Seattle quarterback Russell Wilson threw for four touchdowns and went 18 of 23 on pass attempts for 284 yards. His play at QB elevated the Seahawks in this game, and he had two amazing passes to Tyler Lockett for long touchdowns.
He threw the ball with magnificent accuracy and precision which allowed the Seahawks to finish drives with touchdowns instead of field goals. Wilson clearly looked like the better passer, and it showed.
These were among several things that stood out in a very promising Seattle victory in week one of 2021.
Several things stood out for the Seahawks versus Colts
Defense shuts down Jonathan Taylor
Jonathan Taylor had one of his worst performances as a running back in a single game for his NFL career. He put up just 56 yards on the ground and had zero touchdowns for the game. This incredible performance by Seattle’s defense was a huge contribution to their overall success.
Seahawks put pressure on Wentz
Seattle did a fantastic job of applying pressure on Carson Wentz. They hit Wentz 10 times and sacked him three times to make their presence felt. This was much-needed pressure as Wentz completed 10 of his first 11 throws. He would go on to complete just 15 of 27 passes for the rest of the game.
A balanced Seahawks offensive attack overwhelms the Colts
Seattle’s new OC Shane Waldron used each player on offense to keep the Colts defense baffled all game. The Seahawks used tight ends, running backs, and wide receivers to mix up their offensive scheme. They rushed for 140 yards on 27 attempts and passed for 254 yards on 23 attempts. Except for a scoreless third quarter and one Chris Carson fumble, the Seahawks played an almost flawless game on offense.
Seahawks overall performance provides hope for the future
With their success on offense and defense, the Seahawks complete performance shows they have potential going forward. The multi-faceted offensive approach was superb, and should it continue to be this inclusive, Seattle will be in a good position for each game they play.
The defense showed with its pass rush and strong defensive front they can stop the run and rush the passer, two critical components to success moving forward. The future of Seattle football looks bright coming off this 28-16 victory over the Colts.