davis to get open. The fumbles clearly aren't acceptable, but Wilson's protection veered between "shoddy" and "terrible." Producing more and more like a QB1 each week, Wilson's slow start appears to be behind him.