The Seattle Seahawks impressed again on Monday Night Football as Russell Wilson led them to victory over the Minnesota Vikings - and even Jadeveon Clowney admits being shocked by how good they are
Jadeveon Clowney admits even he has been shocked by the ability of Russell Wilson after the quarterback again impressed in Seattle's win over the Minnesota Vikings.
The Seahawks offence was prolific in a 37-30 win with Wilson furthering his MVP case.
After moving to 10-2, the Seahawks are being tipped as Super Bowl contenders - and defensive end Clowney admits even he is shocked by how well they are playing.
The former Houston Texans man arrived in a high-profile trade in September and says the strength of Wilson and his side caught him off guard.
"I knew Russ [Wilson] was good," he said following Monday's victory.
"I didn't know we were this good."
Speaking last week, Clowney admitted playing alongside Wilson and the Seahawks has been "wild" and "mind-blowing".
"It's been wild," he said. "This whole experience, this whole year has just been mind-blowing for me.
"From being traded up here to being with this team, it's a whole flip. It's for the good. It was for the good for me. It's been coming along good.
"I'm loving what the team had to offer, this whole staff's got to offer. I'm just trying to fit in, to get in where they want me. I'm just trying to help this team win games, whatever I can do."
Clowney and Wilson are two of the biggest names in the NFL - and their admiration for one another has been clear throughout the season.
After beating the Pittsburgh Steelers in September, Clowney told reporters: "That's half the reason I wanted to come [to Seattle], because of Russ.
"He makes it happen. I don't care what the score is -- it could be 100-0 -- he believes. As long as you got a guy like that, a guy who never quits.
"I'm gonna ride with him."
After the best game of his Seattle career so far as they beat the San Francisco 49ers last month, Wilson hailed the dominant Clowney.
"Clowney was playing lights out -- that's why we got him," the MVP candidate Wilson said.
"The plays he was making were incredible. He has been a force throughout his whole career and to have him on our football team is great.
"He was talking it up on the sidelines and focused. We were all together and he was one of the main leaders in that."