With the running game of no use and the defense allowing 38 points to the Houston Texans, it was up to Russell Wilson to be the hero for the Seattle Seahawks. Wilson threw a soul-crushing interception to Marcus Williams with a chance to take the lead on the plus side of the two-minute warning, and it looked as if the opportunity to come up with the game-winning points had been squandered.
One defensive stop provided Wilson an “extra life” of sorts. The objective was to move 80 yards in 1:39, with no timeouts remaining. A failure to score would mean game over.
It took Wilson three plays. That’s it. His strike to a wide open Jimmy Graham was his fourth touchdown on the day, and Seattle won 41-38 under incredible circumstances.
Wilson’s numbers were historically great. He finished 26/41 for a career-high 452 yards, the aforementioned 4 touchdowns, and 1 interception. Russ was also the team’s leading rusher, with 21 of his 30 yards coming on the play immediately preceding his INT.
Prior to Sunday, no QB in NFL history had thrown for 450+ and rushed for 25+ in a single game.
Russell Wilson: 1st QB to throw for 450+ yards and rush for 25+ yards in same game.— Scott Kacsmar (@FO_ScottKacsmar) October 30, 2017
452 passing, 30 rushing.
Wilson also set a new single-game Seahawks passing yardage record, surpassing Matt Hasselbeck’s 449 yards thrown in a 31-28 overtime win against the San Diego Chargers in 2002. Russell is also now at 20,201 career passing yards (regular season only), surpassing Jim Zorn for third all-time in Seahawks history, and only Matt Hasselbeck (29,434) and Dave Krieg (26,132) are in his sights.
Seahawks fans witnessed something truly special on October 29th, 2017. This is a game that should never be forgotten.