Video: Seahawks’ Russell Wilson escapes flurry of Vikings defenders for big gain on the ground
Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson added another highlight-reel play to his career tally in Monday night’s game against the Minnesota Vikings.
Wilson showcased his rushing skills by avoiding multiple Minnesota defenders to pick up a nice gain on the ground for a Seattle first down.
This was yet another example of Wilson being the type of dual-threat quarterback that can create headaches for defensive players that are trying to figure out how to stop him.
— Pro Football Focus (@PFF) December 11, 2018
Wilson hasn’t run the ball as much this season in only posting 45 rushing attempts for 245 yards entering tonight’s game. But in case opposing teams were wondering if they still needed to stop his ground attack, this play gave them their answer.
The seven-year pro has an efficient 2018 campaign in earning a 115.5 quarterback rating while throwing for 2,716 yards and 29 touchdowns through the first 12 games of the season.
He has helped lead the Seahawks to a 7-5 record on the year, which is currently good enough for the No. 5 spot in the NFC playoff race.
However, the Vikings are the sixth-seed at the moment, so a win on Monday would go a long way towards helping Seattle stay ahead of the pack.
Wilson and company have a favorable schedule the rest of the way, as two of the Seahawks’ final three games will come against the San Francisco 49ers and Arizona Cardinals, who both sit at 3-10 on the season.
But it’s first things first for the Seahawks, as they try to hold off a quality Vikings squad at CenturyLink Field.