In Sunday’s victory over the Detroit Lions, Russell Wilson put together a vintage performance. Wilson was highly efficient, safe with the football but still took (and completed) downfield shots. His final numbers reflected that: 14-of-17, 248 yards and three touchdowns.
Though we’ve seen that version of Wilson countless times before, he did accomplish something we were yet to see from him: A perfect passer rating of 158.3. Wilson not only had a perfect passer rating for the first time in his career, but the first time in Seattle Seahawks franchise history (on a minimum of 10 attempts).
Wilson became the 41st quarterback to accomplish this feat in the post-merger era on Sunday. Oddly, he also became the fifth quarterback from the 2012 draft class to do so, joining Robert Griffin III, Nick Foles, Ryan Tannehill and Kirk Cousins.
Another impressive note from Wilson’s performance on Sunday: He became just the fourth QB to ever throw for 3+ touchdowns on fewer than 25 attempts in three consecutive games.
Pass protection is a wonderful thing.