Russell Wilson can make the Seahawks win on Sunday
By Lee Vowell
The Seahawks must win on Sunday against the Los Angeles Rams. Seattle is 8-5 and one game back of the 9-4 Rams. A victory for Seattle puts them in great position for the postseason. A loss and Seattle might be playing for draft position. Russell Wilson, though, can change everything.
Russell Wilson needs to be great the entire game. His first half quarterback rating, though, is outside the top twenty in the NFL.
Without Wilson, Seattle might have three or four wins. I say this because only one other person has scored a touchdown without the help of Wilson this season. That was when J.D. McKissic scored on a run against the Indianapolis Colts. That was week four. Week. Four. This means in the last nine games, Wilson has had to have been involved in every Seattle offensive touchdown.
As great as Wilson has been – and let’s be honest, he really is the most valuable player in the NFL, literally – he still has had some bad moments. The first half against the Jacksonville Jaguars? Not good at all. Wilson made several bad decisions throwing the ball. He threw into coverage and the throws were not really ones where his receiver had a chance to make a play. Not Wilson-like.
As Mr. Gold put it simply…
The issue is Wilson should have never thrown this pass. He overthrew it so much that Baldwin never had a real chance to catch it.
Wilson and the offense need a fast start and need points in the first quarter on Sunday. Getting too far behind is not an option. But then this is Russell Wilson and he does now hold the NFL record for touchdowns (17) in fourth quarters during one season.
In fact, his fourth quarter quarterback rating is so far ahead of everyone else that it’s just silly. In 2017, Wilson has a 137.4 rating. Second is Aaron Rodgers (who has hardly played this season) at 119.3. That’s 18 points. There is actually a bigger difference between first and second than there is between second and seventh. That’s Wilson.
And he is still able to do this even after throwing three interceptions…
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With Wilson, Seattle always has a chance. So even if possible NFL defensive MVP Bobby Wagner cannot go on Sunday, Wilson might make magic happen. Because he should be this year’s league MVP.