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Russell Wilson dominates in Seattle's 41-14 win over San Diego

Seattle dominates San Diego in preseason 41-14- Russell Wilson heads off the field
Seattle dominates San Diego in preseason 41-14- Russell Wilson heads off the field
Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images

Russell Wilson dominated the first Half of Friday nights 41-14 win over the San Diego chargers. He finished the night completing 11 of his 13 passes for 121 yards, while rushing for two red zone touchdowns. Although Russell Wilson’s numbers were fantastic, they don’t tell the whole story of how he was able to manipulate the defense.

Russell Wilson escapes the rush
Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images

The best word used to describe Wilson is smooth. He never seems to panic in the face of a rush and he just might be the smartest quarterback in the league right now. It’s high praise for third year starter, but he’s already captured a Super Bowl, and we have barely scraped the surface of his ability.

Seattle jumped out to a 24-0 lead before San Diego got on the board with a Kellen Clemens to Keenan Allen touchdown pass in the first half. Clemens received the bulk of the snaps for San Diego as they are preparing him to be the backup. Kellen Clemens finished the game 14 of 21 for 149 yards and two touchdown passes.

The chargers didn't show much of Philip Rivers. He completed 2 of 4 passes for 20 yards and exited the game quickly. Maybe it's not to show their hand as both teams will meet week 2 in San Diego.

Seattle kept the same game plan we've been used to seeing. Behind a strong ruining game, and stout defense, the Seahawks seem to be in regular season form already.

Seattle’s running game was absolutely sensational. Even without Marshawn Lynch in the lineup, Seattle had no problem churning up the ground beneath their feet.

Robert Turbin rushed 12 times for 81 yards and one touchdown. However, his highlight was a hellacious stiff arm that will be shown all over airwaves. Seattle showed power, speed, and gracefulness with many of their ground game participants. The Seahawks rushed for 243 yards on the game.

Terrelle Pryor earned second team reps for the Seahawks. Early in his playing time, Pryor was hindered by a big third Down drop, but Steven Hauschka made 55 yard field goal to give Seattle a 27-7 lead.

Later on in the third quarter, A 105 yard interception for touchdown by Tharold Simon was called back by an illegal contact penalty. It looked like a terrific play by the second year player, but the NFL is cracking down on defense.

Notes:

Terrelle Pryor dashed for a 44 yard touchdown run to give Seattle a 34-14 lead. He showed why he can be a valuable member of this team.

B.J. Daniels added to the quarterback rushing touchdowns when he scampered into the end zone in the fourth quarter. That gave the Seahawks four touchdown rushes from the QB position.

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