Seattle Seahawks: Four takeaways from 30-27 win over Carolina

Chris Carson, Seattle Seahawks. (Photo by Grant Halverson/Getty Images)
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First Win With Higher Passing Efficiency

For the first time since week three against the Dallas Cowboys, the Seattle Seahawks were kept under 150 yards rushing. In fact, they were kept under 100 yards rushing. What was Seattle’s solution for the low rush efficiency? Well, it was Quarterback Russell Wilson throwing for over 300 yards for the first time this season. Wilson completed 70.97% of his passes for 339 yards (season high) and two touchdowns with a 128.3 passer rating.

This is also the first time since week three where the Seahawks had more passing attempts than rushing attempts. Also, wide receivers Tyler Lockett and David Moore both went for over 100 yards including a 54-yard bomb to David Moore in the 3rd quarter.

Wilson Becomes Second Most Efficient Passer In NFL

Russell Wilson has been the saving grace of the Seattle Seahawks since 2012 when he was drafted and he keeps making NFL history. Russell Wilson earned the second highest passer rating in NFL history and also is one of only two quarterbacks with a career passer rating of over 100 at 100.1 (Aaron Rodgers is the other at 103.6).

This isn’t a direct takeaway from the win against Carolina, but it does show that when the Seattle Seahawks need Wilson to step up, he does in a big way.

Going into Sunday against at Carolina we all thought that the Seahawks were going to continue their ground and pound running attack and they tried, but the Panthers run defense stepped up and kept Chris Carson and company to minimal gains. RW3 took his game to the next level and threw for more yards than he has in any single game all season.