For Pete’s sake: Three Seahawks that drove the Week 13 win

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Seahawks WR Tyler Lockett
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Tyler Lockett continues to shine for the Seahawks

As he has so often in his stellar Seahawks career, Tyler Lockett was the first man to put points on the board for Seattle. His nine catches matched the season’s best mark while his 128 yards are his most this year. As we’ve seen number 16 do so often, when the Hawks needed him, Lockett came up big. Five of his catches went for first downs, while two more set up Seattle for second and one or two. And of course, there’s that first big 36-yard touchdown catch that evened the score early. Sounds like a solid game to me.

I can’t let it slip by without reiterating how quietly Lockett has climbed the Seahawks list of all-time greats. He’s already moved past Doug Baldwin this season in catches, yards, and scoring. With just five games left in the season, hs not going to catch Brian Blades for second place in receptions or yards, but he’s already second in touchdown catches.

While we don’t have catch rate data for players before 1994, Lockett does lead all Seahawks wide receivers with at least 50 career targets, at 72.0 percent. Yes, 12s, I am well aware that if the data was available, Steve Largent would probably be at 103 percent, or something similarly impossible. But in today’s league, nobody is as reliable as Tyler Lockett.