Abruptly, throwing on 2nd-and-intention doesn’t seem so terrible for the Seattle Seahawks.
In what nearly was a lovely upset in which their star quarterback suffered a concerning injury, the Seahawks reversed the narrative. Russell Wilson drove the Seahawks 14 plays and seventy five yards inside the final four mins as they scratched out a win over the Miami Dolphins, 12-10.
The Dolphins had driven 86 yards over seven plays in just over 3 mins to take a ten-6 lead. It appeared like a beautiful disillusioned and a survivor-league-crushing bring about the making in Dolphins head train Adam Gase’s debut.
Wilson, who had suffered an ankle damage when Ndamukong Suh (inadvertently) stepped on it earlier in the sport, took over and become absolutely restricted in his mobility. But the Seahawks converted two fourth downs on the pressure, along with a 22-backyard throw to Doug 1st earl baldwin of bewdley on fourth-and-4 after Suh had batted down the 1/3-down bypass.
Wilson later hit Baldwin for a 2-yard touchdown — on an audible, Baldwin said after the game — with 35 seconds left. Ricardo Lockette and Marshawn Lynch have been no longer inside the building in this day, so any comparison to the Exquisite Bowl red-quarter meltdown is astray. But it does show that this group goes to do something needs to be executed to win a game.
In this case, it become putting the ball inside the palms of Wilson first. He’s the pleasant participant in his division, one of the excellent gamers in the NFL and a legitimate MVP candidate this season. Games like this show it. He was hard to shield because of the hazard of scrambling. With the harm taking that faraway from Wilson in this sport, offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell nonetheless wanted his quarterback throwing it — just as he did ultimate season.
Baldwin is a real WR1 now. He’s snatch and hard and his sport belies anything obvious bodily limitations he may have. Wilson needed to get him the ball on each the big fourth-down play and on the sport-winner.
Judging this crew on its Week 1 performance is risky. And the Seahawks absolutely do need to clean a lot of factors up — and pray that Wilson’s ankle heals. However if he’s upright, Seattle has a risk to win whenever out.