Concerns about Russell Wilson’s legs can be put at ease, for now.
The Seattle Seahawks quarterback is facing the defense of the New York Jets on Sunday, one of the worst pass defenses in the NFL. Wilson has taken full advantage of that through two quarters, going 10-of-11 for 191 yards, 2 TD, 0 INT, and a perfect 158.3 passer rating.
His two favorite targets are the same as they were a week ago, with Jimmy Graham catching three passes for 64 yards and Doug Baldwin catching two for 54 yards. Trainers briefly looked at Graham’s knee, but he appears to be fine and returned to the game. They also had to check Baldwin after a big hit that was called for an unnecessary roughness penalty, but he also returned.
However, Wilson’s touchdowns went to newly-signed running back C.J. Spiller and number five receiver Tanner McEvoy, an undrafted free agent rookie out of Wisconsin who caught just 10 passes in his college career, zero for touchdowns.
Running back Christine Michael was limited to 19 yards on seven carries.
Seattle’s defense had an abysmal final drive, however, allowing Jets QB Ryan Fitzpatrick to finish the series off with a touchdown to Brandon Marshall on a turned-around Richard Sherman. It’s only the second non-garbage time touchdown allowed by the Seahawks this season, and the first passing touchdown allowed.