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Seahawks Advanced Stats: Numbers on Russell Wilson’s deep shots, o-line pressures, and pass rush vs Colts

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NFL: Indianapolis Colts at Seattle Seahawks Joe Nicholson-USA TODAY Sports

The big story from Sunday was how well the Seattle Seahawks played in the second half. In the third quarter, they scored 22 points to the Indianapolis Colts’ 3 points, and in the fourth quarter they scored another 14 unanswered. Here are some key stats provided by ProFootballFocus Elite from the game yesterday:

  • On 33 dropbacks, the offensive line only allowed 6 pressures. Definitely the best of the season for them.
  • Justin Britt was perfect in pass protection with no pressures allowed.
  • The run game for the Seahawks created 112 yards BEFORE contact for the running backs. That's 3.39 yards before contact per carry. Highlight of the season.
  • The running backs added another 2.48 yards per carry after contact with seven missed/broken tackles.
  • Russell Wilson threw the ball greater than 20 yards downfield eight times against the Colts. He completed five for 165 yards. Five such completions is most in NFL this week.
  • Bobby Wagner was amazing last night; Allowed just one catch for 5 yards on two targets. Great coverage over the middle of the field.
  • Seattle’s pass rush created 20 pressures. That’s greater than 50% of the dropbacks for Jacoby Brissett.
  • 11 Seahawks generated at least one pressure, with Sheldon Richardson creating three.
  • Richard Sherman was in coverage for 34 pass snaps. He was targeted once and it fell incomplete. Sherman has been having a career-type season, even for him. He has no interceptions because quarterbacks won’t challenge him. Perhaps that has something to do with Shaquill Griffin having some struggles on Sunday and Jeremy Lane exiting the contest, but still, Sherman is once again a shutdown corner, not that he ever left that position.
  • Justin Coleman really stood out yesterday. Was in pass coverage for 24 snaps. Allowed one catch for 13 yards on three targets. The 13 yard completion was for the conversion on a 3rd and 13 as pointed out by David Hsu.

Needless to say, it will be interesting to see how Seattle fares against the Los Angeles Rams next week. Under Sean McVay this season they are the number one scoring offense. This defense will really need to step up to stop Todd Gurley in his tracks.