Russell Wilson makes history

AP

If Browns coach Mike Pettine hadn’t already revised his quarterback rankings, it would be a good idea to do it today.

According to the NFL, Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson made league history on Sunday, by throwing three touchdown passes and no interceptions for the fifth straight game. Wilson is the first player in league history to do that.

In all, he has 19 touchdown passes in the last five games for the 9-5 Seahawks, who clinched a playoff berth on Sunday after the team’s fifth win in a row.

Wilson’s performance has made him a late-season MVP candidate, a mountain that will be hard to climb given the performance of the Panthers and quarterback Cam Newton. Wilson undoubtedly would prefer another MVP award, anyway — the one they give out at the end of the Super Bowl.

50 responses to “Russell Wilson makes history

  1. I hope the Seahawks can beat Captain Kirk and come to Charlotte so the Panthers can prove Florio wrong again!

  2. As much as Russell deserves credit for playing lights out, the OL has been monumentally better since replacing Nowak at center……

  3. It’s no longer a fluke. Just admit it, haters. The guy that owns the ALL-TIME efficiency record in CFB has now done something that that Marino, Elway, Favre, Rodgers, Brady, Unitas, Manning(s), Fouts, Namath, Bradshaw, Roethlisberger, Montana, Young, Warner, Bartkowski, Jaworski, Majkowski, Brees, Moon, Kelly, Tarkenton, McMahon, Luck, Bledsoe, Simms, Stabler, Flacco or any other QB that I’ve failed to mention here has done. EVER.
    Dude is special and not in a Timmay way. Just admit it, will ya?

  4. “Wilson undoubtedly would prefer another MVP award, anyway — the one they give out at the end of the Super Bowl.”

    Umm…how do you figure Wilson would “prefer another MVP award” after the Super Bowl? Wilson has never been MVP of a Super Bowl. Maybe you mean that Wilson would prefer another Super Bowl ring? Yeah, that must be it.

  5. donnymacjack says:
    Dec 20, 2015 10:19 PM
    “Wilson undoubtedly would prefer another MVP award, anyway — the one they give out at the end of the Super Bowl.”

    Umm…how do you figure Wilson would “prefer another MVP award” after the Super Bowl? Wilson has never been MVP of a Super Bowl. Maybe you mean that Wilson would prefer another Super Bowl ring? Yeah, that must be it.
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    No, he meant another. As in a different one.

    You contrarian types on social media are the dregs of society, I swear.

  6. All the low info fans think Wilson is a product of the system, aided only by a great defense and Marshawn Lynch. ACC and Big 10 fans knew about Wilson before he hit the NFL.

    He’s been the same guy since he entered camp – day one. He can ball and is a legendary hard worker and high IQ guy, who had the highest efficiency rating in CFB history.

    Just admit it, he’s good and you are lacking in football knowledge.

  7. In his 4th year he is in complete command of the offense and already been in 2 Super Bowls and won one. He is moving down the field at will and he is money on 3rd downs.

    What he did in the last 5 weeks no QB in history has done. Not even those players Pettine tried to rank him against. Russell Wilson has had doubters at every level and keeps proving people wrong.

    The past 3 games T-Jack has had to come in and clean up because these games are so out of hand. Seahawks getting hot for another deep run.

  8. Game manager, too short, only wins because of defense.

    The Browns drafted Weeden instead of Wilson. I’ll bet that stings.

    Heck the Colts and Redskins could have instead of Luck and RG3.

  9. Sure helps when you are beating up on the little sisters of the poor for the last 5 games. Vikings included
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    Do you think he’s the first qb to play 5 cupcakes in a row in nfl history? Not th hat the vies and steelers are cupcakes.

  10. Russell Wilson’s played cupcakes but tom Brady is the “GOAT” when he’s played in the afc east against the bills, jets, and Dolphins who have mostly been losers his entire career there and his only real afc rival is Peyton Manning who flops in the playoffs.

  11. The real question is: Is it because he’s The Almighty’s “Chosen One”, or because of that miracle juice he’s been schlepping?

  12. So looking ahead. Looks like the Hawks will go to DC in round one. If they can win there it looks to be on to Carolina and if they get the upset on to Arizona and then Pittsburgh or New England.

  13. Well-Well-Well! The Russell Wilson naysayers missed the obvious. Russell is ELITE! Seahawks the year before he arrived (7wins-9losses). Barely made playoffs. Seattle since the Mighty Russell arrived (off the charts Great and Championship contender to be reckoned with). You feelin me Steven A and Skip? How does that crow taste that you 2 buzzards are eating? Russell Wilson has proven conclusively that he was the top QB in that talented draft. Just like Joe Montana was in his. IMO there are only 5 truly elite QBs in the NFL tight now. Tom Brady, Cam Newton, Aaron Rodgers, Russell Wilson and Ben Roethlisberger. You can rank them anyway you want too. But I’d flip a coin on Russell Wilson and Tom Brady right now as my number 1.

  14. For all those saying that the last 5 games have been against weaker opponents, how do you explain the fact that Wilson has the 2nd highest CAREER quarterback rating of all time??? Or the fact that he has the highest winning percentage in his first 60 games of any QB in NFL history?

  15. Even though this site has beaten Pettine to death on his Wilson comments, it should be remembered that what Pettine actually said was that he reserved his top echelon for QB’s (Brady, Bress, Roethlesberger, and Rogers) who have been doing what they do for a considerable length of time and have transcended the offensive weapons available to them.

    There are plenty of other reasonable folks who would agree with that way of looking at things. There are others who would disagree. But it’s not as if he called Wilson a bum or insulted him.

    Now, if Mike Florio wants to say that in his own opinion Wilson is the equal of Brady, Brees, Roethlesberger, and Rogers, and that Wilson has transcended the offensive talent available to him, he should come out and say it instead of continually sticking pins in Pettine.

    The problem of Pettine’s comments was not that he was being unreasonable in his opinion. It was simply that he fell into a typical media trap. He admitted as much later. He has more than enough to keep him occupied in Cleveland without evaluating other teams and players publicly.

  16. numba1Minnesportsfan says:
    Dec 20, 2015 11:33 PM
    Do you think he’s the first qb to play 5 cupcakes in a row in nfl history? Not th hat the vies and steelers are cupcakes.
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    Look who was missing in those games
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    I don’t think the Vikings are bad .they’re pretty good. I understand injuries affected the outcome of the game. Wilson’s hot streak is impressive no matter who they played. All goat qbs in history must’ve had a 5 game easy stretch before

  17. Considering it came from Petine that should tell you something, this guy is toast at the end of the year.

    The scary teams right now: Seattle, Carolina and Pittsburgh.

    Also ran’s down the stretch, Ariz, GB, Vikings, Washington, KC

    The team that has the least chance to beat any of these teams in the playoffs, GB. They got nuttin.

  18. Wilson is a decent QB on the field. But a total fraud and a fake off the field…..

    But that’s the thing, most bible thumpers are BUT he’s not (and you know it) and that’s why I respect him the most…

  19. Wilson is a very good QB, but he benefits big-time by having that defense. It’s a lot easier to play QB when you know if you mess up your defense can still bail you out.

  20. Sure helps when you are beating up on the little sisters of the poor for the last 5 games. Vikings included.

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    Russell has only been in the league 4 years and accomplished this.

    He is the only one in NFL history to do it. I can tell the significance is not sinking in. Many great passers played long long careers in a pass first offense and didn’t do it.

    Think about that. Russell finally gets a chance to pass a bit more with rb injuries and boom he does this.

    Haters are trying hard and failing miserably at this point.

  21. Wilson is a legit MVP candidate. He has carried this team despite major injuries. This is the type team you don’t want to play in Postseason.

    Meanwhile the Browns are an absolute mess. Have been since ’99. They will more likely hit reset button once again. I don’t see either Pettine Farmer or Manziel back 2016. How much more could those fans be able to take.

  22. Newton’s playing incredibly well, but the Panthers have only played two teams all year with a winning record!!! Meanwhile Seattle has played Pittsburgh, @ Cincy, @ GB, etc and RW isn’t just playing incredibly well, he’s making history. RW is the MVP.

  23. I see a lot of the NFL “experts” on the verge of their heads exploding. Two QB’s that they would’ve considered “running QB’s” are dominating the league. Kudos to Russ doing his thing in Seattle, I hope we get to see them here in Charlotte, Panthers are definitely not scared.

    Keep Pounding.

  24. Most wins by a QB in year 4, Best 5 game stretch by ANY QB ever to play the game EVER. So I guess the Seahawks overpaid him and I guess hes not a pocket passer, and he just knows how to run……

    Seahawks are going to sweep the playoffs from the road.

  25. packers kicked your ass ones this year and will do it again . sea chickens are way over rated !!! NO ONE WANT TO PLAY THE GREEN BAY PACKERS IN THE PLAY OFF THIS YEAR !!!!!

  26. nyneal says:
    Dec 21, 2015 1:54 AM
    Wilson is a very good QB, but he benefits big-time by having that defense. It’s a lot easier to play QB when you know if you mess up your defense can still bail you out.
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    The defense blew leads in all five losses.

    And they hadn’t played great this year in full, and most of the guys on that defense are why I have liked Seattle the past few years as a Giants fan, so this is no “hater” talk. I watch every game and they give up way more big plays this year than they had the previous three seasons combined.

  27. Mr. Wright 212 says “The defense blew leads in all five losses.

    And they hadn’t played great this year in full, and most of the guys on that defense are why I have liked Seattle the past few years as a Giants fan, so this is no “hater” talk. I watch every game and they give up way more big plays this year than they had the previous three seasons combined.”

    FYI, Seattle is still near the top of all team in big play differential. I think they’re 2nd right now overall as measured by “Toxic Differential”. Google it. Remember that with Chancellor’s holdout, missing the first 2 games along with rebuilding the O-line, Russell was under constant attack in the first 9 gamed. He was sacked 31 times. Now that Lewis has replaced Nowak, and the defense has stabilized with the return of Lane, I don’t think they need to lean on the D as much as the past.

    As you know, it’s a balance between O and D and if the O picks up a little more responsibility, the D can regress a little. There is a very fine line for even the best teams. If the O has too may 3-and-outs, the D will be tired by the 4th quarter and any team can have its way with them. That’s why I think this team is morphing into better balanced one with more passing attempts to go along with their strong running attack. More O and less D time.

    It goes without saying, if the O can continue grinding out long drives and converting on 3rd down as they have recently, Kam and the boys will just have to get used to sitting on the sidelines drinking more Gatorade.

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