Seattle Seahawks: Studs and duds from week 2 win
By Lee Vowell
The Seattle Seahawks beat the Patriots in week two and Seattle moved to 2-0 in 2020.
The Seahawks are off to a good start, especially offensively. The last few seasons, if not longer, it seems like Seattle’s offense starts slowly but after scoring 38 in week one and 35 in week two that clearly isn’t the case in 2020.
So who were some Seahawks stars and non-stars (is that a term?) from week two?
Stud: Russell Wilson
Maybe Russell Wilson really does care and take it personally that he has never gotten an MVP vote? Or maybe he is simply a great quarterback? Either way, Wilson has 9 touchdown passes in the first two games. On Sunday against the Patriots, he had 5 touchdown passes to five different receivers and a quarterback rating of 132.1. (Maybe Wilson was a bit off because in week one his quarterback rating was 143.1 but I joke.) Wilson’s completion percentage so far is 82.5. Wow.
Dud: Jamal Adams’ ability to cover deep
This is nitpicking a bit because Jamal Adams has quickly become the emotional leader of the defense and changes what Seattle does in run defense. But Adams got beat several times in coverage against the Patriots and especially when covering Julian Edelman. Maybe this was just a bad coverage game for Adams or maybe he is better going forward than moving backward.
According to Pro Football Focus, Adams has a coverage grade of 57.1 in 2020. This is 43rd among safties so far this season.
Stud: Quinton Dunbar
I realize that Patriots quarterback Cam Newton (it is still weird to write that) had 397 yards passing against the Seahawks, but a lot of this was over the deep middle. Dunbar played well. He had two passes defended, including an interception and almost had a second. Dunbar also had 5 tackles, including one for loss.
Seattle will be without Bruce Irvin and Marquise Blair for the rest of the year after both suffered knee injuries in week two. Seattle will need to find another guy who can try to rush the quarterback with Irvin leaving and Lano Hill will have to play well the rest of the year with Blair out.
Stud: Chris Carson
Chris Carson now has 3 receiving touchdowns this season and looks to have great hands. Plus, he added 72 yards rushing against the Patriots with an average of 4.2 yards a carry. Overall, he had 108 total yards on 12 touches. That’s good stuff.