Stat Line Of The Night — 12/12/11 — Doug Baldwin
Nobody wanted to take a chance on Doug Baldwin at the 2011 NFL Draft, but after watching him put forth a tremendous performance against the St. Louis Rams last night there are probably 31 teams in the league who are regretting their decision.
Baldwin’s first appearance saw him take the opening kickoff 37 yards on a reverse play. Just a few minutes later he helped Seattle get on the board first by blocking a punt on the Rams’ opening drive of the game, which was eventually scooped up by Michael Robinson and returned 17-yards into the end zone for the 7-0 Seahawks lead. That would mark the end of Baldwin’s heroics on special teams, but he was just getting started on offense, catching seven passes on the night for 93 yards and a touchdown.
Baldwin was certainly doing it all, and in addition to being a key factor during the Seahawks’ 30-13 victory, he also earns “The Stat Line of the Night” for Monday, December 12, 2011.