The distances the Seattle Seahawks offense needed to cover late in regulation and then again in overtime left plenty of opportunity, as Pete Carroll put it, to ''really screw it up.''
Not with Russell Wilson at the controls. Not with the way this rookie is playing.
''There's really nothing to hold us back with what we can do and ask the quarterback to do with the system and all of that now. He can really handle the package,'' Carroll said. ''We're trying to benefit from that.''
With two drives on Sunday - one at the end of regulation and the other in overtime - Wilson kept Seattle firmly in control of the final playoff spot in the NFC with a 23-17 overtime win over Chicago. He led the Seahawks to touchdowns the final two times they touched the ball.
And they weren't short drives. Seattle went 97 yards on its final possession of regulation to take the lead, then another 80 yards in overtime to pull out the victory. Wilso...