Numbers you should know from Seattle's loss at Dallas
Seattle Seahawks at Dallas Cowboys
The Seattle Seahawks’ road came to a dead end in Dallas, Texas over the weekend in round one of the NFC playoffs. After the Cowboys completely shut down the league’s best rush attack, Seattle sparked a minor comeback late in the fourth quarter thanks to the arm and feet of quarterback Russell Wilson. However, it came up just short.
Seattle’s postseason run is now finished as the Seahawks fell to the Cowboys 24-22 on Saturday night. A valiant effort as it was, here are some stats and numbers you should know from the game brought to you by Daniel Rymer of Pro Football Focus.
Offense - Russell Wilson
Russell Wilson earned an overall grade of 89.2 against the Cowboys, ranking first on the Seahawks this week. When kept clean, Wilson completed 14-of-20 attempts for 173 yards, one touchdown, no interceptions and a passer rating of 113.1. When pressured, Wilson completed 4-of-7 attempts for 60 yards, no touchdowns or interceptions and a passer rating of 85.4. Wilson completed 4-of-6 deep attempts (20+ yards downfield) for 140 yards. As it stands right now, Wilson's overall grade of 89.2 (including playoffs) ranks 7th among quarterbacks this season; it's his highest grade since his rookie season (90.5).
Offense - Tyler Lockett, Chris Carson
Tyler Lockett earned an overall grade of 86.9, ranking second on the Seahawks this week. He was targeted six times and caught four balls for 120 yards and three first downs. Including playoffs, Lockett's receiving grade of 84.7 ranks 13th among wide receivers this season.
Chris Carson averaged 2.0 yards after contact per attempt and had zero avoided tackles. The Seahawks' offensive line allowed a total of six pressures (two each for Ifedi, Fluker and Brown).
Defense - Defensive Line
Shamar Stephen earned an overall grade of 75.3 this week, ranking first on the Seahawks' defense; he had two run stops on 28 run defense snaps.
Jarron Reed earned the second-best overall grade (73.2) on the defense this week. Reed had two run stops on 23 run defense snaps and five total pressures (4 hurries, 1 hit) on 27 pass-rush snaps.
Frank Clark had the third-best grade (72.5) and had five pressures (2 hurries, 2 hits, 1 sack) on 26 pass-rush snaps. Clark also added three run stops on 20 run defense snaps.
Defense - Bobby Wagner
Bobby Wagner earned an overall grade of 71.8, ranking fourth on the Seahawks' defense this week. He was targeted only once and allowed one catch for four yards. Including playoffs, Wagner is the only linebacker with grades above 88.0 in run defense (91.8), tackling (91.8), pass-rushing (88.5), and coverage (90.4). For the season, Wagner has allowed a passer rating of 86.1, ranking 13th among linebackers. His seven pass-breakups are the second-most at his position.