Russell Wilson struggles with accuracy and decision making
Mr. Wilson had a tough day at the office. Despite posting a quarterback rating of 89.2, Wilson struggled mightily with delivering the ball accurately and in rhythm to his receivers when they could get open. He also reverted back to holding the ball far too long, creating sack opportunities for one of the weakest pass rushes in the NFL.
Without Joey Bosa, the Chargers came into the game with only 14 sacks on the season. Los Angeles sacked the Seahawks QB four times this game. They were able to generate consistent pressure or at least eventual pressure with how long Wilson was holding the ball.
These type of performances aren’t unique or even unexpected from time to time from all special quarterbacks. It’s still ill-advised to do so repeatedly. The magic that can occur, doesn’t mean it will always do so.
This is the trade-off for watching Houdini work, and most 12s are at peace with an occasional big time loss. Today, however, there was little on the positive side of that ledger. Big sacks and missed opportunities seemed to be the flavor of the day for Wilson on Sunday.
While setting a season-high 39 attempts, Russell Wilson did muster 235 yards with two TD’s and one abysmal looking pick six. But it will be the missed opportunities that will stick with many.
There was a horribly underthrown ball to Jaron Brown when there was nothing but green between him and the end zone on a crucial third down. Another time it was a ball thrown three yards behind Nick Vannett on a different third down, late in the game. Poor throws were sprinkled throughout the game and were a big part in the offenses inability to score even a single field goal on eight straight drives.