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Here is Jerry's column off the Seahawks' 45-17 blowout of Jacksonville on Sunday:
Russell Wilson called it the biggest drive of this infant season. You’re excused if you were too busy laughing at Jacksonville to notice the importance.
It’s not often these days that anything of significance is attached to the Jaguars. They signal vacation time, really. You don’t go fishing for relevance against an opponent this overmatched, but you know how thorough Wilson is.
When some unintentional Jacksonville comedy resulted in a Seahawks interception in the final minute of the first half, Wilson sensed the moment. Only 44 seconds remained after a silly play in which Jaguars quarterback Chad Henne threw a pass that ricocheted off the helmet of his center, Brad Meester. Seahawks middle linebacker Bobby Wagner jumped over running back Maurice Jones-Drew, tipped the deflected pass to himself and made an incredible diving catch. The Seahawks took possession at their 21-yard line, and with a 17-0 lead, you figured they would be conservative and cruise into halftime.
Instead, Wilson told his team in the huddle: “This is really open for us right here. We have to capitalize right here. Let’s try to make something out of it.”
Five plays, 34 seconds and 79 yards later, Sidney Rice was celebrating in the end zone, the recipient of Wilson’s third touchdown pass of the half. The Seahawks led 24-0, and an offense on its way to a 479-yard performance had enjoyed its most explosive series of the season.
Yes, it was against Jacksonville.
No, it wasn’t any less impressive.
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