Russell Wilson cooking early with Tyler Lockett, pairing up for 2 huge Seattle Seahawks scores

INDIANAPOLIS — Tyler Lockett did his greatest Willie Mays impression to attain the Seattle Seahawks’ first factors of the season.

Lockett broke within the Seahawks’ new offense in model when he made a tough adjustment on an over-the-shoulder lob ultimately zone from Russell Wilson. That 23-yard landing put the Seahawks up 7-3 over the Indianapolis Colts late within the first quarter. It was one among three third downs Seattle transformed on its first drive beneath new coordinator Shane Waldron.

How powerful was Lockett’s catch? Per NFL Subsequent Gen Stats, Wilson’s throw had a 30% catch likelihood. Since 2018, Wilson has an NFL-high 23 passing touchdowns with a catch likelihood at or beneath 30%. Wilson entered the season with 41 landing passes of at the least 20 air yards over the previous 5 seasons, most within the NFL. With the landing catch, Lockett has 38 profession receiving touchdowns with the Seahawks, passing Joey Galloway for fourth in franchise historical past.

The Wilson-Lockett connection wasn’t performed after that rating, both, as they paired up once more for a monster 69-yard landing with 41 seconds left within the half.

That go from Wilson had an air distance of 59.4 yards, which is his second longest on a landing since 2016, per NFL Subsequent Gen Stats.

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