Seahawks grades from victory over Panthers week 15
By Lee Vowell
Yards per play: 6.8
Sacks allowed: 2
Time of possession: 31:18
Russell Wilson was 20 of 26 for 286 yards with 2 touchdowns and no picks. It was his first time in five games he had not thrown an interception. His quarterback rating was 137.7. So, he was good. And it was awesome to see him teaming up with Tyler Lockett on some deep throws again. Let’s hope this continues.
Chris Carson was the Seahawks MVP. He churned out yards and ran people over, like on his 16-yard touchdown run in the first quarter. He finished with 133 yards rushing and a couple of touchdowns. The problem was he didn’t get any help. Seattle had 10 rushes besides Carson’s and gained just 19 yards. If Carson were to be injured, Seattle’s season would be doomed.
Lockett had a great bounce-back day with 8 catches on 9 targets for 120 yards. D.K. Metcalf caught a touchdown pass in the end zone where he used his size to outjump the guy trying to cover him. It was beautiful. And Josh Gordon had an ungodly catch of 58 yards. Gordon again wasn’t targeted enough, just once actually. Not sure why the Seahawks don’t use him more. Of course, they did try to have him throw a pass that ended up being intercepted so that was weird.
Germain Ifedi had a couple of holds against him and though he has been better the last couple of seasons it still harkened back to when he wasn’t playing so well. The line overall was good to win, though, if not dominating. They will need to be better in two weeks for the Seahawks to hold on to the number one seed when they face the 49ers for the second time.