No. 1: Russell Wilson is still Russell Wilson
The recent trends from Russell Wilson over his last three games played may suggest a few different things.
Perhaps his finger isn’t fully healed, and/or he’s still learning to adjust to throwing accurately post-surgery. It’s also possible the Hawks offense simply isn’t clicking after being so potent in recent seasons.
And, just maybe, Wilson has already checked out, mentally, knowing he’s likely not wanting to be with the team anymore beyond 2021.
Wilson wasn’t good in Weeks 10 and 11, no. But despite the loss to Washington, the perennial Pro Bowler was still good enough in that game, going 20-of-31 for 247 yards and two touchdowns, the last of which nearly put Seattle in a position to tie the game late. It was one of those late-game comebacks San Francisco fans have seen far too many times.
Especially against the 49ers, versus whom Wilson has had plenty of success over the years.
Over 19 regular-season games against the Niners, Wilson is 15-4 with 34 passing touchdowns (the most against any opponent) and a 100.1 passer rating.
Wilson might not be covering up the Seahawks’ shortcomings elsewhere any longer. Yet if there was a game for which he’d want to be at his best, it’s Week 13.
San Francisco and Seattle kick off on Sunday, Dec. 5 at 4:25 p.m. ET from Lumen Field.