The Seattle Seahawks won ugly for the second straight week, but Sunday’s victory against the Pittsburgh Steelers looked much different than the Week 1 win over the Cincinnati Bengals.
Contrary to the opener, Seattle dominated Pittsburgh from a statistical standpoint. This time, it was the Seahawks who committed turnovers to keep the Steelers in the game. Here are the notable statistics and milestones from Seattle’s Week 2 win.
1 – sack for the Seahawks. A lack of a consistent pass rush is something Seattle expects to improve with Ziggy Ansah hopeful to play in Week 3.
1.89 – seconds from snap to release on average for Russell Wilson's pass attempts, per NextGen Stats. That's the quickest of any QB in a game since 2016.
2 – touchdowns for Will Dissly. He now has four scores in six career games. He doesn’t look like a guy coming off a gruesome knee injury, which is huge for Seattle’s offense.
2 – fumbles lost by Seattle. Chris Carson has now lost a fumble in both games to open the year.
3 – Seahawks touchdown drives of at least 75 yards.
5:34 – burned off the clock at the end of the fourth quarter on Seattle’s game-clinching 12-play drive.
10 – receptions for Tyler Lockett, his first game with double-digit receptions and the first such game for any Seahawks receiver since Doug Baldwin in 2017.
10 – Seahawks penalties for 93 yards. There were plenty more that weren’t enforced.
28 – yard touchdown for DK Metcalf, the first of his career. Metcalf is on pace for 56 receptions for 1,200 yards and eight touchdowns.
35:46 – time of possession for Seattle, a vast improvement from the team’s 24:10 TOP in Week 1.
54 – yards for Malik Turner on three receptions. Both numbers were career highs.
75 – yards for Ben Roethlisberger in the first half before leaving with an elbow injury, illustrating the fantastic start for Seattle’s defense.
84 – yards for JuJu Smith Schuster, 45 of which came on a flea flicker. That’s a job well done by the Seahawks secondary.
100 – wins for Pete Carroll as Seattle’s head coach.
100 – percent in the red zone for the second consecutive game. Seattle was 2-2 on Sunday and is now 4-4 through two weeks.
131 – passer rating for Wilson, his second straight game with a passer rating of at least 130 to open the season.
200 – career passing touchdowns for Wilson. Wilson became the fifth-fastest quarterback in NFL history to reach the milestone. He’s also the first player to ever throw for 200 touchdowns (201) and run for 15 touchdowns (16) in his first eight seasons.
261 – total yards allowed, a vast improvement from the 429 yards allowed to Cincinnati.
425 – total yards gained, a vast improvement from the 232 yards gained against Cincinnati.