Wilson-led Seahawks down Falcons, 38-25
Who needs preseason games to warm up for the NFL regular season?
Not quarterback Russell Wilson, who looked extremely sharp Sunday in leading the Seattle Seahawks to a 38-25 win at Atlanta.
The NFL has started a 16-game schedule in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, and the league canceled the preseason as teams adjusted to health protocols and training.
Wilson went an impeccable 31 of 35 for 322 yards and four touchdowns — a 143.1 QB rating — as the Seahawks opened their season with a road win. He threw two first-quarter TDs to running back Chris Carson and the Seahawks never looked back.
Second-year receiver DK Metcalf and veteran tight end Greg Olsen also had TD receptions.
For good measure, Wilson led the Seahawks with 29 yards rushing on three carries. Carlos Hyde added a fourth-quarter TD run.
Metcalf had four receptions for 95 yards. Tyler Lockett had eight receptions for 92 yards.
The Seahawks' biggest acquisition, safety Jamal Adams, made an immediate impact on defense, teaming with linebacker Bobby Wagner and others. Adams led the team with 12 tackles, and had a sack and two tackles for loss.
Atlanta QB Matt Ryan went 37 of 54 for 450 yards and two touchdowns.
The Seahawks play their first game at CenturyLink Field against New England and QB Cam Newton, 5:20 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 20 (NBC). Fans are not allowed to attend Seahawks games, yet.
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