Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson completed 20 of 26 passes for 287 yards and one touchdown, and also rushed 10 times for 40 yards and lost two fumbles in Monday night's win over the Detroit Lions .
Wilson was regularly pressured by the Lions' defensive front and despite numerous impressive scrambles to evade rushers, he was still sacked six times and lost a pair of fumbles, including one that was returned for a touchdown during the fourth quarter. On the bright side, Wilson's 287 passing yards marked a season-high, as did his 11.04 yards per attempt. Wilson also connected with wideout Doug Baldwin on a 24-yard touchdown pass during the second quarter. So while a lack of protection hurt the Seahawks' offense, Wilson's pocket presence still enabled him to make plays downfield in the passing game.
Wilson threw a nice touchdown pass to Jimmy Graham late in the third quarter, but otherwise struggled on the Bears' side of the field (Steven Hauschka kicked four field goals).
He's on pace to shatter his career high in passing attempts for a season (452), but he still hasn't had a signature performance in 2015. The smooth QB has been great as a runner, however, with 137 rushing yards through three games. He'll face a slightly tougher test Week 4, facing the Lions at home on Monday Night Football.
Wilson also gained 78 yards on 10 carries, accounting for nearly two-thirds of Seattle's running production. TE Jimmy Graham only caught one pass for 11 yards on two targets, as Wilson often honed in on top wideout Doug Baldwin, who had seven catches for 92 yards and a touchdown on eight targets. Wilson mostly played a nice game, particularly in the second half, but his fourth-quarter interception on a screen pass was an incredibly costly mistake. He could be in for a big Week 3, as the Seahawks will head home to face a soft Bears defense.
Wilson completed 32 of 41 passes for 251 yards and a touchdown. He connected on a seven-yard pass to tightend Jimmy Graham in the fourth quarter, helping his team rally and force overtime.
Wilson didn't play a perfect game, he was intercepted in the first quarter and sacked three times.
Seattle and Wilson will travel to Green Bay for a rematch of last season's NFC Championship game during Week 2.
Wilson has expressed a desire to play both sports in the past. He made it clear that playing both sports would be a real option if his baseball rights were traded from the Texas Rangers to the Seattle Mariners.
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