‘It’s challenging right now’
A Super-Bowl champion in his second season and the franchise’s all-time passing leader, Wilson has enjoyed countless triumphant nights in Seattle, but now finds himself needing to navigate an unfamiliar slump.
“It’s challenging right now, but at the same time, I know what we’re capable of,” Wilson told reporters after the game.
“What we’re capable of has to show up. We have to make that happen. I don’t know any other way. I’m not one of those guys to be down and out and not believe and give up… give up and give in.
“I’m gonna keep working my butt off every day — this team is too. That’s what we’re gonna make sure of.”
Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll must now rally a team rooted to the bottom of the NFC West ahead of Sunday’s hosting of the San Francisco 49ers (6-5) that could see any remaining dreams of a playoff place extinguished.
“The results and the way we’re playing, it isn’t showing up. He’s got to do better, 我们都必须做得更好,” Carroll said of Wilson.
“Film doesn’t lie. We’re missing some stuff. I don’t see indications of that in practice. I don’t know what to make of it other than the fact that we gotta keep battling, keep trying to figure it out.
“I thought we had some guys open tonight, with some chances, 不幸的是, we didn’t hook it up,” Carroll concluded.
与此同时, a third successive victory for Washington has breathed new life into their season, moving them into the final NFC wild-card spot.
A bad run of four straight losses through October looked to have derailed any shot at the playoffs, but yesterday’s triumph followed up wins over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and the Carolina Panthers this month to decisively put coach Ron Rivera’s team back on track.
Quarterback Taylor Heinicke went 27 从 35 对于 223 yards and threw for one touchdown — a second quarter pass to running back J.D. McKissic — as well as an interception. McKissic ran for Washington’s second touchdown in the third quarter before exiting in the fourth via injury, with Antonio Gibson’s two-point run conversion ultimately proving decisive in surviving the late Seahawks rally.
“It meant a lot just because of the way these guys fight,” said Rivera.
“In spite of everything that’s gone on during the game with the injuries, we were able to come out on top, so good for these guys.”
Washington face the Las Vegas Raiders (6-5) on Sunday as they look to carry their form into December.