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December 25, 2012 at 5:18 PM

A turning point in the Windy City

Contrary to how it might appear, Seattle’s recent offensive explosion did not come out of nowhere. There are roots to be found four weeks ago in the final two possessions of Seattle’s overtime victory in Chicago. Quarterback Russell Wilson led Seattle on back-to-back touchdown drives first to take a fourth-quarter lead and then to win the game in over time. The Seahawks simply haven’t been the same since:


  Possessions Offensive TDs (Pct.) Field goals Punts Three-and-out
First 11 games 116 23 (19.8%) 15 (12.9%) 49 (42.2%) 36 (31%)
First 8 drives at Chicago 8 1 (12.5%) 1 (12.5%) 5 (62.5%) 1 (12.5%)
Last 2 drives at Chicago 2 2 (100%) 0 0 0
Last 3 games 33 15 (45.5%) 6 (18.2%) 6 (18.2%) 5 (15.2%)

So why the turnaround? Well that has everything to do with Wilson and how this offense has opened up around him, first in the passing game, and then — more tellingly — in the run game:


Russell Wilson PASSING NUMBERS
  Games Cmp.-Att. (Pct.) Yards (Yds. per attempt) TD-INT Passer rating
Before Chicago 11 178-280 (63.6%) 2,051 (7.3) 17-8 93.9
First eight drives at Chicago 14-25 (56%) 178 (7.1) 0-0 78.4
Last two drives at Chicago 9-12 (75%) 115 (9.6) 2-0 144.1
Since Chicago 3 36-57 (63.2%) 524 (9.2) 6-2 113.5


Russell Wilson RUSHING NUMBERS
  Games Rushes-Yards (Avg.) Rush TDs
Before Chicago 11 57-227 (4.0) 0
First eight drives at Chicago 4-24 (6) 0
Last two drives at Chicago 5-47 (9.4) 0
Since Chicago 3 18-133 (7.4) 3

| More in Stats | Topics: Russell Wilson

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