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Russell Wilson finishes 2017 as touchdown leader

Arizona Cardinals v Seattle Seahawks Photo by Otto Greule Jr /Getty Images

The Seattle Seahawks season did not go as expected, but at least sometimes breaking expectations is a good thing. Russell Wilson was not expected to throw 553 passes and lead team in rushing yards (by a lot) but those things happened to. As did Wilson finishing as the 2017 leader in passing touchdowns with 34, after he threw two more in Sunday’s 26-24 loss to the Arizona Cardinals.

Wilson matched his career-high from 2015 when he also threw 34 touchdowns, with most of those coming in the second half of the season. In this case, most of Wilson’s touchdowns came in the fourth quarter, setting an NFL record for a single season and finishing with 18 such scores on the year. (Previous record was 15.) He also became just the fourth QB ever to throw at least 34 touchdowns in twice in his first six seasons.

He’s got some pretty good company there too, even though he won’t be among the company in the postseason this year.