Russell Wilson threw four additional touchdowns passes to grant him a replacement career-high with 36 for the season before finally resting within the fourth quarter, leading the Seattle Seahawks to a 40-three rout of the New York Jets on Sunday.
Seattle (9-4) rebounded exactly because it hoped after last week’s surprisingly poor offensive performance in its loss to the New York Giants, and stayed even with the Los Angeles Rams on prime of the NFC West.
New York did extend its streak of scoring on its gap drive to seven straight games, the longest active streak in the NFL and longest in franchise history. That was the only bright spot.
The Jets became the ninth team since the merger to start a season with thirteen straight losses. Three of these went on to have winless seasons. Sam Darnold was fourteen of 26 for 132 yards.
Seattle’s Jamal Adams was credited with a sack once forcing Darnold to run out of bounds for a loss in the second quarter, giving the Seahawks safety the record for many sacks by a defensive back during a single season.
Adams didn’t do a lot of other than run the scrambling Darnold to the sideline. However it was a one-yard loss and Adams was credited with the sack, giving him 8½ for the season.
The previous record for sacks by a defensive back was held by Adrian Wilson, who had eight in 2005. Sacks became an official stat in 1982.
Seattle lost starting right tackle Brandon Shell once he aggravated an ankle injury in the first Jets: New York is back on the West Coast at the Los Angeles Rams next Sunday.
Seahawks: Seattle makes the last of its East Coast journeys traveling to Washington next Sunday. Wilson threw touchdowns to Freddie Swain and DK Metcalf in the first 0.5 and added TD tosses to Can Dissly and David Moore in the third quarter.
It was his fifth game this season with a minimum of four TD passes. Metcalf commandeered a TV broadcast camera as part of his TD celebration when catching a 5-yard TD in the second quarter, his tenth of the season.
Wilson finished 21 of 27 for 206 yards and checked out late in the third quarter, giving means to former Jets QB Geno Smith for his 1st action since joining Seattle last season. Wilson’s sole mistake was a forced to give a contribution the first 0.5 on which Marcus Maye created a terrific juggling interception.
Wilson had played every snap of the previous 49 games for Seattle. The last time he wasn’t underneath center was Week 15 of 2017 when Seattle lost forty two-7 to the Rams at home. His previous career-high in TD passes came in 2018.
It was conjointly a rare blowout for Seattle. The Seahawks had just one win by a lot of than fourteen points in the past 2 seasons. It had been Seattle’s largest victory since a 58-zero win over Arizona in 2012.
For the Jets, it was another miserable day in their forgettable season. Days once firing defensive coordinator Gregg Williams when the collapse at the end of last week’s loss to Las Vegas, the Jets (0-13) showed little resistance on defense and very little excitement on offense as they lost their franchise-record 13th straight.
And even when the Jets had probabilities to attain, Sergio Castillo struggled. After kicking a forty-five-yarder on New York’s gap drive, Castillo missed makes an attempt of 37, 41, and 43 yards in the first 0.5.
New York did extend its streak of scoring on its gap drive to seven straight games, the longest active streak in the NFL and longest in franchise history. That was about the sole bright spot. The Jets became the ninth team since the merger to start.