Seattle Seahawks: 5 takeaways from loss versus Cardinals
By Jake Luppino
Russell Wilson gets handed his second-ever loss in Arizona
Russell Wilson admitted that his favorite place to play is in Arizona. I mean, after all, how can you blame him when he rarely loses there? Prior to Week 7, Russell Wilson only lost in Arizona in the regular season one time. It came on his rookie debut in Week 1 of 2012. Ever since then, he went 6-0-1. Now, the only other time he has lost in Arizona was Super Bowl 49, where we know what happened.
But, much credit to Wilson and his “neutral” mentality as he embraces Arizona. He truly feels he plays his best football there and quite frankly, he does. Prior to last night’s game, Wilson only threw 1 interception in Arizona in the regular season. Unfortunately, in the defeat, Wilson threw three interceptions that were all his fault.
At the end of the day, Russell Wilson is the sole reason we are 5-1. I think the media is being too harsh on Wilson. He is a human and he made a couple of poor decisions. As Joe points out, we are so used to the Houdini like magic, that we aren’t accustomed to seeing Wilson fail. Russell Wilson is arguably the best leader in all of the NFL. He knows he made some mistakes and he knows how to improve upon that.
I thought last night, Wilson displayed his resiliency time after time. After each interception, he showed no fear. Later in the game, as the Cardinals picked up the heat, he hung in the pocket and took the tough shots. While the Seahawks dominance in Arizona came to an end last night, that does not mean the world is ending.
In fact, the Seahawks beat the Seahawks last night. The Cardinals made the plays to win, but the Seahawks assisted in many of them. The defense will get better and Russell Wilson will bounce back next week at home versus the San Francisco 49ers.