The Russell Wilson FactorQB Russell Wilson is one of those guys who does not blind you with an array of impressive stats, but what he does have is an uncanny ability to find ways to get the job done and lead his team to victory. One play in particular versus the Vikings last week highlighted exactly what makes him so dangerous. A botched snap hit Wilson in the shoulder and went 15 yards behind him. Scrambling back, Wilson picked up the ball, steadied himself, and threw a first down pass that was like a dagger through the heart of the Vikings. His improvisational skills are what make him so very dangerous, and they have helped dig the Seahawks out of more than one sticky situation.
The Legion of BoomWhile the Seahawks kicked off the season having to deal with many offensive and defensive issues, there is no defense in this league who has more playmakers at their disposal than the Seattle Seahawks. Consolidated players such as Richard Sherman get the vast majority of the headlines, but other guys like Kam Chancellor and Earl Thomas also deserve a lot of recognition for their extraordinary performance on the field. The Seahawks once again had the best defense in the league this season, and you always have a real shot at winning when you can shut your opponent down for long stretches of the game.