The Seattle Seahawks (8-5) continued their winning ways Sunday with an impressive 35 to 6 win over the Baltimore Ravens (4-9) in Baltimore Sunday in front of 71,179 fans. The fourth consecutive win by the two-time defending NFC West Champions was not without heart break. A visit by the injury bug saw rookie sensation Thomas Rawls season come to a disappointing end. Rawls suffered a broken left ankle after being tackled in the teams first drive of the game and is out for the season. Strong safety Kam Chancellor missed the last three quarters of the game after bruising his tailbone in the first quarter.
Despite the injuries, the Seahawks showed that they are on a mission and ready to take all comers. If Carolina quarterback Cam Newton is Superman then the Seahawks dynamic duo of Russell Wilson and Doug Baldwin are Batman and Robin. In the last four games, Wilson has thrown 16 touchdowns passes for 1,171 yards and zero interceptions. Baldwin has eight TD catches in the past three games. With Sundays five TD passes, Wilson set an NFL record for being the only quarterback in NFL history to have four consecutive games with at least three passing touchdowns, a 70 percent completion rate and no interceptions.
It’s been amazing the past few weeks,” Seahawks wideoutDoug Baldwin told Seahawks.com after the game. Baldwin was on the receiving end of three of Wilson’s five scoring strikes against the Ravens to become the first player in franchise history with two-plus touchdowns in three-straight games. “I’ve got to give a lot of credit to Russ, he’s playing unbelievable. I know he’ll come up here and he’ll say that nothing’s different, but he’s playing his tail off. He’ll be humble with it, but I can’t say enough about what he’s doing right now. It’s Russ.”
Rookie standout Tyler Lockett was on the receiving end of two Wilson TD passes on Sunday giving him five for the season and making him just the second rookie in NFL history ( Gale Sayers, 1965) with five or more TD catches. Lockett also has one kick-return TF and one punt-return TD this season.
Sundays win by the streaking Seahawks was not just about the offense. The Seahawks defense allowed Baltimore just 28 rushing yards Sunday which is a season low for an opponent. The week before the Seahawks held the Minnesota Vikings to just 31rushing yards. In the last four games the Seattle defense has held each opponent to under 60 rushing yards. The stout effort by the defense earned high praise from Head Coach Peter Carroll after the game.
“For the defense to not give up a touchdown again, two weeks back-to-back, that’s really special stuff,” Carroll said. “Nothing rushing today, just a really good job, and that’s what we set out to do.”
Seattle returns to the friendly confines of Century Link Field for two home against Cleveland ( Dec. 20th) and St. Louis (Dec. 27th) before finishing the season with a road game at Arizona on Jan 3rd 2016.