When Russell Wilson was traded to the Broncos, most people expected Seattle’s hopes of fielding a competitive team left town with him. But two months into the season, it’s clear the Seahawks' anticipated rebuild is looking more like a reload.
Here’s what winning the breakup looks like:
The Seahawks started the season with an emotional win over ex-bff Russell Wilson’s Broncos and haven’t stopped riding since. Geno Smith ranks top five in the NFL in touchdowns, QBR, and all sorts of other acronyms. Tyler Lockett and DK Metcalf are still elite (duh) and Kenneth Walker III has been dynamite since taking over for Rashaad Penny. The young ball-hawking defense ranks top 5 in takeaways and they’re stout against the run. Seattle's on a three-game win streak, leading their division, and have a top-five scoring offense.
Meanwhile, Russell Wilson released a creepy Subway ad and did high knees on a transatlantic flight. I won’t even touch on the football part.
The Seahawks entered the season with a win total of 5.5 games. This weekend they have a chance to surpass that total while all but eliminating the division-rival Cardinals from playoff contention. I wouldn’t want to bet against what has quietly been one of the hottest teams in the NFL.
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