The Seattle Seahawks looked dead in the water for the entire month of November. They desperately needed a lift, and they got one as Russell Wilson came through with an MVP performance.
Boy, was this was ever a satisfying win for the Seahawks. The offense had looked completely out of sync ever since Russell Wilson returned to the lineup. Who expected Geno Smith to outperform Wilson? Yet that’s exactly what we’d seen in the past month. Happily, the DangeRuss one himself resolved that situation with a vintage performance vs the 49ers.
Make no mistake, 12s. One win doesn’t turn the Seahawks season around. Instead of a 3-8 team, Seattle is now a 4-8 team. That’s still inexcusable coming off a 12-4 season. The defense was nowhere to be found in the first half of the season. With the exception of very few contests, the offense has been nearly invisible. Russell Wilson has to shoulder a lot of that blame.
Russell Wilson is finally himself for Seattle Seahawks in Week 13
This is why I am *so* happy to name him my MVP for week 13. He didn’t throw for a lot of yards, that’s true. But I’ll take 30-37 on any Sunday, thank you very much. Two touchdowns and one interception isn’t bad either. We all know if not for a horrendously bobbled drop by Gerald Everett, Russ would have had three scores and zero picks. And been 31-37. Just sayin’.
Take away a pair of unfortunate fumbles, and the Seahawks would have put up at least 40 on the Niners, if not 44. That would have not only been the best offensive output of this season but their highest score since they hung 46 on the Colts on October 1, 2017. Russell Wilson was masterful in this Seahawks victory.
Does this give me hope for the rest of 2021? Absolutely it does. Now, if you mean hope for the playoffs, oh heck no. The Seahawks still have a lot of problems, not the least losing Jamal Adams for the season. But they finally look competitive again. They look like a team that, with some much-needed changes this off-season, can be right back in the hunt for a championship next year. That’s assuming they’re guided by my MVP for the week, Russell Wilson.