SEATTLE – If the polls had been open now for MVP vote casting, Russell Wilson would win in a landslide.
The Seattle Seahawks famous person endured his scorching begin to the season via throwing for 5 touchdowns and 315 yards to gas a 38-31 victory in opposition to the Dallas Cowboys and attain one thing that’s by no means took place prior to in NFL historical past.
Wilson raised his season general to 14 TD passes, maximum ever after 3 video games because it surpasses the mark that the Kansas Town Chiefs’ Patrick Mahomes established (13) in 2018.
Mahomes went directly to win the league’s MVP award, whilst Wilson, in his 9th NFL season, hasn’t ever gained a unmarried MVP vote in spite of brilliance all over his occupation.
Nonetheless, Wilson is off to an MVP get started, serving to to stay the Seahawks undefeated (Three-Zero) with take hold of throws that incorporated a 29-yard TD throw to DK Metcalf with 1:47 last that held up because the game-winner at an empty CenturyLink Box.
The Cowboys (1-2) attempted to rally from a 15-point deficit for the second one week in a row however fell brief.
3 different issues we realized from the Seahawks victory:
1. The spirit of Leon Lett lives on within the type of Metcalf — The Seahawks receiver gingerly coasted towards the tip zone past due within the first quarter, carelessly toting the soccer with one hand after burning Trevon Diggs for a would-be 63-yard landing. Disgrace on Metcalf for no longer completing the play prior to he at ease. Diggs, a rookie, recovered and punched the ball clear of Metcalf and throughout the finish zone for a touchback. Sound acquainted? It sparked reminiscences of Lett’s giant blunder in Tremendous Bowl XXVII, when Expenses receiver Don Beebe slapped the soccer away as Lett, the Cowboys defensive take on, cruised to the tip zone. Finally, Lett’s gaffe didn’t save you Dallas used to be successful a Lombardi Trophy because it blew out Buffalo. And Metcalf’s mishap didn’t burn the Seahawks’ possibilities both – particularly after his 29-yard TD catch within the ultimate two mins stored the day. Most likely the gaffe, despite the fact that, supplied a treasured lesson for the longer term.
2 The Cowboys have a brand new secret weapon — Cedrick Wilson had a breakout day, serving to the Dallas reason with two lengthy TD receptions of 40 and 42 yards on which his acceleration used to be on complete show. The third-year professional completed with 5 receptions for 107 yards. How giant of a deal used to be that? On a group with a deep bevy of receivers (Michael Gallup had six catches for 138 yards, with a 43-yard TD; Amari Cooper and rookie CeeDee Lamb had abundant objectives, too), Wilson used to be in any case incorporated within the combine. All the way through the primary two video games, he performed simply 4 snaps on offense with 0 catches … and nil objectives.
Three. Aldon Smith seems to be robust in his comeback — The Cowboys defensive finish’s go back to the NFL after greater than 4 years in exile — a sequence of suspensions for violating the league’s substance abuse coverage — is a stirring testimony for by no means giving up on a dream. Smith seems to be such a lot just like the power who set an NFL mark with 33 ½ sacks all through his first two NFL seasons with the 49ers, as he used to be a continuing ache for Wilson. Smith completed with 3 sacks plus a deflected move to notch a private milestone in surpassing 50 occupation sacks.