Seahawks vs Ravens: 5 takeaways from Seattle’s blowout win

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Dec 13, 2015; Baltimore, MD, USA; Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson (3) throws during the first quarter aagainst the Baltimore Ravens t M&T Bank Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Tommy Gilligan-USA TODAY Sports

4. What else can Russell Wilson do before people stop doubting him?

Russell Wilson’s stats in this game were crazy. He finished 23 of 32 for 292 yards and 5 touchdowns. He also wasn’t sacked and didn’t turn the ball over.

In Seattle’s four-game winning streak, Wilson is 89 of 118 (75.4%) for 1171 yards (9.92 yards per pass attempt), 16 touchdowns and zero interceptions. This is one of the best 4-game stretches in NFL history.

Wilson also did most of his damage in this game with no help from the running game. After Rawls went out on the first drive, the combo of Jackson and Harris only averaged 2.3 yards per rushing attempt.

The best part of this game for Wilson is that it was entirely from the pocket. This is the Wilson that we get to watch when he has protection and time.

As long as the offensive line continues to play like it did today, there is no reason to think that Wilson is going to slow down anytime soon.

Next: Defense issues?

Dec 13, 2015; Baltimore, MD, USA; Baltimore Ravens quarterback Jimmy Clausen (2) throws Seattle Seahawks outside linebacker K.J. Wright (50) applies pressure during the second quarter at M&T Bank Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Tommy Gilligan-USA TODAY Sports

5. The pass defense is concerning

It is one thing to give up 490 to a great passing team like Ben Roethlisberger and the Pittsburgh Steelers. It’s a completely different thing to give up a bunch of yards to team on it’s 3rd QB and with only one receiver who was with the team in training camp.

Jimmy Clausen went 23 of 40 for 270 yards. That’s only 57.5 percent and 6.75 yards per attempt. Those aren’t good numbers by any means, but they also aren’t terrible. Clausen’s number should be terrible.

A team like the Ravens shouldn’t be breaking the 200 yard barrier against the Seahawks. Seattle must play better defensively when the competition isn’t missing 7 starters of 6 backups on the offensive side of the ball.

Part of the problem was the Kam Chancellor injury. Kelsie McCray is a special teams player who was forced to step in and contribute. Ideally it would have been Deshawn Shead in that spot, but he was needed at CB.

A lot of the problem though was a lack of consistent pressure. There were far too many passing attempts where Clausen had way too much time.

The Seahawks need to get that fixed before the playoffs get here.