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Seahawks thumping Chiefs, Russell Wilson looking like a starter

Russell Wilson AP

A pair of one-time AFC West rivals renewed acquaintances on Friday night in Arrowhead, and the team that many regard as up-and-coming is looking down-and-out.

The Chiefs trail the Seahawks in the third quarter, 30-7.

The performance includes a strong closing argument from rookie quarterback Russell Wilson for the starting job in Seattle.  He has completed 11 of 14 passes for 144 yards and two touchdowns, and he has added 58 yards on two runs.

More importantly, Wilson looks the part.  Poised, calm, effective, the stage isn’t too big for a guy who has been criticized for not being big enough.

Also for the Seahawks, rookie running back Robert Turbin has churned out 93 yards on 14 carries, including a 25-yard touchdowns.

The Chiefs have sputtered on offense but for a 17-play, 80-yard touchdown drive that culminated in a nine-yard touchdown pass to receiver Dexter McCluster.

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41 Responses to “Seahawks thumping Chiefs, Russell Wilson looking like a starter”
  1. bucrightoff says: Aug 24, 2012 10:06 PM

    As always it is preseason….but damn he looks good. Seahawks could be a sleeper with that D.

  2. norcalmafia says: Aug 24, 2012 10:10 PM

    Cant wait to see him try that against a real D…Niners baby!…..Keep buying the pre season hype..lol……..get ready for the pain you Nortwest lames!

  3. jimmygrahamchrisivory says: Aug 24, 2012 10:11 PM

    Real deal Holyfield!! Even more impressive that the other 4 scoring drives were also set up by him, resulting in 3 early FG’s right out the gate and a Turbin run scored inside the redzone. No way Flynn starts week 1 after this type of performance from Wilson. People were saying “but it was against 2nd and 3rd stringers” before. There’s nothing you can criticize Wilson about at this point. He’s THE MAN in Seattle!

  4. jcbadger34 says: Aug 24, 2012 10:11 PM

    From Wisconsin/NC State fans……..we told you so.

  5. liddogg33 says: Aug 24, 2012 10:12 PM

    watch out NFL!!! THE SEAHAWKS ARE COMING FOR YOU ALL!!! it should be seattle listed as the up and coming team! We just ran all over them and completely DOMINATED that Cheif offense.. If the Cheifs are as good as advertised the Seahawks are UNSTOPABLE!!!!

  6. norcalmafia says: Aug 24, 2012 10:13 PM

    Why dont people ever learn?Pre season means nothing….get ready for 7-9 chumps!Lol!

  7. omegaichiban says: Aug 24, 2012 10:14 PM

    T.O. Better start talking Mr. Wilson

  8. jcbadger34 says: Aug 24, 2012 10:15 PM

    liddogg- First, learn how to spell the word “Chief.” Secondly – “If the Cheifs (sp) are as good as advertised”……who exactly is advertising the Chiefs as being good?

  9. chiefsroyals says: Aug 24, 2012 10:16 PM

    Embarrassing game for the Chiefs

  10. rushbacker says: Aug 24, 2012 10:17 PM

    Please. NO ONE outside of Kansas City regards that trainwreck as anything close to “up and coming.”

  11. rushbacker says: Aug 24, 2012 10:17 PM

    liddogg33 says:
    Aug 24, 2012 10:12 PM
    watch out NFL!!! THE SEAHAWKS ARE COMING FOR YOU ALL!!! it should be seattle listed as the up and coming team! We just ran all over them and completely DOMINATED that Cheif offense.. If the Cheifs are as good as advertised the Seahawks are UNSTOPABLE!!!!
    _____________

    LOL. It’s a pre-season game against the KC Squaws. Settle down, Beavis.

  12. coltsluckdynasty says: Aug 24, 2012 10:18 PM

    I picked Russell wilson as the very last (mr. Irrelevant) pick in my fantasy draft. This years Cam Newton, mark it down, he will be a stud! I just hope Matt Flynn’s contract doesn’t get the hawks head clouded.

  13. voiceofreasonsays says: Aug 24, 2012 10:25 PM

    I’ve said it before and I stand by it. RGIII and Wilson will be the only QBs who have a successful career in the NFL.

  14. slowclyde86 says: Aug 24, 2012 10:27 PM

    liddogg33 says:
    Aug 24, 2012 10:12 PM
    watch out NFL!!! THE SEAHAWKS ARE COMING FOR YOU ALL!!! it should be seattle listed as the up and coming team! We just ran all over them and completely DOMINATED that Cheif offense.. If the Cheifs are as good as advertised the Seahawks are UNSTOPABLE!!!!
    ————————

    Good to see you keeping the preseason in perspective, as it always has so accurately predicted regular season performance. I would go ahead and bet the mortgage on the hawks going 16-0…..its a near certainty.

  15. allnightdwight says: Aug 24, 2012 10:27 PM

    Go hawks

  16. LoCoSu@%s says: Aug 24, 2012 10:32 PM

    Preseason or not – quality is quality.
    I’m a niners fan and looking forward to many fun seasons against WIlson and the Hawks. This will make the divisional games even better.

  17. zingo1978 says: Aug 24, 2012 10:39 PM

    As a Lions fan, please remember this important fact about preseason performance.

    4-0 preseason
    0-16 regular season.

  18. raiderapologist says: Aug 24, 2012 10:39 PM

    Cassel was outplayed and outclassed by the rookie. Cassel celebrated his only score of the night by acting like he made a last-second touchdown throw in the Super Bowl, only to fall on his butt in the endzone, while Wilson just got off the field. What an embarrassment.

  19. squared80 says: Aug 24, 2012 10:41 PM

    Wait… you mean to tell me that signing Matt Flynn to an outlandish deal after seeing him play in 2 games where the opposing team was either terrible or didn’t care to be there was a bad idea?

    I don’t believe it. I mean, Pete Carroll was 100% correct about TJack ‘getting jerked around in Minny’ and that ‘TJack was our QB now and for the future’ … so how could he be wrong about Flynn?

  20. seahawksdan72 says: Aug 24, 2012 10:46 PM

    once again norcalmafia,you are an idiot,i guess we will see when your superniners get there butts handed to them

  21. thegreatonesays says: Aug 24, 2012 10:47 PM

    Niners quite handily went 4-0 in 2010 and everyone went crazy about clear cut NFCW champs….. before starting 0-5 and barely avoiding 0-7 for that matter in real games. They were 2-2 last year while lookin dreadful. Not bashin the hawks and their prospects for the year just trying to put things into perspective when it comes to pre-season

  22. goldrush36 says: Aug 24, 2012 10:50 PM

    voiceofreasonsays says:
    Aug 24, 2012 10:25 PM
    I’ve said it before and I stand by it. RGIII and Wilson will be the only QBs who have a successful career in the NFL.
    ———————————

    Yeah because that Andrew Luck guy has been complete garbage right? Yeah ok

  23. norcalmafia says: Aug 24, 2012 10:52 PM

    Seriously in 30 years of existince the Seahawks have never dominated anything..They are one of the most medocre teams in nfl history..keep trying to be the like the Niner Empire…5 SBs and countin chumps…what you got to show?……You lame flannel wearing chumps!

  24. liddogg33 says: Aug 24, 2012 11:00 PM

    all of u Seattle haters keep hating!!! I dont remember saying they would go 16-0 but anyone that thinks with that defense and running game alongside an electric qb and leagues best homefield advantage is only gonna win 7 games is simply FOLLISH!!! ohh and to all u niner fans out there……..YOUR TIME IS COMING!!! for the rest of you just wait and see!!!

  25. qdog112 says: Aug 24, 2012 11:03 PM

    OK, let’s here it. The past two weeks, everyone kept saying, “he’s doing it against 2nd and 3rd stringers.”

    Now you look like a fool – don’t you?

    I repeat, I saw every snap of his career and he’s got – IT.

  26. hardrockfootballfanatic says: Aug 24, 2012 11:05 PM

    While I wish him well, it looks like teams weren’t jumping to get Matt Flynn for a reason. So many teams go nuts when a backup quarterback comes in and has a big game or two and are willing to sign them for big money. Wilson may just flat out beat Flynn for the starting job and if not, Flynn better be really good and fast are the rabid Seahawks fans will be calling for Wilson very quick.

  27. jaysam23 says: Aug 24, 2012 11:13 PM

    Another rookie who comes in ready to play and motivated to play because of a knock against him on height. He has a chip on his shoulder and can make all the throws and played behind a monster offensive line in college. He has taken the challenge of going against what the scouts and marks predict.

  28. Gordon says: Aug 24, 2012 11:19 PM

    Wilson plays like a starter, meanwhile Tannehill and the AARP member in Cleveland are playing like crap.

  29. whodeylewisandthenews says: Aug 24, 2012 11:20 PM

    Didn’t Russell Wilson play in virtually a pro-style offense, with one of the best O line in the country last year and college and do pretty well? It seemed he could pass over those guys pretty well, and two of them went in the first two rounds in the draft this year. I understand its pre-season but this dude looks good.

  30. musicman495 says: Aug 24, 2012 11:26 PM

    I said it before and I will say it again – Wilson was the best QB on that roster the day he was drafted.

  31. 2ndaryinsanity says: Aug 24, 2012 11:26 PM

    I’m trying to decide what’s more foolish….talking smack because your team beat someone in the pre-season, or misspelling foolish????

  32. voiceofreasonsays says: Aug 24, 2012 11:27 PM

    goldrush36 says:
    Aug 24, 2012 10:50 PM
    _______

    In fact he has. Tommorow he will suffer vs our great defense while RGIII proves once and for all why he is MUCH better.

  33. Wisconsin77 says: Aug 24, 2012 11:44 PM

    Wilson is a gamer, plain and simple. Everybody laughed when the Seahawks drafted him. Guess who is laughing now?

  34. 84sgl says: Aug 24, 2012 11:47 PM

    Not a Seahawks fan, but this kid makes me want to get one of those new cool jersey’s. He was a couple of Hail Mary’s away from a better chance at the Heisman as well as a major BCS berth. With the way he was handled at NC State and the way he continued to thrive at Wisconsin, you cannot help but to root for the kid. The Seahawks are sometimes the forgot team even when they aren’t that bad. It’ll be nice to see the NFC west rise up.

  35. true9erfan66 says: Aug 24, 2012 11:58 PM

    It’s preseason remember sings first full year as head coach we tore preseason up Alex looked like drew brees josh Morgan looked like Vincent Jackson so guys preseason. Now maybe Wilson is this good won’t matter cause he will never make it a full season. He is too small to take all those hits the poor oline of Seahawks will allow him to take so preseason lions went 4-0 in preseason than lost every game so you guys should take a Valium and relax. A lot of coaches don’t even care about the score they. Want to see player X is better than player Y ect they don’t care.

  36. goldrush36 says: Aug 24, 2012 11:59 PM

    I will be looking for you tomorrow voiceofreason to laugh at your expense when Luck lights up your supposed “great” defense lol

  37. seattlereign says: Aug 25, 2012 3:15 AM

    I don’t think too many people here in seattle are caught up in the fact we are 3-0 in the pre season. We are really excited that we may have found our QB of the future. Russell Wilson has delivered big time with each opportunity he’s had in the pre season. I think we have something really special in Wilson.

  38. raideralex99 says: Aug 25, 2012 5:05 AM

    voiceofreasonsays says:
    Aug 24, 2012 10:25 PM
    I’ve said it before and I stand by it. RGIII and Wilson will be the only QBs who have a successful career in the NFL.
    ———————————————————
    That’s what you said about Vince Young and JaMarcus Russell before they played in their 1st NFL game.

  39. squishyboy says: Aug 25, 2012 7:44 AM

    Quoting LoCoSu@%s:
    “Preseason or not – quality is quality.
    I’m a niners fan and looking forward to many fun seasons against WIlson and the Hawks. This will make the divisional games even better.”
    —-
    Always fun to talk football with classy fans! I think your guys are headed in the right direction also, and I look forward to starting up a huge rivalry where our matches are highlights and/or playoff impacters on both schedules.

  40. liddogg33 says: Aug 25, 2012 2:30 PM

    thank you squishy.. first real honest intelligent arguement ive heard from a niner fan.. I too am really looking forward to our battles on the gridiron!! We took what was once a terrible soft division and turned it into a WAR ZONE!!!

  41. deltaoracle says: Aug 25, 2012 3:46 PM

    But… but he’s not six feet tall!!!

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