Hang 34 points in front of a national audience on Monday Night Football against the New Orleans Saints and you’re going to get noticed.
Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Doug Baldwin thinks it’s about time.
Baldwin hauled in four catches for 77 yards and a touchdown in Seattle’s blowout win over the Saints Monday, 34-7. With the win, the Seahawks improved to 11-1 on the season – 6-0 at CenturyLink Field – and pushed their NFC lead to two games over New Orleans and Carolina.
But for all of Seattle’s success this year, it’s been the defense, not the offense, that’s gotten a lion’s share of the credit. After all, Seattle has allowed just 186 points this season, second-fewest in the NFL to the Carolina Panthers (157).
The Seahawks offense, however, has arguably been just as impressive: The Russell Wilson-led unit has put up 340 points on offense, second only to the AFC West-leading Denver Broncos. And thanks to the elite play on both side of the ball, Seattle leads the NFL in point differential (plus-154).
“I look at Zach Miller, yourself, Golden Tate, and I think the perception probably out there would be that you guys are an average unit,” Tucker said. “And that you don’t have the explosive capabilities of some of the other teams, like the Saints. Is that something that you guys talk about; that maybe you guys as a skill position unit don’t get enough love as a receiving corps?”
“I love that you said that,” Baldwin said. “First and foremost, yes, we feel like we do not get as much as credit as we should. And we’ve heard all over the place, all the pundits and all the analysts saying that we have an average receiving corps here. And we take that to heart. We use that as motivation because we know how explosive we are.”
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