Seattle Seahawks Should Expect More From Russell Wilson at Home vs. Cardinals
To deny the talent of Seattle Seahawks second-year quarterback Russell Wilson is a bit on the side of insanity. In just his second season as the man under center in the NFL, Wilson has continued the success that he had in his rookie year and has once again led a talented Seahawks team to a fantastic 12-2 record.
For the year, Wilson has already notched 3,077 yards passing while completing 64.7 percent of his passes, adding in 24 touchdown passes to just eight interceptions on the season. Always a threat to take off and use his wheels, Wilson has also accrued 508 yards rushing and one touchdown on 89 rushing attempts this season.
As is the case with the Seahawks in their entirety, though, Wilson has been a different player away from home this season, as has been evidenced by their last two games, both of which were on the road. In his previous two games, he’s completed 33 of his 52 attempts for only 405 yards, two touchdowns and two interceptions combined.
For the year, Wilson has just been much more comfortable at home. In just six games at home compared to eight on the road, Wilson has for just 361 yards more on the road than at home with identical touchdown and interception numbers at home as on the road. The most telling part, though, is that Wilson has completed six percent more of his passes at home than when he’s away and has averaged 1.26 yards per completion more at home as well.
As the Seahawks finish off their season with a two-game home-stand, starting with week 16 against the Arizona Cardinals, the Seahawks have to be looking for Wilson to hit his stride. With Seattle likely having home-field advantage throughout the postseason, Wilson getting hot would only make them a more dangerous postseason opponent. Sure, the Cardinals are a solid team this season, but in Seattle, the Seahawks just know how to dominate their opponents no matter who they are.