The Seahawks 41-38 win over the Texans on Sunday is the talk of the town, being bandied about as “the game of the year” so far. As such, it’s always nice to do a deeper dive on such a wild box score as this one, as both quarterbacks topped 400 yards, four touchdowns, and 30 rushing yards. (First time that’s ever happened.)
Here are some deeper numbers on the game courtesy of analysis by ProFootballFocus:
- PFF called Justin Britt “the lone bright spot on the offensive line in pass protection.”
“Britt did not allow a single pressure on 50 pass block snaps, while every other starting linemen for the Seahawks gave up at least three each.”
- Russell Wilson on deep passes (passes that travel 20+ yards in the air downfield): 5-for-8, 202 yards, 1 TD, and a 145.8 passer rating. Under pressure: 141 yards, 2 TDs, had an adjusted completion percentage of 71.4% (which factors out drops, throwaways, etc), and a passer rating of 125.3.
- Wilson had a QB rating of 118.8 when targeting Paul Richardson, best on the team.
“For the season, Paul Richardson has earned his quarterback a passer rating of 121.6 when targeted, which ranks 6th of all NFL wide receivers with at least 20 targets.”
- Seahawks running backs combined had -7 yards before contact on 16 carries.
- Seattle’s defense missed 4 tackles on 52 tackle attempts on Sunday, for a missed tackle percentage of 7.7%.
“For the season, the Seahawks have a missed tackle percentage of 10.2% which is tied for 5th best in the NFL, and on pace to be their best season since 2012 when they had 9.5%.”
- Richard Sherman saw eight passes thrown into his coverage, four of which were completed for 84 yards, 1 TD, and 2 interceptions. Deshaun Watson had a passer rating of 87.5 when throwing into Sherman's coverage.
- Michael Bennett had a nice all-around game, producing in both the pass and run game. He made 4 run stops on 23 run snaps on his way and added two sacks (1.5 traditional sacks, as PFF counts a half-sack as a full sack) and three hurries.
- Frank Clark had two sacks and seven hurries on 27 pass rush snaps “which equates to a pass rush productivity of 26.9 (PRP measures pressures versus total number of snaps with weighting toward sacks), which is the best rate of any 4-3 defensive end this week (pre-MNF). Seven of Clark's nine pressures came from when he lined up on the left side of the defensive formation, where he lined up 55.6% of the time on pass rush snaps.”
- Finally ... “New veteran free agent arrival Dwight Freeney, in his Seahawks debut, was thrown right into the mix appearing on 18 total snaps (16 pass rush, 2 run defense). Freeney pressured the quarterback twice (1 sack, 1 hurry) for a pass rush productivity of 10.9.”
Some pretty impressive numbers for the Seattle Seahawks. Not that you didn’t already know that.