Tyler Lockett and the Seattle Seahawks didn’t play up to their standards for the first 56 minutes of action Week 1 against the Miami Dolphins—but when it mattered the most, they performed.
In a low-scoring affair, the Dolphins marched down the field 86 yards to take a lead late in the fourth quarter, but the Seahawks came right back. Seattle got it done in the clutch with two fourth-down conversions—one by running back Christine Michael and another off a Russell Wilson-Doug Baldwin connection.
Down 10-6, the Seahawks were in business when Wilson hit Baldwin for a 22-yard gain to convert on fourth down. Three plays later, Wilson found TD for a five-yard gain that brought Seattle all the way down to the Miami five-yard line. Then three plays after that, Wilson and Baldwin linked up again for the game-winning score.
“It looked just like a walkthrough,” Tyler said of that game-clinching drive.
Tyler caught three passes for 17 yards in the defensive bout. Wilson finished 27-of-43 for 258 yards, one touchdown and one interception.
How much more will #Seahawks feature Tyler Lockett this season. 3 of their first four plays, all passes, go to him
— Gregg Bell (@gbellseattle) September 11, 2016
— • (@KDRJ_22) September 12, 2016
— grindeland (@grindeland) September 11, 2016
Guys. How cool is this photo. Fans at the game tweeted videos of Tyler Lockett shaken every veterans hand. pic.twitter.com/TdnOJ68jY8
— CJ Tumbarello (@TumbarelloNFL) September 12, 2016
A critical game comes next week, when the Seahawks make their first trip to Los Angeles to play their divisional rival Rams in their new home city. The Rams opened their campaign with a 28-0 loss Monday night against the San Francisco 49ers.