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Wilson has been underwhelming, yet successful, for the Seahawks.
When you have won only one convincing game all season, a 3-2 record must owe itself to some sort of luck. Or perhaps just a call or two made by replacement officials.
Thanks to the infamous Monday night replacement referee debauchery against Green Bay, along with a sloppy win this week against Carolina, Seattle has a winning record. It should not be expected to stay that way.
The Seahawks defense is very good—there is no luck involved with that. The only team to allow fewer points to opponents through five weeks is the 49ers, and an amazing defensive performance that held Cam Newton and the Panthers to just 190 yards on Sunday is the only reason Seattle escaped with the victory.
Offensively, however, the Seahawks are in trouble. In a passing league, their rookie quarterback has only thrown for 200 yards once in five games. Seattle is second-worst in the league in passing offense, sixth-worst in total offense.
Week 6 brings a matchup with New England, whose passing attack couldn’t be further on the other end of the spectrum. The scary thing about the Patriots this year is that they’re actually running the ball exceptionally well, too—third-best in the league to this point—making them even more difficult to game plan for defensively.
Seattle’s defense is sure to put up a fight against the Patriots, but preventing New England from putting points on the board is nearly impossible. No amount of luck will allow Russell Wilson and the anemic Seahawk offense to hang with Tom Brady and the high-powered New England attack.