Russell Wilson named NFC Offensive Player of the Week
The Seahawks quarterback's name has continually been in the conversation with Robert Griffin III and Andrew Luck over the past few days, and on Wednesday morning, Wilson was named the NFC Offensive Player of the Week for his performance in Chicago.
Wilson's final numbers in the game, 23 for 37, 293 yards, two touchdowns and 71 rushing yards, are pretty darn good on their own, but it was his late-game heroics that really made the rookie stand out. With the Seahawks trailing by four points in the final minutes of regulation, Wilson led a 97-yard drive that appeared to be the game-winner. And when the defense couldn't protect that three-point lead, Wilson led an 80-yard drive in overtime to wrap up the victory.
Wilson is the first Seahawk to earn offensive player of the week honors since Shaun Alexander during his 2005 MVP season.
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