Two out of three ain’t bad might be a popular throwback song in Seattle this week. The music-loving city can parse its Seahawks Week 3 news like this:
- The Seahawks had no problem with the 49ers, cruising to a 37-18 win and moving to 2-1 on the season. GOOD.
- Russell Wilson hurt his knee and could miss next week’s game, or play and rest the bye week after. BAD.
- The Seahawks play the Jets next week, and the Jets look about as un-threatening as a professional team can after a six interception loss to the Chiefs 24-3 on Sunday. GOOD.
That’s the Meat Loaf song right there. Two out of three. Even if the Seahawks opt to go with Wilson in Week 4 against the Jets — the severity of his knee injury is still being determined — he likely wouldn’t have to go the distance against New York. Every NFL team gives lip service to respecting every other team — you know, that any given Sunday stuff that any team can always beat you. It’s technically true, too. But the Seahawks know that if Russell Wilson is really hurt, back-to-back weeks facing the Jets and then a bye is as good a bit of timing as you can get.