Russell Wilson has been nothing but stellar during his first two seasons with the Seattle Seahawks.
He’s led the Seahawks to 23 wins, completed over 63-percent of his passes and thrown 51 touchdowns and just 19 interceptions. He set a league record for most wins by a quarterback in the first two seasons of a career. However, with Seattle’s offense struggling to find its footing the last two weeks, Wilson says he has to be even better.
“We just got to execute and I just got to be better. That’s what it really comes down to it,” Wilson said.
In the last two weeks against the New York Giants and Arizona Cardinals, Seattle has been mostly ineffective on offense. The Seahawks converted just 5 of 26 third down opportunities the last two weeks. They went three-and-out seven times against Arizona and had just two drives that lasted longer than four plays. Seattle’s defense has forced nine turnovers the last two weeks and their offense could only convert those chances into 13 points, including not scoring on a drive beginning at the Arizona 3-yard line last Sunday.
“We’ll get it right. I know at one point, we were the best in the National Football League for seven-eight weeks on third downs. So it’s not like we haven’t done it before,” Wilson said.
Wilson was just 11 of 27 for 108 yards with a touchdown and interception against the Cardinals last week in arguably his worst performance as a professional. The four yards per pass attempt Wilson posted was the lowest mark of his career.
“Sometimes you just have a bad day,” Wilson said. “Sometimes your days are great, sometimes they’re good, and sometimes you have one or two bad days in there and hopefully you can get rid of those days.”
The Seahawks need to win Sunday (or have the San Francisco 49ers lose to Arizona) to clinch the NFC West and home field advantage throughout the playoffs. The last time Seattle faced the St. Louis Rams, the Seahawks were just 2 of 11 on third down and posted just 135 yards of total offense. Wilson was sacked seven times.
Wilson vows to get things righted for Seattle as they head into the postseason.
“The biggest thing for me is just continue to do what I’ve done all year, continue to try to be consistent and be clutch when we need it, and be the calm in the storm. I’m not going to waver, I never will. I never have, never will,” Wilson said.