The Seahawks head into their bye week after an impressive 27-17 win over the New York Jets on the road. Much of the praise is being heaped on the Seahawks' offensive line and on quarterback Russell Wilson, who played on a sprained left knee and a sprained right ankle.
Here's a look at what local and national media are saying in the aftermath.
ESPN's Sheil Kapadia points out the Seahawks didn't use Wilson's lack of mobility as an excuse to play it safe.
"The Seahawks wanted Wilson to avoid big hits, but that didn't mean playing conservatively. They threw the ball downfield all game long. Four different players -- Jimmy Graham, Doug Baldwin, McEvoy and Paul Richardson -- had at least one catch of 25-plus yards. Graham was especially impressive, with six catches for 113 yards on eight targets."
And ESPN Jets writer Dan Graziano says the league better take notice of the Seahawks.
"That soft rumble you heard was the rest of the NFC shuddering. Not only is this team 3-1 in spite of all that's gone wrong (Wilson's injury, Thomas Rawls' injury, the offensive line), but there's probably no team in the entire league that's more sure of itself."
Casual fans might have missed this in the final stats, but Wilson had a perfect first half, writes The News Tribune's Gregg Bell.
"Wilson was 10 for 11 passing for 191 yards in the first half with touchdown passes of 8 yards to C.J. Spiller — playing four days after the Seahawks signed the 29-year-old veteran — and undrafted rookie Tanner McEvoy. He had a perfect passer rating of 158.3 in the first half."
Bob Condotta of the Seattle Times writes the Seahawks' defense stepped it up in the second half after giving up two late touchdowns last week.
"After the Jets used a few big plays to gain 229 yards in the first half, the Seattle defense held New York to just 76 in the second."
He also gave the offense, defense, and special teams an A-minus grade.
Jimmy Graham, returning from a patella injury suffered last year, played out of his mind for the second straight week, and Yahoo Sports' Frank Schwab noticed.
"Graham was once one of the best tight ends in football, and he might be again. And if this is what we can expect from Graham going forward, the Seahawks offense will be really tough when it gets fully healthy."
After a week in which nearly everyone wanted Russell Wilson to sit, MMQB's Peter King says his extraordinary work ethic is what had him ready to go Sunday.
"Albert Breer of The MMQB reported Thursday that a rehab specialist, Drew Morcos, had moved into Wilson’s home last week after the Seahawks quarterback sprained his left MCL (on top of a right high ankle sprain) to give Wilson round-the-clock rehab in advance of leaving for the East Coast on Friday. Seattle played the Jets in New Jersey on Sunday."
King added, "Wilson’s such an insane rehabber that he interrupted sleep to do it."
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