Russell Wilson must have found out that he’s never even gotten a single vote for MVP, because he’s spent the first three weeks of this season putting the league on notice that that may change soon. He has thrown 14 touchdown passes in the Seahawks first 3 games, an NFL record, and almost single handedly willing his team to a 3-0 start. On Sunday he was just as good as ever in beating Dak Prescott and the Dallas Cowboys 38-31 when he threw 5 touchdowns for the second straight week.
Wilson finished the game 27-40 for 315 yards and the 5 scores. He has only thrown one interception so far in his three starts. On the other side of the field Dak Prescott almost had enough tricks up his sleeve to pull off another improbable victory like he didn’t against the Falcons last week as he completed 37 of 57 passes for 472 yards and 3 touchdowns. He also threw 2 costly interceptions, including one in the end zone that ended the cowboys chances at a last second win.
Wilson found Tyler Lockett in the end zone three times on Sunday, but it was the other wideout for the Seahawks that was the talk of the league after the game. DK Metcalf was going to walk into the endzone with an easy score when he committed quite possible the worst mental mistake you can in football and dropped the ball before he crossed the goal line right as a defendef caught him from behind and knocked the ball out of the back of the end zone for a touchback. But when the game was on the line, Metcalf redeemed himself by catching the winning touchdown pass with 1:47 left in the fourth. It was a great way to cap an amazing offensive performance for the Seahawks.
Not everything went Seattle’s way however, as Dallas put up a fight until the last seconds. Not to mention they lost star running back Chris Carson to a knee injury late in the game as well. For the game Seattle ran for 117 yards, led by Carson’s 64 yards. They outrushed the Cowboys by 56 yards despite Dallas having arguably the best runner in the league in Ezekiel Elliott who they paid quite well this offseason; too well to only get 14 carries for 34 yards. Obviously the Cowboys defense is their weakness, and going forward it would make sense for them to try and lean more on Elliott and the running game. They would have a much better chance of keeping the defense fresh if they used what should be a dominating to win the time of posssison battle instead of trying to win shootouts every week
The Seahawks have to be excited about what this season has in store for them, as they are still undefeated and will look to keep rolling next week when they face the Miami Dolphins in what should be another Seahawks victory. The Cowboys will look to do more than rack up yards and points and get back in the win column at home against the Browns.
Photo Credit John Froschauer, AP
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