Happy Blue Friday, 12s! Here's a look at what's out there today, September 24, about your Seattle Seahawks.
Peter Schrager Expects Russell Wilson To Shine In Week 3
Another year, another hot start to the season by Russell Wilson. Through two games, the Seahawks' veteran quarterback has thrown for nearly 600 yards and 6 touchdowns against zero interceptions, while completing 74% of his passes for a near-perfect passer rating of 146.9. Statistically speaking, there hasn't been much to "bounce back" from — but after the disappointing 33-30 overtime loss at home to the Titans in Week 2, NFL analyst and Good Morning Football panelist Peter Schrager expects Wilson to do just that in this weekend's matchup with the Minnesota Vikings.
During Friday morning's episode, Schrager made Wilson his choice for a player who will shine in Week 3. "Russell Wilson is coming off of one of the worst losses they've had in recent history to that Titans team," Schrager said. "Now they're going into Minnesota, to a team that cannot stop anything. The Vikings have given up 24 points in a row for the last nine straight times they've played a football game. They can't stop anyone, and Russell never has problems against Minnesota."
One reason for Schrager's confidence in Wilson is his perfect 7-0 career record against the Vikings; but to further evidence the fact that Wilson tends to have success in the state of Minnesota, he went all the way back to the quarterback's days as a Wisconsin Badger, battling the Minnesota Golden Gophers in the Big Ten. "In 2011, for the Paul Bunyan Axe, Russ went nuts … four touchdowns in a 42-13 win. It was Montee Ball, it was Nick Toon, it was Russell Wilson. He loves playing in Minnesota … This is the bounce back game. The Vikings will fall to 0-3 because Russell Wilson will not lose to that team."
Seahawks Broadcast Partner Q13 FOX Becomes FOX 13
Starting Friday, Seattle's Q13 Fox TV station is officially rebranding to FOX 13. Seahawks preseason games and most regular season games will still be seen on FOX 13, as well as Seahawks Saturday Night, a weekly show with sports director Aaron Levine featuring one-on-one interviews and other behind the scenes Seahawks content.
Sunday's Week 3 game at the Vikings kicks off at 1:25 p.m. on FOX 13.
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Ahead of our Week 3 matchup, take a look at some photos from previous games against the Vikings through the years:
More From Around The Web
At Seahawks.com, Vikings.com team reporter Eric Smith answers five questions about the Vikings.
Also at Seahawks.com, reporter John Boyle on the new mindset that is fueling Tyler Lockett’s torrid start to the season.
ESPN's Brady Henderson on DK Metcalf’s vow to keep his emotions in check on the field.
The Seattle Times' Adam Jude on how Seahawks coaches are still trying to figure Jamal Adams out one year into his tenure with the team.
Photos from Seahawks practice on Thursday, September 23 at the Virginia Mason Athletic Center in Renton.