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October 13, 2014 at 10:31 AM

Pro Football Focus reviews Seattle-Dallas game: Schilling one of few to get high marks

Here are some notes and grades for the Seahawks from Pro Football Focus following Sunday’s 30-23 loss to Dallas.

As you’ll see, some high marks for Stephen Schilling filling in for the injured Max Unger, for Byron Maxwell before he got injured and Mike Morgan on special teams. But the rest of the team? Not so much..

  • Center Steve Schilling took advantage of his first start since 2011 and earned the only green grade (+1.5) for the offense. He allowed no quarterback hurries nor hits.
  • Quarterback Russell Wilson had his fourth red grade of the season finishing with a -2.4 overall. In terms of QBs this week, he turned in the sixth-worst grade (Monday night game pending).
  • With tight end Zach Miller still sidelined, backup Luke Willson played 47 of 52 offensive snaps.
  • Wilson did not complete a pass over the middle between 10-19 yards in depth, but managed to grade at +1.4 on three attempts. On the flip side, he graded a cumulative -1.5 on throws from 0-9 yards within the line of scrimmage even though he went 8 of 11.
  • Wilson graded at -3.0 when passing under pressure.
  • Marshawn Lynch only had 10 rushing attempts. Normally more successful running between the guards, Lynch gained most of his yardage between right guard/tackle.
  • Left guard James Carpenter received his first red overall grade of the year. His -1.3 run blocking grade this week was fifth-worst of all starting LGs.
  • Jermaine Kearse (7) and Willson (6) received the most targets. Doug Baldwin only had three targets even though he played 50 of 52 offensive snaps.
  • Percy Harvin caught all three of his targets when covered by Orlando Scandrick but those receptions went for all of zero yards.
  • Defensive ends Cliff Avril and Michael Bennett were neutralized by the Dallas O-line, grading at -2.6 and -0.1, respectively. This was Avril’s first red pass rushing grade in his last 24 games played (Week 16 in 2012 when he was with Detroit).
  • Along with Bennett, defensive tackle Jordan Hill and linebacker Bruce Irvin each had two QB hurries.
  • Linebacker K.J. Wright made a team-high six stops yet turned in the lowest overall grade for Seahawks LBs.
  • Corner Byron Maxwell had a solid coverage game going before leaving with an injury. He only played 32 snaps but earned a +1.3 pass coverage grade.
  • Corner Marcus Burley had a nightmare day allowing four completions on four targets, totaling 94 yards. Dallas receiver Terrance Williams caught both his targets with Burley as the primary coverage man.
  • Corner Richard Sherman was targeted six times (tied season high with Denver). After his zero targets in Week 1, Sherman has allowed 10 receptions on 20 targets for 187 yards.
  • Dallas quarterback Tony Romo attempted eight passes over 20 yards, easily the most deep attempts the Seattle secondary has seen this year.
  • Linebacker Michael Morgan led all non-kicker/punter special teamers with a +2.5 grade for Week 6. His +2.0 on punt coverage is also this week’s best.
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