NFL teams have a 12-7 record when their quarterback tosses at least three touchdown passes in his first regular-season start. Seneca Wallace joined the group Sunday during the Seahawks’ 35-28 loss in Kansas City. The list at right, based on information provided by the Seahawks, shows that a three-TD debut does not necessary foreshadow a long and successful career.
Poise is one thing Wallace definitely seems to have. I’m not sure, off the top of my head, how many of those games at right were played on the road. Wallace deserves a lot of credit for putting up three TDs at Arrowhead Stadium without benefit of a strong ground game, and without the benefit of numerous possessions. Seattle’s offense was on the field for about 17 minutes. Most teams would settle for three TD passes every 17 minutes.