Safeties shine in season-opening loss to Broncos
The Seahawks were in the game till the very end but lost their season opener to the Denver Broncos, 27-24.
Despite the tough loss, there were still some bright spots to come out of Broncos Stadium at Mile High.
Here are the two offensive players and two defensive players that stood out the most for Seattle...
- Will Dissly was targeted five times and caught three balls for 105 yards and one touchdown, generating a passer rating of 143.8 when targeted.
Dissly earned a receiving grade of 92.1, ranking first among tight ends so far. His pass-blocking grade of 72.0 ranks 30th out of 65 qualifying tight ends, and his run-blocking grade of 56.6 ranks 41st.
- Russell Wilson struggled when pressured, as he finished the game with a passing grade of 30.9 on pressured dropbacks.
On 18 pressured dropbacks, Wilson was sacked six times and completed 5-of-12 attempts for 72 yards, zero touchdowns and one interception. With an overall grade of 59.0, Russell Wilson currently ranks 21st out of 30 qualifying quarterbacks this season.
Earl Thomas showed how important he is to the Seahawks defense, finishing as the highest-graded defensive player on the team with a 93.3 overall grade.
He also currently ranks as the highest-graded safety through week one so far. Thomas ranks third on the team in run defense grade (69.7) and second in tackling grade (84.6).
Bradley McDougald earned an 84.2 overall grade against the Broncos and currently ranks third among safeties.
On three targets, McDougald didn't allow a single reception, grabbed two interceptions and allowed a passer rating of 0.0. He earned a coverage grade of 90.0, ranking third among all safeties.