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Russell Wilson feeling the heat

RENTON, Wash. – The Seattle Seahawks' passing game ranks 31st in the NFL, and one of the reasons is the fact that quarterback Russell Wilson is getting pressured at the highest rate in the league.

Wilson has been under pressure on 38.5 percent of his dropbacks, resulting in a sack or Wilson being put under duress.

You’re likely to see a lot of quarterback play under pressure for both teams Sunday because St Louis Rams quarterback Austin Davis is No. 2 on that list at 36.3 percent of his dropbacks being pressured.

Wilson was under pressure on a season-high 48.4 percent of his dropbacks last Sunday in a 30-23 loss to the Dallas Cowboys. It’s one of the reasons Wilson isn’t having success throwing the ball down field.

Wilson is completing only 39.3 percent of his passes thrown at least 15 yards downfield, which is 21st in the NFL and down from 51.5 percent last year (second in NFL).

But being under pressure is nothing new for Wilson. He was under duress or sacked at the third-highest percentage in the NFL last season, when the Seahawks went 13-3 and won the Super Bowl.