Wilson completed 26 of 42 passes for 258 yards, two touchdowns and an interception in Monday night's 34-31 loss to the Falcons. He also rushed seven times for 86 yards and another score, but had a fumble returned for a touchdown.
Wilson's two turnovers shouldn't take away from an otherwise excellent performance, as he accounted for over 85 percent of Seattle's yards on offense while nearly leading another dramatic comeback victory. The quarterback has now thrown at least two touchdowns in five straight games, and along with adding his second rushing score of the campaign Monday, his 86 yards on the ground marked a season high. Consistently carrying the Seahawks offense, Wilson has a superb matchup against the 49ers in Week 12.
Wilson (jaw) said he couldn't eat solid foods for a few days after last Thursday's 22-16 win over the Cardinals, Brady Henderson of ESPN.com reports.
Wilson also had to wear a special mouthguard and couldn't really talk, having narrowly avoided an injury that might have required doctors to wire his jaw shut. Of course, the bigger story here is the NFL's investigation of the Seahawks for violating the concussion protocol in the aftermath of the hit that caused the jaw injury. There still haven't been any reports that Wilson was diagnosed with concussion symptoms, which ultimately could work in the team's favor. In any case, Wilson surely appreciates the long layoff between games as he prepares for Monday Night Football matchup with the Falcons. He was a full participant at Thursday's practice and should be fine for Week 11.
The Seahawks violated the NFL's concussion protocol in the third quarter Thursday's win over the Cardinals after allowing Wilson to reenter the game without first going to the locker room and receiving clearance from a team doctor and independent physician, a source informed Adam Schefter of ESPN.com reports.
After Wilson took a hard hit to the chin from the Cardinals' Karlos Dansby midway through the third quarter, referee Walt Anderson removed the quarterback from the contest in order for him to undergo concussion testing. Backup Austin Davis briefly entered the contest in Wilson's stead, but Wilson ended up checking back into the contest before medical officials could evaluate him. He then remained in the game the rest of the way, relaying afterward that he did in fact pass a concussion test. It appears the NFL is disputing Wilson's claim, but even if it is formally ruled within the next couple weeks that the concussion protocol was violated, the Seahawks would likely face some sort of fine, while Wilson himself probably wouldn't be subject to any discipline from the league.
Wilson said he passed a concussion test during Thursday's 22-16 win over the Cardinals, Bob Condotta of The Seattle Times reports. "I got smacked in the jaw pretty good there,'' Wilson said. "I wasn't concussed or anything like that. I felt completely clear. I was just trying to move my jaw."
Wilson was ordered off the field by referee Walt Anderson after taking a big hit from Cardinals linebacker Karlos Dansby in the third quarter. The Seahawks' signal caller passed a concussion test and only missed one snap, seemingly escaping the incident with nothing more than some discomfort in his jaw. He finished the game 22-of-32 passing for 238 yards and two touchdowns, adding five carries for 19 yards. With the Seahawks still unable to muster a consistent running game, Wilson likely will need to put the offense on his back once again in a Week 11 home matchup with the Falcons on Monday Night Football.
Wilson completed 22 of 32 passes for 212 yards with two touchdowns and no interceptions in Thursday's 22-16 win over the Cardinals. He also rushed five times for 19 yards and fumbled once.
With the Seahawks' running game typically ineffective and also losing C.J. Prosise to an in-game ankle injury, the 28-year-old signal caller once again took charge of the offense. He found tight end Jimmy Graham for both of his scores, the second which was set up by a quintessential Wilson play. Facing a 2nd-and-21 from his own 44 early in the fourth quarter, Wilson eluded several defenders before uncorking an off-balance heave that somehow ended up in the hands of a leaping Doug Baldwin downfield and set Seattle up just two yards away from pay dirt. It was the sixth-year pro's fourth straight multi-touchdown effort, giving him a 19:6 TD:INT on the season. With the almost complete lack of production in the ground game, Wilson likely will continue bearing the brunt of the offensive responsibility, which should keep his fantasy owners happy. He'll look to continue racking up the numbers in a Week 11 Monday Night Football showdown with the Falcons.
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