After an uneventful first quarter that saw five punts between the two teams, Russell Wilson led the Seattle Seahawks to their first score of the night against the Detroit Lions.
Wilson pirouetted away from a potential sack, stepped up in the pocket and found Jermaine Kearse for a 34-yard gain on 3rd-and-12 to keep a drive alive and move into Detroit territory. Wilson came back on the next play and delivered a 24-yard strike to Doug Baldwin for a touchdown to give Seattle a 7-0 lead.
Matthew Stafford completed his first seven passes of the night against Seattle but the Lions have yet to cross midfield and have punted three times.
The Lions have kept Thomas Rawls, Marshawn Lynch’s replacement, in check so far. He’s gained just two yards on six carries. Wilson has been frequently pressured too and kept off-balance before the back-to-back strikes leading to the touchdown.