Wilson didn’t throw well, but he and all the Seahawks could run
The problem is he sailed too many passes. He overthrew Tyler Lockett twice, and put the ball too far over the sideline twice for David Moore. Luckily, one of those overthrows to Lockett didn’t matter, as the defender was called for pass interference. I’m not so sure that was a catchable ball, but it’s about time the Hawks got some calls.
The Seahawks running game was outstanding. Chris Carson had 90 yards on 22 carries. I’d guess about 60 of those yards had a passenger on Carson’s back, but the guy just keeps driving. Rashaad Penny pitched in 44 yards on eight carries, and Mike Davis had 22 yards on three runs. All of his were at a critical point in the game. Sadly, his work didn’t matter as Wilson pulled off another of his “He wouldn’t have tried that in Junior High” plays.
After Davis got the ball to the Vikings five with seconds left in the first half, Wilson kep tthe ball and drove through Vikings cornerback Holton Hill to get to the one. On the next play, Wilson dropped back and slipped, almost fell, then threw the ball away to avoid the sack. Unfortunately, he floated a beach ball out in the flat and it was picked off. Hawks were completely dominating, but only lead the game 3-0, largely because of a few critical Wilson mistakes. He was running well, but his throws were…ugh.
Halftime stats: Cousins had 27 yards passing, Wilson just 44. Amazing. Yes, the Vikings did have some really good coverage, and yes they did pressure Wilson several times. But all too often, it was Wilson himself that made bad throws, or *extremely* bad decisions.