This time Russell Wilson did it with his arm, passing the Seattle Seahawks into the NFC championship game for the second straight year with a big assist from Kam Chancellor.The Seahawks are one step closer to defending their Super Bowl title.
“It’s exciting but the job is not done. There is still a lot more to do,” Wilson said.Wilson threw for 268 yards and three touchdowns, Chancellor returned an interception 90 yards for a TD midway through the fourth quarter and the Seahawks beat the Carolina Panthers 31-17 on Saturday night in an NFC divisional playoff game.
Wilson was nearly flawless in one of the best playoff performances of his young career. He took shots downfield and was perfect on third downs.Wilson threw a 16-yard touchdown to Doug Baldwin in the first quarter, found Jermaine Kearse for a 63-yard TD in the second quarter and capped his night with a 25-yard strike to Luke Willson with 10:26 remaining that gave Seattle a 24-10 lead.
Even with Wilson’s passing prowess, the capper was still to come from the most impressive athlete on the field.”I don’t know if a strong safety can have a better game than Kam did tonight,” Seattle coach Pete Carroll said.