Russell Wilson threw a 35-yard touchdown pass on fourth down and Seattle’s top-ranked defense forced two late turnovers, lifting the Seahawks into their second Super Bowl with a 23-17 victory over the San Francisco 49ers.
Just three years ago, the Seattle Seahawks limped into the playoffs with a 7-9 record via winning the NFC West. It was the first and only time that a 7-9 team had made the playoffs.
The Seahawks’ offense was contained and rookie quarterback Russell Wilson had a sub par debut behind center. Needless to say, the 20-16 loss starts the 2012 campaign on a bad note.
Rookie Quarterback Russel Wilson played just one quarter in his final tuneup before the regular season, so high-priced backup Matt Flynn led Seattle on three scoring drives. The Seahawks (4-0) closed out the second perfect preseason in franchise history with a 21-3 win over the Oakland Raiders (1-3) on Thursday night.
Pete Carroll and John Schneider were overjoyed during the April NFL draft when the Seattle Seahawks were able to grab Russell Wilson in the third round.