Seattle Seahawks: The dud and stud of game 5 – Los Angeles

Russell Wilson, Seattle Seahawks. (Photo by Stephen Brashear/Getty Images)
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Stud of the Week

2nd honorable mentionFrank Clark. For a guy who missed practice all week with food poisoning, he had a heck of a game. Unless you’ve had it you don’t know how much food poisoning takes out of you. He knocked the ball out of Jared Goff’s hand one time and caught a deflected pass at the goal line for an interception, denying Los Angeles a touchdown.

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1st honorable mentionRussell Wilson. When Wilson doesn’t need to carry his team, he’s an effective quarterback. He connected on 13 of 21 passes for 198 yards and three touchdowns. Three of his completions went for over 30 yards.

Wilson’s improvised shuffle pass to Nick Vannett was a thing of beauty. His throws on the run were classic Wilson. He scrambled out of the pocket well and picked up his receivers for big gains. It was the performance 12s have been waiting for.

Stud of the weekChris Carson/Mike Davis. It’s been three straight weeks of a good rushing attack. At this point, it’s no fluke. One thing the Seahawks offensive line has going for it, is they are good run blockers. The line has done a fantastic job of opening holes since guard D.J Fluker entered the lineup for the Dallas game.

Three weeks ago it was Carson with 102 yards against Dallas. When he was unable to go last week against Arizona, Davis stepped in and gained 101 yards. Yesterday Carson and Davis were thunder and lightning.

Davis wasn’t the featured back Sunday against the Rams, yet still gained 68 yards on a dozen carries. He scored a first-quarter touchdown, to put Seattle up 6-0. It looked like Davis was shot out of a cannon when busted through the middle on his six-yard scoring run. He showed his speed and agility again when he took a handoff, bounced outside and went down the sideline for 37 yards.

Carson was the thunder to go with Davis’ lightning. He had his second hundred yard game of the season. On Seattle’s go-ahead drive at the end of the third quarter, Carson had two carries for 32 yards, including a 21-yard gain. The second-year pro from Oklahoma State had 116 total rushing yards on 19 attempts.

If the Seahawks play like this next week against the Raiders, in London, they are back in the playoff picture.