Russell Wilson is the king of Thursday night football
Now that Russell Wilson has kept his streak of never losing three in a row alive, we have another stunning stat to use as a harbinger of the outcome of Thursday night’s game.
Russell Wilson’s 9-1 Thursday Night Football record is the best (winning percent) record of any quarterback since 2000.
Russell Wilson is 9-1 Thursday night. Through @ESPNStatsInfo, it is the best percentage of TNF victories by a quarter since 2000 (minimum five starts). âThis is something that we did very, very well,â he said of preparing for a short week. “It’s something I’m proud of.” pic.twitter.com/RdMUkBDMg7
– Brady Henderson (@BradyHenderson) October 5, 2021
Wilson has been dominant, winning his last nine starts on Thursday Night Football, his only loss being in his rookie season against the 49ers at Candlestick Park by a score of 13-6. He threw 20 touchdowns for just 4 interceptions in those 10 games. The Seahawks are 7-1 against division opponents Thursday night under Wilson, including a 2-0 record against the Rams. The Seahawks beat the Rams 24-3 over TNF in 2016 to win the division title, and were off to a 30-29 home win thanks to a failed field goal from Greg Zuerlein with a nearly elapsed time. Notably, the Seahawks wore their full green uniforms every time as it was both home games. These two clashes with the Rams represent 2 of the Seahawks’ 4 victories in green action (they are undefeated in the garish jerseys).
All that to say that those two stats alone guarantee a Seahawks victory this week. You might as well not watch the game!