Peter King Names Two Seahawks Among Players of the Week
The Seahawks’ Week 1 win in Atlanta brought out stars on both sides of the ball. Chris Carson hauled in two touchdown receptions. Quandre Diggs snagged his first interception of the season – and his fourth in seven career games as a Seahawk. But no one stood out more than Russell Wilson and Jamal Adams.
Wilson and Adams were named as Offensive and Defensive Players of the Week, respectively, in Peter King’s weekly “Football Morning In America” column. Seattle was the only team with a player listed on both offense and defense. Here’s what King had to say about Wilson’s game:
“Another case of incredible efficiency by an incredible quarterback,” King wrote. “Four touchdown passes, four incompletions. Wilson, in the first game of his ninth NFL season (man, where has the time gone?), completed 31 of 35 throws for 322 yards, with the four TDs and no picks, all while being pressured or sacked 13 times. Maybe this is finally the year Wilson wins his elusive MVP, or at least gets his first MVP vote.”
We’ve come to expect these types of performances from Wilson. What stood out on Sunday, specifically, was his insane efficiency. Russ was in control all day, and it showed. The Seahawks’ 38 points were their most in a season-opener in Wilson’s career. It was just the third time in his nine Week 1 games that the Seahawks scored over 30 points (2014, 2015). Seahawks.com reporter John Boyle has more here on Wilson’s monster day.
As for Adams, he made quite the entrance in his Seahawks debut. Here’s what King had to say about his performance:
“Let’s hope those three big draft choices Jets GM Joe Douglas got for this latter-day Kam Chancellor pay off,” King wrote. “Adams was great in his Seahawks debut as Seattle beat the Falcons 38-25, leading all tacklers with 12, sacking Matt Ryan once and pressuring him twice more, with two more tackles for loss. He made his presence felt with a huge first-half hit on Julio Jones. Adams’ best play of the day: With Calvin Ridley on a Jet sweep at the Seattle 19-yard line, Adams swooped in and stoned Ridley for a loss of one.”
We knew Adams was good, but this was an unreal showing. His 12 tackles matched a career-high for a game, and this was the first time in his four-year career that he recorded a sack in Week 1. In Adams’ three previous Week 1 games, he had 14 tackles in total. Safe to say the Seahawks star is fitting right in with his new team. Boyle has more here on Adams’ dazzling debut.