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Russell Wilson sets mark for most wins through 7 seasons

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NFL: Minnesota Vikings at Seattle Seahawks Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

The z key on my keyboard is actually broken. I can obviously type it obviously, but it also keeps sticking uncontrollably and sometimes I can’t shut it off. It’s really annoying. However, let me use it now to cut you off: “QB Winz.” There, I did it, now you don’t have to.

The Seattle Seahawks beat the Minnesota Vikings on Monday night, improving to 8-5. The win pushed Russell Wilson’s career mark as a starter to 73-35-1, the most victories that any quarterback has ever enjoyed with his team over the first seven seasons of his career. It’s the sixth year in a row that Wilson has set this particular record for the given season of his career, passing Joe Flacco of the Baltimore Ravens again.

Flacco won only three games in his eighth season, so Wilson could actually win out in 2018 and even get to 76 wins by the end of the year. The record for the first eight seasons: 86, by Tom Brady. So if he wins out this season, he’ll need 10 wins to tie Brady or 11 to pass him next season.

Wilson hits the mark tonight despite 72 passing yards, the lowest total of his career, and an ugly interception at the end of the first half. He did have an incredible 40-yard run in the fourth quarter to help seal the win, however. Seattle is now 8-5-1 and a virtual lock to make the postseason for the sixth time in his seven-year career.