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Russell Wilson named NFC Offensive Player of the Week

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NFL: Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Seattle Seahawks Steven Bisig-USA TODAY Sports

Following a stunning, declarative performance against the Buccaneers in Week 9, Russell Wilson was named the NFC’s Offensive Player of the Week for the second time this season. The first came in Week 2, after a shining victory over the Steelers. Wilson is joined by Cowboys safety Xavier Woods and 49ers punter Mitch Wishnowsky as the NFC’s players of the week.

In a 40-34 overtime victory against Tampa Bay, Wilson completed 29 of 43 passes for 378 yards and five touchdowns—and of course, no interceptions. It was the latest showing in a season full of flawless performances.

This is the third time Wilson has earned multiple Player of the Week honors in a single season, after doing so twice in 2014 and ‘17. Overall, it’s the ninth time Wilson’s earned the title, extending his lead over Shaun Alexander’s seven for the most in franchise history.