Week 4 Breakdown: Seattle Seahawks

With a Week 4 win over the Miami Dolphins, the Seattle Seahawks, for the second time in franchise history, will start the season off 4-0.

Russell Wilson and the rest of the Seahawks did enough to come away with a win by a score of 31-23. “Mr. Unlimited,” again, made his weekly, almost impossible plays to pull off this win.

Seattle’s defense was key in this victory. Yes, the Seahawks put up 31 points as a team, and this team still runs through their offense. But, a banged up Seahawks defense is what shined the most to me. The Dolphins scored 23 points against his unit, but they only had one touchdown on the day. Give credit to the Seahawks defense for forcing the Dolphins to kick five field goals over the course of the game. Limiting the Dolphins in the red zone is what ultimately allowed Seattle to walk away victorious in this one.

Let’s go over the key factors in this game that allowed the Seahawks to stay undefeated.

Still No Answer for Russell Wilson

Russell Wilson continued his historic start to the 2020 NFL season by going 24-of-34 for 360 yards and two touchdowns. Wilson was picked off once in this game and sacked a couple of times, all while being limited on the ground to just five yards on four carries. But, whenever Miami was close and had momentum, it was Wilson who made the plays to seal a victory.

Respect was earned for the Dolphins defense throughout this game. Many fans thought this was a trap game, because of the talent on the Dolphins roster. Combine that talent with a solid head coach, and you have a very solid football team. Miami’s defense put up a fight in this game, and the effort was certainly there. Overall, it was Wilson who dragged the Seahawks to another victory in this one.

Ryan Fitzpatrick Did Not Have Enough Magic

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Ryan Fitzpatrick made his fourth-consecutive start for the Dolphins to open up the season. The veteran quarterback finished the game going 29-of-45 for 315 yards and two interceptions. This was the second game this season where Fitzpatrick finished a game with an interception and no passing touchdowns, leaving Miami fans anxiously awaiting “Tua Time.” Fitzpatrick did run the ball effectively with six carries for 47 yards and the Dolphins’ only touchdown of the game.

The Dolphins, after starting the season 1-3, have to be inching closer to giving Tua Tagovailoa the keys to this Miami offense.

Give credit to the Seahawks defense for bending but not breaking through four quarters.

Chris Carson is a Legitimate Running Back

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Chris Carson, when healthy, is one of the best running backs in the league; the “if healthy” part is his only downfall. Carson is often injured, but when he is on the field, he is a playmaker. Carson had a pair of one-yard touchdown runs in this game, giving him a total of five touchdowns through a quarter of the season.

Carson is an incredible athlete; he can run inside the tackles and out, and can also catch the ball out of the backfield. He finished this game with 19 total touches for 100 yards and two touchdowns. Russell Wilson trusts Chris Carson to get the job done, and it is showing on the field, week-in and week-out.

Outlook

The Seattle Seahawks will host the Minnesota Vikings this week on Sunday night. Seattle is looking to remain unbeaten in this one, and they will have a good chance to do so.

The Miami Dolphins, now at 1-3, will travel to San Francisco to battle the 49ers. If the Dolphins lose here against a beaten-up — but still viable — 49ers team, then “Tua Time” will be a real thing in Miami, real soon.

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