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Russell Wilson bests Patrick Mahomes with record 14th TD in first three games

Russell Wilson bests Patrick Mahomes with record 14th TD in first three games

Seattle prevailed when defensive back Ryan Neal — elevated from the practice squad Saturday — picked off Dak Prescott in the end zone with six seconds left.

Wilson now has 14 touchdown passes this season, breaking the record Patrick Mahomes set in 2018 for the most in NFL history through a team’s first three games. He also became the fifth player in league history to throw at least four touchdown passes in three straight games, joining Peyton Manning, Dan Marino, Mahomes and Drew Brees.

“He’s just on it,” coach Pete Carroll said. “You’re watching a great football player do what he does best. I’m just really excited about what happens next time we go out.”china nike nfl jerseys cheap

With how poor the Seahawks’ pass defense has been this season — and with All-Pro safety Jamal Adams joining a growing list of injured starters on that side of the ball — the team might need Wilson to keep up that scorching pace.

Seattle allowed Dallas to storm back from a 30-15 deficit early in the third quarter and take a 31-30 lead with just over four minutes left. Wilson then capped an eight-play, 75-yard drive by hitting DK Metcalf for his fifth touchdown of the game.

That extended Wilson’s NFL lead in game-winning drives in the fourth quarter or overtime, giving him 33 (including playoffs) since he entered the league in 2012.4

Entering Sunday, Wilson’s 82.5% completion rate was the highest through two games of a season in NFL history for a quarterback who has attempted at least 40 passes, according to Elias Sports Bureau data. He finished 27-of-40 for 315 yards and no interceptions against Dallas.

Wilson threw three first-half touchdown passes to Tyler Lockett, one to Jacob Hollister in the third quarter and one to Metcalf, who would have had two had it not been for a gaffe early in the game. He beat Trevon Diggs for what was about to be a 63-yard touchdown but slowed up before crossing the goal line and casually held the ball untucked in his right hand, exposing it long enough for Diggs to poke it out for a touchback.

Carroll called it a “terrible play” by Metcalf and said he wasn’t surprised that the second-year receiver bounced back with the eventual game winner.nfl cheap jerseys nike

“There’s no excuse for it,” Wilson said. “He knows that. He wants to be the best in the world. And the good thing about him is he’ll never do it again and he’ll be ready the next opportunity that comes to him. He’s like a little brother to me. We’re so close. I told him, I said, ‘Listen, there’s another opportunity. When it comes your way, you’re going to make the play.’ Just speaking life into it; just knowing that something great’s going to happen.