Bleacher Reports author Jeff McLane is back with his latest look at Week 4 of the NFL, as the Chiefs and Seahawks square off in Week 5.
The Chiefs were expected to have a huge boost in production after their bye week and the Seattle Seahawks could be a wild card with their bye.
The Seahawks offense looked to be in full swing following their Week 3 loss to the Eagles, with Russell Wilson returning to form.
The Seahawks have now been to three straight NFC Championship games and won all three of those games.
Seattle has not lost in Seattle since 2013.
Russell Wilson’s numbers in Week 3: 13-of-24 passing for 166 yards, two touchdowns and one interception.
Wilson’s completion percentage was just 37.3 percent and his yards per attempt was 3.85.
His passer rating was 88.9 and his rating allowed was 20.3.
The only game Wilson’s completion rating came against was the Packers.
Wilson is on pace to throw for more than 1,000 yards and 12 touchdowns.
The most he’s thrown in a single game since the Seahawks first lost a game in 2013 was 3,008 yards in 2012.
In a way, the Seahawks offense had to go through some adjustment after Wilson threw four interceptions in Week 4.
The pass protection was so bad, the quarterback had to make several passes in the air in the fourth quarter, which caused Seattle to fumble twice in the process.
The defense also struggled.
They allowed just four touchdowns in the first half and allowed the Panthers to throw six touchdowns.
Wilson threw for 329 yards, one touchdown and one pick, with three of the throws being touchdowns.
Wilson has had some issues on his play this season, including a drop on a third-and-11 pass to Michael Crabtree.
Wilson has thrown just two touchdown passes in three career games against the Panthers.
Cameron Meredith’s play is not the only reason Seattle has struggled.
The Panthers defense was the best in the league on Sunday, allowing just one touchdown on 27 carries.
Cam Newton threw for just three yards on three carries, while he only caught two passes for 20 yards.
Carolina has allowed three or more touchdowns in four of their past six games.
Wilson’s game may have been the difference in the loss.
Wilson did not have many opportunities to make plays, but he did not take his team down by any means.
He completed six of eight passes for 98 yards, including an 81-yard touchdown to rookie receiver Tyler Lockett.
He was sacked three times.
Week 4 is the second time Wilson has lost in his first two NFL starts.
He also had to start two of the next three games after missing Week 3 with a concussion.
This is the first time the Seahawks have lost three consecutive games in Week 1 and Wilson was the only quarterback to win three consecutive starts.
The Packers won two straight and the Cardinals went four games without winning a game.
The Cardinals have gone 7-3 in Wilson’s two seasons with the team.