Nominations for weekly honors at NFL.com have nearly become a weekly occurrence for Seahawks offensive players of late, and following quarterback Russell Wilson and wide receiver Tyler Lockett's performances from this past Sunday's 35-6 road win over the Baltimore Ravens, fans have two more Seattle standouts to cast votes for.
Wilson is up for Air Player of the Week and Lockett is up for Rookie of the Week for the work the pair did against the Ravens secondary. Wilson completed 23 of his 32 (71.9 percent) throws for 292 yards and five touchdowns, good for a 139.6 quarterback rating. Two of Wilson's scoring strikes went Lockett's way, including a 49-yard deep ball to start the fourth quarter. Lockett finished the game with six catches for a team-high 104 yards, the highest single-game receiving total of his rookie season.
On Monday, Seattle head coach Pete Carroll said the Wilson-to-Lockett connection was apparent from the early going.
"I know Russell commented to me a number of times that this guy looks like something really special," Carroll said of Lockett, who's also brought back a kick and punt for touchdowns this season as the team's primary return man. "You could see it because he was so fast getting in and out of his breaks, and his consistency in catching the football. I think they’ve been working at it all along, we recognized that connection early on. It had already been in place with Doug [Baldwin] and Jermaine [Kearse] and those guys, but we saw kind of the future coming. We thought that he could really be a factor."
For Air Player of the Week, Wilson finds himself up against New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees and New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning. For Rookie of the Week, Lockett will battle St. Louis Rams running back Todd Gurley, Arizona Cardinals running back David Johnson, Philadelphia Eagles wideout Nelson Agholor, and Cleveland Browns linebacker Nate Orchard, who the Seahawks will face this Sunday at CenturyLink Field.
Seahawks scored 29 or more points for the fourth-straight week, keeping the Ravens out of the endzone in a 35-6 win in Week 14.