Russell Wilson is the NFC offensive player of the week

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Last Sunday’s game between the Texans and Seahawks was as exciting a contest as we’ve seen all season and it featured a thrilling duel between quarterbacks.

Deshaun Watson struck first with a touchdown pass in the first quarter and he’d throw three more before the night was out, but Russell Wilson struck last. Trailing 38-34 with 1:39 seconds left to play, Wilson picked up 48 yards on his first throw and, following a false start, added 19 more on his second to move the Seahawks into the red zone. His next pass found an open Jimmy Graham for an 18-yard touchdown and a 41-38 win.

The throw to Graham was Wilson’s fourth touchdown of the day and it accounted for the last of the 452 passing yards that Wilson put up on Sunday. Wilson also ran for 30 yards on a day when the Seahawks were officially credited with 479 yards of offense.

Wilson was the engine for the entire offense, in other words, and his outing was deemed worthy of selection as the NFC offensive player of the week.

28 responses to “Russell Wilson is the NFC offensive player of the week

  1. With god on speed dial and a jug full of magic water I’m surprised he doesn’t win it every week.

  2. Don’t forget that Russell Wilson is also the shortest QB in the NFL and all 32 teams repeatedly skipped on drafting him because while they all liked him, he was considered to be too short to make it. The reality is that he just gets better and better and the Draft is still a bit of a crapshoot when talent like Wilson is overlooked by so many of “the experts”.

  3. He deserved it. He anticipated they’d only have about a minute and a half and no timeouts and choreographed that game-winning drive with his team mates on the sidelines before they took the field. That’s how they were able to execute so quickly.

  4. The ENTIRE team is starting to fire on all cylinders now. The offense if FINALLY getting in a groove,just need to find our running game.

  5. He played OK. He also threw an interception, and was running for his life. The offense was one dimensional, and playing a defense that’s below average in total defense, and one of the very worst in scoring defense (29th).
    The fact that the beloved Seattle defense allowed almost 40 points at home to a rookie QB is quite troubling. Sure, Seattle fans can beat their chest that all is well, the reality is, they’re the second best team in that division.

  6. ipfreelyagain,

    I guess Russell would have had to thrown for 700 yards with 10 tds and 150 rushing yards to go from merely playing ok to good. Eyerolls.

    That Rookie QB and his offense has been averaging about 38 points per game and going into this game the Seahawks defense has been top 5. Maybe…just maybe there’s nothing wrong with the Hawks’ D and that rookie QB is just a special talent?

  7. “They were the #1 defense going into Sundays game….”

    >>Correction, they were the #17 defense, in yards allowed/game (total defense). The standard metric of defensive efficacy. With 32 teams, 16 would be average. They are therefore below average.

  8. Well deserved. I thought maybe D Watson for the AFC offensive player of the week, no disrespect to JuJu. But DW did set NFL game records, while breaking Kurt’s rookie TD record as well. It would have been legit, and very cool, to have both offensive players of the week from the same game. Probably doesn’t happen much, if ever.

  9. Correction, they were the #17 defense, in yards allowed/game (total defense). The standard metric of defensive efficacy.
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    I don’t care how many yards my defense gives up.

    I care how many times thier opponent gets into the endzone.

  10. Sure, Seattle fans can beat their chest that all is well, the reality is, they’re the second best team in that division.

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    I’m no scientist, but the Hawks beat who you are indicating is the best team in the division in their house and are in first place. So, you would be wrong it seems.

    Nice try. Go HAWKS

  11. He played OK. He also threw an interception, and was running for his life. The offense was one dimensional, and playing a defense that’s below average in total defense, and one of the very worst in scoring defense (29th).
    The fact that the beloved Seattle defense allowed almost 40 points at home to a rookie QB is quite troubling. Sure, Seattle fans can beat their chest that all is well, the reality is, they’re the second best team in that division.

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    Haha! You wouldn’t be here if you weren’t scared and intimidated.

    Newsflash… if the Seahawks beat the Rams in Seattle they will have swept them for the season. Seattle might be the best team in the NFC(don’t get mad Eagles fans I said might) …let alone their own division.

    I do like the Rams becoming good though, otherwise the entire division would be horrible other than the Seahawks. It must upset Rams Fans that they finally are looking real good but no, the Seahawks are still there to beat you at home and ruin the vibe.

  12. I find it real interesting that DeShaun Watson had a higher “qbr” than Russell Wilson even though it seems like every stat was in favor of Russell other than 30 rushing yards.

    I think qbr might be overrated. Even with two more interceptions he had a higher qbr because he rushed for 30 more yards?

    How does qbr work again? Maybe it should just go away forever

  13. >>Correction, they were the #17 defense, in yards allowed/game (total defense). The standard metric of defensive efficacy. With 32 teams, 16 would be average. They are therefore below average.

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    He meant “scoring defense” but of course you knew that already and took advantage of the fact he didn’t say it. Let’s be real here, scoring defense is all that matters. What’s on the scoreboard is what matters…nobody cares how many yards you got.

    Bend but don’t break is a thing. Thanks for playing.

  14. ipeefreelyagain says:
    November 1, 2017 at 10:30 am
    He played OK. He also threw an interception, and was running for his life. The offense was one dimensional, and playing a defense that’s below average in total defense, and one of the very worst in scoring defense (29th).
    The fact that the beloved Seattle defense allowed almost 40 points at home to a rookie QB is quite troubling. Sure, Seattle fans can beat their chest that all is well, the reality is, they’re the second best team in that division
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    LOL talk about delusional. How do you figure? Seattle beat LA, in LA. Lambs are due for their annual collapse.

  15. Seahawks can play any style game you want to play. Wilson is Drew Brees, Michael Vick, and Steve Young. With a little Check down Joe Flacco sprinkled in….he does what’s needed.

  16. jmethane says:
    November 1, 2017 at 11:52 am

    I find it real interesting that DeShaun Watson had a higher “qbr” than Russell Wilson even though it seems like every stat was in favor of Russell other than 30 rushing yards
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    It’s not interesting, it’s only confirmation that QBR is a garbage stat. There have even been several articles posted here at PFT making fun of it.

    Fewer and fewer people have been watching ESPN lately. Fewer people should be paying attention to QBR, too.

  17. aarons444 says:
    November 1, 2017 at 11:18 am

    I don’t care how many yards my defense gives up.

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    So, you don’t care if the defense gives the offense a long field? The offense is going to have a harder time putting up points if they have to start around their own 20 all the time.

    For what the Seahawks spend on their defense, the defense should be putting up better numbers than they are.

  18. Russell deserved the award! That was no easy game to win, especially with Clowney chasing him all day.

    Looking forward to seeing a Seahawks/Texans rematch in the SB!

  19. I wouldn’t go as far as to say the team would be winless without him. What I will say is without Wilson, the Seahawks would be the Denver Broncos. Look at Trevor Siemian. Borderline average to terrible.

    I never bought those who said he had little to do with a Super Bowl win. Championship teams in today’s NFL need complimentary football and you need a Good to Great Qb to win it all. If all you needed was great defense the top defensive team would win every year

  20. The fact that the beloved Seattle defense allowed almost 40 points at home to a rookie QB is quite troubling. Sure, Seattle fans can beat their chest that all is well, the reality is, they’re the second best team in that division

    Are you trying to imply that the team that gave up 39 points to the Claras is better? LOL

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