Russell Wilson is unstoppable.
For the second time this season and ninth of his career, the Seattle Seahawks quarterback has been named NFC Offensive Player of the Week.
Wilson was honored for his DangeRuss play in the Seahawks’ 40-34 overtime win over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. He earned a 133.7 passer rating after throwing for 378 yards and five touchdowns without an interception...and of course, the game-winning TD.
The MVP candidate was also named Player of the Week in Week 2 following his outing in Pittsburgh, in which he threw for 300 yards, three touchdowns and no interceptions.
“With Russell back there, it doesn’t matter, you have a chance,” Seahawks coach Pete Carroll said following Sunday's game. “You have a chance no matter what’s going on. He played phenomenal football today. The calls that he had to make, the adjustments that he made, the throws, just the variety of things that we threw today that was available to us and that we went after, it was an array of passes and concepts and principles, and it was really, really exciting to see our guys pull all that together.”
This is the ninth time in Wilson’s career that he has received Player of the Week honors for his outstanding play. He is the only player since the 1970 merger to have 22 or more touchdown passes and 1 or fewer interception through nine games.
For several weeks now, Wilson's MVP candidacy has been on display and Sunday’s performance was another demonstration of why he is one of the favorites in the MVP race this season.
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