Rodgers dominated the matchup early, but Wilson came through at the end
The Seahawks controlled the ground game until Russell Wilson escaped his early funk. And it wasn’t the Bootsy Collins or Parliament kind of funk, either. Wilson overthrew receivers, underthrew receivers, inexplicably fielded a batted pass to take a loss – if it was the wrong move, he made it. He even tossed a forward lateral after picking up first down yardage, negating the gain and erasing virtually any chance of last second score to close the half.
Thankfully that was the first half. Wilson still struggled some in the third quarter, but as we’ve seen so often before, he turned into Mr. Unlimited in the fourth. After he played three quarters as if he was wearing mittens underwater, Wilson was lights out in the fourth. His touch and his timing was impeccable. He looked like Aaron Rodgers from the first half.
As for Rodgers, he could do little wrong in the early going. By the end of the night, Frank Clark and his merry band sacked Rodgers five times, and actually appeared to have him rattled. I mean, when was the last time you saw the future Hall of Famer throw a ball three feet short of his receiver’s shoetops? Rodgers was on the run far more often than he liked. You know, now that I think about it, that line needs a name. Hmmm… how about the Frank Clark Five? Okay, I don’t know who the fifth guy is either. But for tonight it was guest artist Austin Calitro.