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Thursday Round-Up: Russell Wilson Climbs NFL.com's Offensive Player Rankings

Good morning, 12s.

Here's a look at what's 'out there' for today - Thursday, December 27 - about your Seattle Seahawks:

NFL.com Ranks Wilson Among League's Top 3 Offensive Players

In the Seahawks' 38-31 playoff-clinching win over the Kansas City Chiefs this past Sunday at CenturyLink Field, Russell Wilson out-dueled this season's MVP-favorite Patrick Mahomes, as the Seattle quarterback completed 18-of-29 passes for 271 yards and three touchdowns, good for a 127.2 quarterback rating. Wilson also ran eight times for 57 yards.

The performance caught the attention of former No. 1 overall draft pick and NFL Network analyst David Carr, who each week takes a look at the play of all offensive players in the league and ranks his top 15, a pecking order he bases solely on this season. While Mahomes continues to top Carr's latest list heading into Week 17, Wilson moved up two spots from a week ago and now sits at No. 3 behind Mahomes and New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees (No. 2).

Here's what Carr had to say about Wilson's rise:

"Wilson and the Seahawks had a statement win over the Chiefs last week, which also secured them a playoff berth. He has tied his career-high with 34 passing touchdowns this season and is on pace for a career-high passer rating (112.7)."

Social Post Of The Day

Today's 'Social Post of the Day' comes from us - @Seahawks, as we remember Sigi Schmid, the former Seattle Sounders FC coach who passed away this week. Schmid was 65.

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