Wilson threw an NFL-record-tying 16 touchdown passes through the first four games of the season while establishing himself as the early-season front-runner for MVP. Over the first nine weeks, the Seahawks' offense led the league in scoring with 34 points per game while Wilson led the league with 28 touchdown passes. But over the final eight weeks of the regular season, Seattle's points-per-game average dropped to 22.6 (which was 16th) while Wilson threw 12 TD passes (tied for 13th).
His yards-per-attempt average went from 8.56 yards (fourth) to 6.4 (28th). He also averaged 6.4 yards per attempt Saturday.
Carroll regretted that the Seahawks didn't adjust better to the way opponents were defending their deep passing in the play-action game, traditionally a big part of Seattle's offensive success.