Good afternoon, 12s. Here's a look at what's happening today – Tuesday, Oct. 5 – for your Seattle Seahawks.
NFL Media: Seahawks Over 49ers Among Week 4's Best
The Seahawks flew south to California this weekend on a mission.
Having lost two straight in disappointing fashion, their upcoming date with the division rival 49ers suddenly turned into a near must-win. Falling to 1-3 in the ultra-competitive NFC West simply wasn't an option if Seattle wanted to make another playoff run, even with the extra 17th game this season.
It didn't start off pretty -- the Seahawks went three-and-out on five straight drives to open the game -- but they settled in offensively while the defense held serve. In the end, the Seahawks hopped back on their plane to Seattle with a 28-21 victory against the 49ers, who easily could've entered the game 3-0 after a last-second loss in Week 3.
NFL Media's Adam Schein took notice of Seattle's impressive win in his weekly Schein Nine column. This week, Schein ranked the nine biggest wins of Week 4. As you might've assumed by now, the Seahawks' win made his list, coming in at No. 5 behind the Arizona Cardinals, Dallas Cowboys, Tom Brady and Chicago Bears.
Here's what Schein wrote about the Seahawks' victory:
"Russell Wilson has never experienced a three-game losing streak in the NFL, an impressive fact which remained true after the Seahawks hit the road and knocked off the rival 49ers to get back to .500. This was a gargantuan win for Seattle. Starting 1-3 in this brutally tough NFC West could've buried the 'Hawks. But Wilson (16-of-23 for 149 yards and two touchdowns, with an additional score on the ground) provided an efficient if not spectacular effort. OK, the scramble-drill touchdown pass to Freddie Swain was pretty spectacular, but I digress. The much-maligned defense continued to bend … but didn't break! While Seattle gave up 457 yards of offense to San Francisco, the D caused two turnovers and held the 49ers to 2-for-14 on third down.
"Now the Seahawks are 2-2 with the Rams coming to town for a prime-time affair on Thursday night. Think the 12s will be up for that one?"
I think it's safe to say they will be.
Next Gen Stats Highlights Russell Wilson's Deep Ball
There's nothing quite like watching a quarterback uncork a pass deep down the field for a long completion. Luckily for 12s, the Seahawks' quarterback has a pretty darn impressive deep ball.
Throwing it deep is one of Russell Wilson's most impressive skills, and it's been on full display through the first four weeks of 2021. On Monday, Next Gen Stats revealed the top 10 completions by air distance after Week 4. Not only did Wilson make the list -- he had two of the top three throws on the list.
Coming in at No. 3 was Wilson's bomb to Tyler Lockett in Week 1 against the Indianapolis Colts. The ball traveled 59.37 yards in the air on what turned into a 69-yard touchdown.
The No. 1 longest completion by air distance this season also belongs to Wilson and Lockett, this time on their completion against the Tennessee Titans in Week 2. This one didn't result in a touchdown, but it did travel an impressive 60.94 yards through the air.
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Russell Wilson is already locked in and ready to go, as the short week leaves the Seahawks no time to rest:
More From Around The Web
Seahawks.com reporter John Boyle with five takeaways from Pete Carroll’s Monday press conference.
Also at Seahawks.com, Boyle also had health updates from Carroll ahead of Thursday’s game against the Rams.
Bob Condotta and Adam Jude of the Seattle Times answered four questions in their weekly Four Downs column.
John Clayton of 710 ESPN Seattle believes the Seahawks found themselves in their Week 4 win.
Corbin Smith of Sports Illustrated on how Ryan Neal gave Seattle’s defense a much-needed boost against the 49ers
Fantasy Insider Scott Engel identifies players to target on the waiver wire in the lead up to Week 5 of the 2021 season.