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Russell Wilson ties Peyton Manning for most touchdown passes through 4 games

NFL: Seattle Seahawks at Miami Dolphins Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports

In Week 3, Russell Wilson passed Patrick Mahomes for the most touchdown passes through the first three games of a regular season. Entering Week 4 with 14 touchdown throws, Wilson needed two in order to tie Peyton Manning for the most through the first four games.

In the dying seconds of the first half against the Dolphins, Wilson hit Travis Homer over the middle for a three-yard score, his 15th passing TD of the year. Then, in the fourth quarter, Wilson connected with David Moore in the right corner of the endzone for a 17-yard touchdown, tying Manning’s record of 16 touchdowns through four games.

Wilson would come just a yard from breaking Manning’s mark, as DK Metcalf took a Wilson pass 32 yards before getting forced out of bounds at the one yard line. Chris Carson would punch it in on the following play, stranding Wilson at 16 touchdowns.

The Seahawks’ quarterback would end the day 24-of-34 for 360 yards but just the two touchdown passes. Wilson, tied with Manning for the most touchdown passes through the first four games of a regular season in NFL history, is 4-0. It’s a safe bet it’s the latter, not the former, Wilson is most excited about.