Rollin' In The Rye

Doug Baldwin gets the 1st down with a diving one-handed catch

It was easy to realize that the Seattle Seahawks were locked in against the San Francisco 49ers, especially Doug Baldwin.

After losing to the Los Angeles Rams a week ago, the Seahawks came out for Week 3 like they were on a mission. Just minutes into their matchup, quarterback Russell Wilson was faced with a 3rd and 10 on his team’s own 38-yard line with around 10 minutes to go in the 1st quarter. As usual, Wilson started the possession by dodging a defender, this time it was outside linebacker  Ahmad Brooks.

What would follow, is not something you see everyday. Under pressure, Wilson would throw the ball to wide receiver Doug Baldwin, who laid himself out to make a one-handed catch at the 50-yard line. The Seahawks would get the 1st down, and continue building their 7-0 lead to an eventual 38-17 victory.

Baldwin was huge for the Seahawks on Sunday, finishing with 8 receptions for 164 yards, and also a touchdown later on in the game. He was Wilson’s number one receiver, until he had to leave the game at the start of the 4th quarter due to an MCL sprain.

The Seahawks already had everything under control by that point, as they improved their record 2-1; placing teams in 2nd place behind the Rams in the NFC West. They definitely made some noise on the field, but Baldwin also did his part to make an impact off the gridiron.

The Seahawks will look to continue to impress when they take on the New York Jets at MetLife Stadium next Sunday at 1:00 p.m. EST.


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