Mitch Malone’s NFL Weekly Blog: Redskins Lose Orakpo For The Season, Wilson Shines In Win Over Dallas

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Seattle Seahawks coach Pete Carroll stuck his neck out there when he chose Richmond native Russell Wilson as the team’s starting QB for the 2012 NFL season, giving Wilson the nod over Matt Flynn, who had been courted and brought in from Green Bay with an $8 million price tag to take over as the Seahawks new leader. After Sunday’s 27 – 7 thrashing of the Dallas Cowboys, Carroll must be feeling like a genius as Wilson performed admirably in only his second pro start. The Collegiate grad had a nice day completing 15 0f 20 mpasses for 151 yards and a TD, solidifying his clamp on the position in Seattle.

Meanwhile, it was an interesting game from the start with Robert Griffin II coming off an NFC Player of the Week performance and the Redskins going into St. Louis, the team who gift-wrapped the delivery of RG – 3 to Washington. Needless to say noth teams had an agenda on Sunday. Rams QB Sam Bradford wanted to prove the Rams did the right thing by keeping him instead of picking Griffin, and the team wanted to confirm their theory that no “one” man makes a team, justifying their decision to give up the No. 2 pick in the 2012 NFL Draft. For now, St. Louis wins the argument, although Griffin does appear to be the real deal. Unfortunately, the Redskins lost LB Brian Orakpo for the season.

In Philadelphia, Michael Vick and the Eagles overcome the Baltimore Ravens to remain undefeated and alone atop the NFC East. Other big winners on Sunday included San Francisco, Pittsburgh, Carolina, and the New York Giants get their first win of the year. Buffalo, Indianapolis, Cincinatti, Miami and the Arizona Cardinals all picked up victories as well. The Houston Texans remain unbeaten, no surprise there, but we are shocked to find the New Orleans Saints winless after two games.

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