Russell Wilson was brilliant in the second half
Thus far in 2020, the Seahawks have been aggressive from the start on the offensive end. Last night, they failed to establish their rhythm. Coming out of the 2nd half, on an important opening drive, the Seahawks went 3 and out with three straight rushing attempts. Admittedly, there were poor weather conditions as it was raining and windy, but, more so, the offensive line was not doing their part.
The reason that Russell Wilson is arguably the best football player on the planet is that he has this tremendous ability to just flip the switch. Yes, it was generated by the defense causing a turnover, but in a blink of the eye, the Seahawks were winning 21-13. This game felt so long because there were numerous momentum shifts that occurred in an odd way.
In the first half, the Vikings dominated. They were able to run when where they wanted and their defensive front was causing havoc. In the second half, the Seahawks stole all the momentum in generating three turnovers and scoring three touchdowns. But, the Vikings were resilient enough to hang in the fight and eventually take the lead back in the 4th quarter. In an even rarer occurrence, Russell Wilson threw an interception in the 4th quarter while trying to take the lead back.
But, Wilson has been Mr. Clutch, or as he would like us to put it, Mr. Unlimited, in crunch time for the Seahawks. Last night, Wilson completed his 34th 4th quarter comeback, making him number 1 on the list in 4th quarter comebacks since 2012 (the year he was drafted).
As DK Metcalf would say, “Russ for MVP.”
After the Seahawks defense got the stop at the goal line to give the offense the ball back, Wilson completed a 13 play, 94 drive that resulted in the game-winning touchdown pass to DK Metcalf. After the game, Wilson paid respect to the Seattle Storm and star Sue Bird, who just won the WNBA championship earlier in the week.
Greatness recognizes greatness.