Russell Wilson and the Seahawks moved to first place in the NFC West after beating Arizona. The win was Wilson’s 93rd in his first nine seasons, the most all-time.
— Russell Hartness (@RussellHartness) November 20, 2020
That wasn’t the only historic mark Wilson reached in this crucial victory, however. This game was crucial for NFC West positioning, and the Seahawks just gained a massive leg-up.
Russell Wilson Continues Historic Start
Apart from winning the game, Wilson set some other records, continuing to etch himself into the NFL history books. For one, he now moves to 30 touchdowns on the season, putting him in elite company.
Putting forth a pair of touchdown tosses to aid in a 28-21 win for his @Seahawks vs the Cardinals tonight, Russell Wilson has reached the 30 TD pass mark just 10 games into the 2020 campaign. With it, he’s moved into 4th on this list of remarkable QB season streaks in NFL history pic.twitter.com/CKGFot7l0f
— StatsCentre (@StatsCentre) November 20, 2020
Additionally, Wilson also delivered under pressure once more, as he set another NFL record.
DK Metcalf now has 5 receiving touchdowns of 25 or more yards this season, the most in the NFL.
Russell Wilson now has 14 passing touchdowns under duress this season, the most such touchdowns in a single season since ESPN began tracking in 2009. pic.twitter.com/BDScdpeVbS
— ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) November 20, 2020
Russell Wilson and DK Metcalf have established a formidable connection this season, and this stat only serves as proof to that. It also shows just how versatile Wilson is as even under pressure, he won’t fail to produce.
For the game, Wilson threw for an efficient 197 yards on 23/28 passing with two touchdowns. He also showed off his wheels as he ran 10 times for 42 yards. Further, Wilson was also dropping dimes all day, like these:
“That’s why he’s so…Danger RUSS.” 😂
— NFL Network (@nflnetwork) November 20, 2020
Seahawks Defense Steps Up and What’s Next?
Moving away from Wilson’s brilliance, this game was an absolute thriller. The game came down to the wire as the Seahawks had to do the one thing they hadn’t done for the most of this season: get a defensive stop.
With the Cardinals offense advancing quickly down the field, it appeared as if the game was bound for overtime. However, Seattle was able to force a 4th & 10 situation to give them some life. And then, this happened:
— NFL (@NFL) November 20, 2020
The Seahawks defense has been awful for the majority of this season, but when it mattered the most they came through. With the win, the Seahawks can remain competitive for the coveted number 1 seed, as they now sit half a game back of the Packers and Saints (both are 7-2) sitting at 7-3.
For the Cardinals, the loss was a major one. They can of course still make the playoffs, but in such a tight conference, this makes their path to the postseason much harder.
Next week, the Seahawks take on the Eagles, while the Cardinals will look to regain momentum against the Patriots.