While the rest of his teammates were throwing shoes, shirts and other belongings in boxes, Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson was in an upstairs meeting room watching film of the finest performance of his rookie season — one that ended in a loss.
The second-year receiver has had a disappointing season, but his two-touchdown game in the 42-13 blowout of the 49ers could be a harbinger of things to come in the playoffs.
Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson threw four touchdown passes, and Seattle running back Marshawn Lynch ran for 111 yards and scored twice as the Hawks easily blew out the San Francisco 49ers 42-13 in Seattle and clinched a playoff berth for the second time in Pete Carroll’s three seasons.
Walter Thurmond joins suspended corners Brandon Browner and injured Marcus Trufant on the sideline, and WR Charly Martin was place on IR. The good news: Sidney Rice will play.
Seattle Seahawks offensive lineman Carpenter, whose knee is bothering him, was placed on the reserve/non-football illness list, and little-used wide receiver Braylon Edwards was waived/injured.
The Hawks have not had any major injuries, but their offense has never been at full strength and their defense was wearing down as their bye week approached. With a week off, though, they should be ready to go with the full roster.
Seattle Seahawks rookie quarterback Russell Wilson and receivers Golden Tate and Sidney Rice finally have added the missing dimension for the Hawks, and their continued rise could result in a playoff spot.
K.J. Wright will be the first starter to miss a game, while left guard James Carpenter also will miss the game against the Jets.
After missing the Detroit game with a high ankle sprain, an injury that typically shelves players for a month or longer, the second-year receiver appears ready to go this week.
The Seattle Seahawks have just four healthy wide receivers, and that has some people calling for the team to trade for Kansas City wide receiver Dwayne Bowe by today’s deadline. But the Hawks just need to use the guys they are already paying.