In Week 1 of the NFL season, the Seattle Seahawks shocked onlookers by allowing quarterback Russell Wilson into the kitchen, and in Week 2 against the New England Patriots Wilson continued his mastery. His play against the Atlanta Falcons was so dominant that he received the NFC Offensive Player of the Week award from the NFL for opening weekend.
However, in spite of another phenomenal performance in Week 2, between a pick six that was more the fault of Greg Olsen than Wilson and a phenomenal comeback for the Dallas Cowboys led by Dak Prescott, Wilson was unable to repeat as player of the week. That said, the Seahawks did not come out of Week 2 empty handed when it comes to player of the week honors.
Seahawks punter Michael Dickson has been named NFC Special Teams Player of the Week for Week 2.— Ben Arthur (@benyarthur) September 23, 2020
In the win over the Patriots, Dickson punted four times for an average of 50 yards (a long of 63 yards). All four came inside the 20.
Dickson, who was fantastic as a rookie in 2018, but struggled at times during his second season, appears to be back on top of his game. His ability to pin the Patriots deep consistently in Week 2 played a significant role in Seattle coming out of the game victorious and keeping pace with the rest of the NFC West. His contributions have helped the Seattle special teams, as weak spot in recent years, to the top special teams ranking by DVOA, which is, of course, the only special teams ranking Field Gulls cares about as long as the Hawks are on top.
The @fboutsiders DVOA report, Week 2:— Field Gulls (@FieldGulls) September 22, 2020
Seahawks are 2nd overall!
Offense: 2nd | Defense: 24th | Special Teams: 1st
The members of the team who have contributed the most on special teams to this point are many of the usual names, including Cody Barton (38 snaps), Nick Bellore (37, Travis Homer (37), Ben Burr-Kirven (37), Delano Hill (37), Tre Flowers (35) and Neiko Thorpe (35).
With the Dallas Cowboys coming to town in Week 3, the only question is which Seahawks defensive player will take home Defensive Player of the Week honors, giving the team an award from each unit.