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3 Seahawks takeaways from Week 1 win over Colts after offseason full of Russell Wilson drama

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The Seattle Seahawks faced some drama all offseason regarding the situation with franchise quarterback Russell Wilson, among others. Nonetheless, Wilson is staying put in Seattle–for now. In Week 1, the Seahawks got off on the right foot with a big victory over the Indianapolis Colts.

The Seahawks had Duane Brown and Jamal Adams on the field after both missed time as they waited for new contracts. Wilson too was a question mark early in the offseason, but now he seems as refreshed as ever with the Seahawks making a number of personnel changes.

The Seahawks won the game 28-16 and things looked pretty good for Pete Carroll’s team.

3 Seahawks takeaways from Week 1

3. Seahawks defense is back 

The Seahawks’ defense returned with a vengeance. Carson Wentz was starting his first game for the Colts and played pretty well, finishing the game with 251 yards and a pair of scores. But, the Colts struggled to find running room as Jonathan Taylor had just 56 yards on 17 carries.

Bobby Wagener showed that he can still play at a high level and the defense totaled three sacks and held the Colts’ offense in check. Michael Pittman Jr., one player who is primed for a huge season, had only three grabs for 29 yards.

2. Tyler Lockett is back! 

Whenever people talk about the Seahawks, they always talk about DK Metcalf, and for good reason. But, Tyler Lockett showed everybody why he is not just an afterthought on this Seahawks’ offense.

Lockett exploded with 100 yards and two scores on only four catches, and Metcalf added another 60 yards and a score also on four catches and each receiver was targeted five times.

Wilson and Lockett connected on a massive 69-yard bomb, and this could bode well for their offense going forward.

1. Russell Wilson is still an MVP candidate 

Is this really a surprise?

After an offseason full of wild rumors–including Wilson being linked to the Chicago Bears– he settled in and dominated the Colts to start the 2021 campaign off with a victory. Wilson was dynamic as always, throwing for 254 yards and four touchdowns on only 18 completions.

With Patrick Mahomes, Tom Brady, and Josh Allen always being discussed as MVP candidates, let’s not forget that Wilson is uber-talented and could easily send this Seahawks team to a deep playoff run if he can play like that every single week.