It hasn’t just appeared that Russell Wilson is putting up big numbers during the preseason; the Seahawks’ rookie quarterback has indeed compiled some statistics that rank among the best in the NFL.
He is tied for the league lead in TD passes (three); tied for 10th in rushing yards (92), third-best among QBs behind the Ravens’ Tyrod Taylor (111) and 49ers’ Colin Kaepernick (104); ninth in passer rating (110.5); and 11th in fourth-quarter passer rating (112.8) and third-down passer rating (121.8).
Steven Hauschka has scored 21 points, which ties him for second in the league; and has six touchbacks on his kickoffs, which ties him for third. Leon Washington is averaging 21 yards on two punt returns, which ranks second in the league and leads the NFC.
As a team, the Seahawks lead the NFL in rushing defense after two games and are third in rushing offense, after running for 228 yards against the Broncos on Saturday night.