In the span of 60 football minutes, Russell Wilson runs the Seattle Seahawks and their fans through a full range of emotions. They go from frustrated and screaming in anger to relieved, thankful, and happy.
The Seattle Seahawks walked into Thursday Night Football desperate for a win after two close losses against quality opponents the previous two weeks. The defense was reeling and Seattle desperately needed Russell Wilson to provide a quality start to keep their playoff hopes off life support.
He provided that – sort of. It isn’t a shock to any 12 that Wilson is at his best in the fourth quarter, and honestly, it isn’t really a shock to any football fan that’s watched him play since he entered the league. In this game, we got everything Wilson has. The good, the bad and ultimately the perplexing.
Seattle Seahawks fans have come to expect, and are almost numb to, Wilsons early game issues. His magic and playmaking ability makes those issues a fair trade-off. RW3 once again didn’t disappoint in this regard.
We’ll cover the things that can make some fans pull their hair out for three quarters, while truly believing he is still absolutely the perfect quarterback for Seattle. Relishing him and savoring each improbable play, despite constant issues early in games that have placed Seattle in a hole.
This game started off bad and looked like it might get out of hand early for the Seattle Seahawks. A fumble by Chris Carson on the game’s opening play was eerily similar to an earlier fumble in the season against Denver. The Packers wasted zero time in taking advantage and struck quickly taking the lead in only three plays.