Well, well, well. We meet again. It's been a while. Approximately 13 weeks to be exact. Since our last meeting, about as much stuff has gone down as in the first season of Sons of Anarchy, which I just so happened to finish watching today. Let's run through some of the major differences:
1. Russell Wilson's NFL XP stands at 12, instead of 0. Needless to say, he's leveled up a fair bit. Since throwing 1 TD and 1 INT against the Cardinals in Week 1, Wilson has thrown 18 more TDs and only 7 more INTs. It's safe to say that Pete Carroll has been investing some Skill Points into the Intelligence, Accuracy, and Bad-Assery Skill Trees. Wilson also has 3 game-winning TD Drives in the 4th Quarter and Overtime. It could potentially be 5 after defensive breakdowns against the Lions and Dolphins on the road in the closing minute of play.
2. Braylon Edwards, who received 9 targets and caught 5 passes in Week 1, is no longer with the team. Golden Tate and Sidney Rice have come into their own over the season, each catching 7 TD passes. They both see significant time on the field, playing 67 and 68 out of 71 total snaps last week. Needless to say, it won't be quite the same receiving corp the Cardinals faced Week 1.
3. Marshawn Lynch, who started the season with 85 rushing yards against the Cardinals, now has 1,138 yards. That is good for 2nd in the league behind only the human cyborg Adrian Peterson.
4. Brandon Browner will not be playing against the Cardinals after being suspended 4 games for the use of Adderal. Richard Sherman will still play because he is appealing his 4 game suspension.
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