There were no kid gloves here! Pete Carroll and his staff allowed Russell Wilson to take shots downfield throughout the game. Wilson was really elusive, repeatedly escaping from an ugly looking pocket -- not good protection up front at all.
Wilson's lone TD pass was a microcosm of why he won the job. He escaped pressure, made the correct read and threw a strike to underrated playmaker Sidney Rice. And Wilson's lone interception was a 'chuck it up for grabs throw' on the last
play of the first half, nothing to be concerned about.
But there was plenty of bad to go along with the good. Wilson got called for a couple of key delay of game penalties, all on the QB. This offense never found any sort of rhythm or flow – their three scores came on drives that combined to gain 52 net
yards; all on short fields. And with the game on the line with the clock winding down in the fourth, Wilson had zero chemistry with his receivers, throwing eight consecutive excruciating incomplete passes, despite being aided by a pair of pass interference penalties.