Aug 28, 2014; Oakland, CA, USA; Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson (3) congratulates his team after they scored during the fourth quarter against the Oakland Raiders at O.co Coliseum. Mandatory Credit: Bob Stanton-USA TODAY Sports
Aaron Rodgers is a great quarterback, and he is among the elite signal-callers in the NFL. He may have a solid game, even against a talented Seahawks defense.
However, Russell Wilson just seems to be a player that is on the rise. Winning a Super Bowl appears to have motivated him even more than losing in the playoffs the previous year.
Winning is a lot of fun, and right now Mr. Wilson wants to lead this team to another season of good times. Wilson has the ring, but every indication is that he still works hard and wants to win more jewelry.
Will that be a key factor in this game? Yes. Will it be a key factor all season? Again, yes.