The Seahawks took care of business on Sunday, embarrassing the Jets, 40-3, in Week 14. Russell Wilson threw four touchdowns and broke his own single-season franchise record with 36 touchdown passes on the season.
The defense dominated as well, allowing just 196 total yards while sacking Sam Darnold three times. The Jets kicked a field goal on the game’s opening possession and never scored again.
Wilson and other starters were given the fourth quarter off with the game well in hand. We didn’t learn much from the game, other than Seattle showing it could finally win in blowout fashion over an inferior opponent.
Here are the day’s top highlights as the Seahawks improved to 9-4 on the season.
1. Wilson torches Jets with vintage efficiency
It took Wilson less than three full quarters to rack up 206 yards and four touchdowns on 21-of-27 passing. DK Metcalf, Will Dissly, Freddie Swain and David Moore caught the scores. It was a pretty stress-free game for Wilson as Seattle’s offense was back on schedule after an ugly performance last week against the Giants.
Wilson now has three more games to add to his single-season touchdown record. Metcalf caught six passes for 61 yards and a score. The touchdown gave him 10 for the season. The second-year phenom now has 1,000 receiving yards and double digit scores with three games left to play.
Geno Smith played the fourth quarter and threw for 33 yards on 4-of-5 passing.
2. Jamal Adams sets single-season sack record for a DB
Adams chased Sam Darnold out of bounds in the first half for a 1-yard loss and was credited with a sack. That gave him 8.5 sacks on the season, setting a new single-season sack record by a defensive back. Adrian Wilson had 8.0 sacks back in 2005. Adams finished with five tackles and the sack against his former team.
3. Dropped interceptions galore
Seattle’s win could have been even more lopsided as the Seahawks dropped three interceptions. Adams and Ugo Amadi dropped what could have been pick-sixes. Poona Ford was also about to come down with a tipped pass, but K.J. Wright hit him with some friendly fire. Wright also tried to intercept the pass and inadvertently knocked the ball out of Ford’s hands.
Odds and ends
-- Metcalf tweaked his ankle on Seattle’s opening possession but returned shortly thereafter.
-- Brandon Shell left the game with an ankle injury. Chad Wheeler replaced him at right tackle. Shell had missed Seattle’s two previous games with a high-ankle sprain.
-- Chris Carson ran the ball 12 times for 76 yards and a touchdown. He also received the fourth quarter off.
-- Jets kicker Sergio Castillo missed three field goal attempts in the first half.
-- Colby Parkinson caught the first two passes of his career for 16 yards.
-- Shaquem Griffin and Jarran Reed each had a sack. It was Griffin’s first-career regular season sack.