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Head coach Pete Carroll made good on his promise to feature Thomas Rawls heavily Saturday, but Wilson maximized his opportunities as well. He looked sharp while connecting with eight different pass-catchers, and had his usual rapport with Doug Baldwin in high gear, connecting with his favorite receiver on 11 occasions for a game-high 104 yards. Both of Wilson's touchdowns were a bit on the unorthodox side, with Paul Richardson making a contested one-handed grab for the ages on the first one, and Baldwin essentially stealing a throw originally intended for Jermaine Kearse on the second. The fifth-year pro looks to be in fine form for the postseason, and will need to be hitting on all cylinders for next week's divisional round showdown against the Falcons.
Wilson completed 19 of 32 for 258 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's win over the 49ers. He added four yards on two carries.
Wilson netted Seattle its first touchdown of the game midway through the second quarter with a toss up the seam to Luke Willson. Seattle pulled Wilson before the game was over, but not before he set a new career high with 4,219 passing yards. It hasn't been all roses for Wilson, however. The dual threat set a career low in rushing yards and failed to build off of his frantic touchdown pace from late last season.
Wilson's 45 attempts were also a career high. He struggled in the first half behind an offensive line that gave up six sacks in the game. But the line held better in the second half, allowing Wilson to throw three TD passes, including the game-tying touchdown with a minute to play. He missed a couple open receivers for big plays, but he seemed to have better touch on his passes than he had in recent weeks.
Wilson's interception was an ill-advised decision to loft the ball into triple coverage, but other than that he bounced back nicely from a career-worst game in Week 14. Among Wilson's three TD passes was a 57-yard bomb to Tyler Lockett early in the fourth quarter. It was his first multi-touchdown game since Nov. 13 against the Patriots. He'll look for another strong outing against the Cardinals in Week 16.
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