Russel Wilson again saved a bad defense who can’t even stop Jameis Winston’s Tampa Bay Buccaneers from bullying them.
In an entertaining game for neutral fans, Seattle defeated Tampa Bay 40-34 in overtime, thanks to another MVP display from Wilson. Seattle’s defense looked so bad they would have trouble stopping the Miami Dolphins offense this year.
The commentator’s opinion that Seattle Seahawks kicker Jason Myers would make the game-winning kick would have made Seattle fans scream at their TV, with Meyers already having missed two kicks. It turned out the fans knew more than the commentators (who knew that commentators are not always right?) when Meyers missed the field goal, setting up overtime.
The football gods were on Seattle’s side with Tampa Bay on the losing side on the coin flip. Wilson then led the offense to steal a win by throwing a touchdown pass to the impressive tight end Jacob Hollister, who caught two touchdowns on the day.
Seattle’s Head Coach Pete Carroll did out-coach his opposite number for Tampa Bay, Bruce Arians, to set up the crucial FG attempt with three seconds left. At times, Bruce Arians argued with his Offensive Coordinator despite Jameis Winston having an impressive day. If the football gods were on Tampa Bay’s side, the odds are with Winston having done exactly what Wilson did with Seattle’s defense being so poor this year.
Seattle’s running back Chris Carson had an impressive day. However, his continued fumbling problems cost the Seahawks their chance to put the game away. Wilson continued his MVP year by throwing for 378 yards, completing 29 of 43 attempts and scoring five touchdowns.
Tyler Lockett, DK Metcalf and Jacob Hollister all had big days and with the new addition of Josh Gordon, Seattle’s offense are the most-underrated attack this year. Imagine the headlines if Patrick Mahomes scored five touchdowns in a game, you’d never get to stop hearing about it!
Next up, Seattle have a divisional clash with the only unbeaten team left in the NFL, San Francisco. While San Francisco has been dominating this season, Seattle must continue this form and make a playoff push, hoping Wilson can beat Jimmy Garoppolo in a single game.
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