The Seattle Seahawks opened up the 2020 season Sunday against the Atlanta Falcons by opening up the offense for Russell Wilson. They threw early and often, they allowed Russ to play chef, and they came away with a 38-25 Week 1 victory that put the rest of the NFL on notice that the Hawks aren’t messing around this season.
While Jamal Adams had a phenomenal debut for the defense, it was Russell Wilson who headlined the victory, going 31-35 for 322 yards with four touchdowns. He also added three rushing attempts for 29 yards just to show everyone that while he may not have the same speed he did six or seven years ago, he’s fast enough to be dangerous and do some damage.
And the amount of damage he inflicted was enough to take bring home some hardware.
It’s obviously fantastic that Wilson brought home the NFC Offensive Player of the week award, but making the recognition sweeter is the other quarterback over whom he won the award, Aaron Rodgers. Rodgers had himself a fantastic day as well Sunday, going 32-44 for 364 yards and four touchdowns in a season opening victory over the Minnesota Vikings, and fans of the Green Bay Packers are upset.
Aaron Rodgers snubbed once again— Bucks SZN (@GoonToAnGoblin) September 16, 2020
Wtf Rodgers better than Russ. Respect to Russ tho.— Young Pretty Boy (@DeluxeBeatz12) September 16, 2020
Rodgers was snubbed. Wilson had so many easy completions against us.— Rohan Desai (@DirtyBirdz11) September 16, 2020
Guess rodgers didn't play— Matt (@ProdigousG) September 16, 2020
Idk Rodgers played better than Russ but whatever. Jaire also had a pick, a safety, and a sack— WiscoSports (@sportstalkwisco) September 16, 2020
But there’s at least one Packers fan who gets it.
I cant be the only packers fan that realizes Russ had a better week....right?— Ron (@YRGRon) September 16, 2020
And now it’s on to the New England Patriots in Week 2.