Russell Wilson is off to the best start not just of his career, but by some measures, the best start by a quarterback in NFL history.
With five more touchdowns in Seattle's Week 3 win over Dallas, the Seahawks quarterback upped his NFL-leading total to 14, the most in league history through three games. Wilson also became the first player to throw four or more touchdown passes in the first three games of a season, and just the fifth player to throw five or more touchdowns in consecutive games.
And for yet another dominant performance, this time in a 38-31 win over the Cowboys, Wilson was named NFC Offensive Player of the Week for the second time in three weeks, having previously earned that honor for his play in Seattle's Week 1 win over Atlanta. Wilson led the Seahawks back from a 1-point deficit late in the game with a 75-yard touchdown drive, his 33rd game-winning drive, postseason included, in the fourth quarter or overtime, the most in the NFL since 2012.
"We went ripping down the field (75) yards or whatever it was, with 4-something left, it was just perfectly executed," Seahawks coach Pete Carroll said. "We almost scored too fast. Great play by Greg (Olsen) there on fourth down. We're so accustomed to it, we are just absolutely anticipating that we are going to go score. There was a moment in there where (Russ and I) said, 'Field goal wins it', and then we looked at each other and said, 'We're going for a touchdown.' It was really cool to see him competing again like he does. He was so chill. He was so perfectly poised and composed to pull that together. You couldn't ask for a guy that can be better mentally in those situations than Russell Wilson… Russell's brain just will not accept anything but coming through and finishing a win, and finding a way to do that."
This is Wilson's franchise-best 11th Player of the Week award, and with punter Michael Dickson taking home special teams honors in Week 2, the Seahawks have had a Player of the Week award winner each week this season.
Go behind the scenes with team photographer Rod Mar as he shares moments from the Seattle Seahawks' 38-31 win over the Dallas Cowboys at CenturyLink Field. Eye on the Hawks is presented by Western Washington Toyota Dealers.