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Here's how Russell Wilson has fared vs. Patriots in 3 career games

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Russell Wilson, with all due respect to Patrick Mahomes, might be the best quarterback in the NFL.

New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick told reporters Thursday, when asked about Wilson, "I don't really see anybody better than this player."

It was quite a compliment from Belichick, who clearly has a ton of respect for Wilson and the Seahawks. There's a good reason for that, too, as Wilson has played really well against the Patriots in his career.

Of course, the one moment everyone remembers is his game-ending interception in Super Bowl XLIX that prevented Seattle from winning back-to-back titles.

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He's had plenty of good moments versus the Patriots as well, and he's won two of the three games he's played against New England. In total, Wilson has completed 53 of 85 pass attempts for 888 yards with eight touchdowns and one interception.

Wilson and the Seahawks will host the Patriots on Sunday night in the marquee matchup of Week 2.

Here's a recap of his three previous games versus New England (highlights included!).

Week 6, 2012 at Seattle: Seahawks win 24-23

The Patriots went into Seattle in 2012 against the "Legion of Boom" defense and lost the game late as the Seahawks scored the final 14 points. Tom Brady threw for 395 yards with two touchdowns, but he also was intercepted twice in the third quarter.

Wilson outplayed Brady, totaling 293 passing yards with three touchdowns and zero interceptions. His 46-yard touchdown pass to Sidney Rice with 1:18 remaining in the fourth quarter proved to be the difference.

 

This was the first signature win for Wilson as a rookie.

Super Bowl XLIX, 2014 season: Patriots win 28-24

Wilson certainly didn't outplay Brady in this Super Bowl. The Seahawks QB completed just 12 of 21 pass attempts for 247 yards with two touchdowns and an interception, in addition to 39 rushing yards. 

The interception is one of the most iconic plays in football history.

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Patriots cornerback Malcolm Butler undercut a slant route at the goal line to haul in the pass and secure a historic fourth Super Bowl title for New England. It's also one of the worst play calls in league history. Seahawks fans will always wonder why their team didn't give star running back Marshawn Lynch, who had 102 yards and a touchdown on 24 carries to that point, a chance to score from the 1-yard line.

Week 10, 2016 at New England: Seahawks win 31-24

This game was almost the opposite of Super Bowl XLIX. This time it was Wilson who led a late go-ahead touchdown drive in the fourth quarter. Brady marched the Patriots down the field with under a minute to play but the Seahawks defense made a goal line stop on fourth down to clinch the victory.

Brady had an average game, throwing for 316 yards with zero touchdowns and one interception. Wilson was fantastic. He threw for 348 yards with three touchdowns and no interceptions.

(Click here for highlights of this 2016 matchup)