Seahawks' Baldwin emerges from rut with season-best performance
The Seattle Seahawks' division title aspirations took a big hit after Sunday's loss to Arizona, but a key component of the offense re-emerged in the game.
Wide receiver Doug Baldwin had his most productive game of the season, hauling in seven catches for a season-high 134 yards and a touchdown in Seattle's 39-32 setback to the Cardinals.
“He had a great game," Seahawks coach Pete Carroll said. "He’s our best guy at getting open on scrambles and always is the one that’s most available. That’s a huge game.”
Baldwin had been limited to three catches of fewer in six consecutive games and failed to surpass 36 yards receiving in five of those contests. Oddly enough, Baldwin got off to a fast start with seven receptions in each of the first two games.
The fourth-year wideout helped Seattle battle back from a 15-point third-quarter deficit Sunday, hauling in a 33-yard pass from Russell Wilson to set up his own 32-yard scoring strike two plays later to end a personal four-game touchdown drought.
“I thought Doug Baldwin had a phenomenal game,” Wilson said. “He made so many plays for us. He was big time, and made people miss and caught the ball well. That was really exciting to see.”