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Wednesday Round-Up: Russell Wilson earns NFC Offensive Player of Week 13

Posted Dec 4, 2013

A morning link round-up of what's "out there" about your Seattle Seahawks

Good morning, 12th Man.

Here's a look at what's "out there" for today - Wednesday, December 4 - about your Seattle Seahawks:

After going 22-of-30 passing for 310 yards and three touchdowns on Monday night, quarterback Russell Wilson has been named NFC Offensive Player of the Week for Week 13. Wilson, who also added 47 yards with his legs, joins Hall of Fame quarterback Warren Moon as the only two signal callers to win the award twice in their first two seasons with Seattle.

Jarrett Bell of USA Today has a look at quarterback Russell Wilson's growth and maturity from year one to year two in the NFL.

Dan Graziano of ESPN.com bumps quarterback Russell Wilson from No. 3 to No. 2 behind Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning in his latest MVP Watch. On Wilson, Graziano writes, "There's just nothing not to like. He can run. He can throw. He can freeze a safety with his eyes and hit the guy who comes open in stride. If one of his throws bounces off a receiver's face mask, it lands in the arms of a fullback who can just fall into the end zone with it. He always signals before changing lanes, and he never takes the last buffalo wing. He's probably a great cook, and the kind of guy to whom you'd go for parenting advice even though you're not even sure whether he has kids. Wilson just turned 25 and the world appears to be all his. There were 74 players taken ahead of him in the 2012 draft, and right now he's got a better chance than any of them to be standing there, teeth chattering, around 10 p.m. ET on Feb. 2 as Roger Goodell hands him a snow-covered Super Bowl MVP trophy in the middle of a frozen New Jersey swamp."

NFL.com senior analyst Gil Brandt lists quarterback Russell Wilson as his No. 1 candidate for League MVP. On Wilson, Brandt writes, "Wilson is still somewhat underrated, thanks in part to his height (5-foot-11) and the fact that he plays in the Pacific Northwest; though, his dominant performance in Monday night's 34-7 win over the New Orleans Saints helped correct that a bit. The bottom line is, one day I think we'll talk about him in the same way we currently talk about guys like Manning, Tom Brady and Drew Brees. He's got that kind of ability.

Art Thiel of SportsPressNW.com says quarterback Russell Wilson is winning over fans in the race for NFL MVP.

Steve Rudman of SportsPressNW.com has a look back at the Seahawks' 14-game home winning streak, noting they are the first team to produce eight wins by 20 or more points during a home victory streak of at least 14 games since the Miami Dolphins from 1972-73.

Terry Blount of ESPN.com notes the Seahawks can clinch the NFC West with a win on the road this weekend over the division rival San Francisco 49ers. Blount also takes note of Wilson's improving MVP chances.

Danny O'Neil of 710Sports.com shares three things we learned and three things we're still trying to figure out following Monday's win over the Saints.

Josh Kerns of MyNorthwest.com says Seahawks fans have hired a plane to tow a giant banner reading "GO-HAWKS-12" over Candlestick Park 30 minutes prior to the Seahawks' against the San Francisco 49ers this Sunday.

Todd Dybas of the Tacoma News Tribune highlights the Seahawks' ability to play through last week's potential distractions.

John Boyle of the Everett Herald says it looks like the road to the Super Bowl will go through Seattle.

Jayson Jenks of the Seattle Times credits the Seahawks' healthy offensive line as one of the main reasons for the team's recent success.

Bob Condotta of the Seattle Times passes along several notes and statistics from ProFootballFocus.com on Monday's game against the Saints. Condotta also shares some eye-popping television ratings generated by the Seahawks-Saints game.

Chris Cluff of examiner.com has an extensive breakdown of Monday's game against the Saints, indicating big performances from several Seahawks.

Here at Seahawks.com, our team photographers have snaps of the 12th Man and of the Sea Gals from Monday night's win over the Saints.

I recap and provide audio from head coach Pete Carroll's Tuesday conversation with 710 AM Seattle's "Brock and Danny."

And Digital Media Reporter Clare Farnsworth hands out his third-quarter-season honors, naming quarterback Russell Wilson club MVP. Farnsworth also has his first look at the Seahawks Week 14 opponent - the NFC West rival San Francisco 49ers - and covers the Seahawks' defense statistical rise to the top.

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