I know that we’re all bummed out with the season-ending injuries to Earl Thomas and Will Dissly, which put a real damper on the Seattle Seahawks’ 20-17 win over the Arizona Cardinals, but we did witness something historic on Sunday.
Russell Wilson came into State Farm Stadium in Glendale needing just one win to surpass Matt Hasselbeck for most quarterback wins in franchise history. In his 100th regular season start, at the same opponent who denied him a last-second victory in his first career start, Wilson engineered a seven-play, 31-yard drive to pave the way for Sebastian Janikowski’s game-clinching 52-yard field goal.
It was hardly a great performance from Wilson, who finished 19/26 for 172 yards and no third-down conversions, but he delivered in the clutch yet again, and now he has his 75th win.
Wilson still needs three more wins to surpass Matt Hasselbeck in regular season totals, and four more to get past Dave Krieg. His eight playoff wins (and Super Bowl triumph) are already the most in Seahawks history.
Oh yes, and since this was a game-winning drive, Wilson has 20 GWDs in regular season play, so now he holds that franchise record too!