The Seattle Seahawks started rookie quarterback Russell Wilson on Friday night as they looked for answers out of the backfield. It is still just the preseason, but if Wilson's performance in the first half against the Chiefs was any indication, Seattle might have just found their new QB. Seattle leads Kansas City by a score of 23-7.
Wilson played the entire half, throwing for 139 yards and two touchdowns. He completed 10 of the 15 passes he threw. Russell also rushed two times for 58 yards. His QB rating in his first start of the preseason: 135.8.
Steve Hauschka made three field goals to push Seattle out to an early 9-0 lead. Wilson then hit Kellen Winslow for a 21-yard touchdown strike to make it 16-0. Kansas City responded with a TD pass from Matt Cassel to Dexter McCluster to cut the lead to 16-7. In a two-mintute drill setting, Wilson marched down the field yet again and hooked up with Charly Martin for the 11-yard touchdown score.
Robert Turbin had a nice half for the Seahawks, rushing 11 times for 43 yards.
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