Seahawks vs Rams: 5 takeaways from Seattle’s frustrating loss

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Dec 27, 2015; Seattle, WA, USA; Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Doug Baldwin (89) celebrates after catching a touchdown pass against the St. Louis Rams at CenturyLink Field. Mandatory Credit: Troy Wayrynen-USA TODAY Sports

Wilson to Baldwin is not defendable

There isn’t a better combination of QB to WR in the NFL right now than Russell Wilson to Doug Baldwin. The statistics simply speak for themselves.

Baldwin broken the single-season TD record for Seahawks when he grabbed his 14th of year early in the thire quarter. It shouldn’t be ignored that it was third and 18, and Baldwin had the attention of three defenders on the play. The Rams simply could not stop it.

Baldwin also went over 1000 yards receiving on the season. He’s the first Seahawk to break that threshold since Bobby Engram did it back in 2007. Unlike the pass-happy Holmgren teams that Engram played on, Baldwin’s Seattle team is primarily a running team.

In this game, Baldwin finished with 8 catches for 118 yards and a touchdown. Considering how awful the rest of the offense was, that’s a tremendous stat line for one of the game’s most underrated players.