It was Russell Wilson’s 27th birthday. He took charge for the Seattle Seahawks against the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday. Wilson’s 5 touchdowns guided the Seahawks to pull off a 39-30 victory over the Steelers.
Wilson completed 21 of his 30 passes for 345 yards without interception. He was in charge of containing Ben Roethlisberger. In a crucial moment of the match when the Seahawks needed 10 yards for the most important first down, Wilson dropped back and fed wide receiver Doug Baldwin, who evaded a tackle and ran 80 yards to the end zone to put the game away.
Jimmy Graham left the field in the fourth quarter with a right knee injury. Marshawn Lynch was sidelined, so it was all left on Wilson, who delivered one of his career-best performance as a pro. Roethlisberger was also a star performer, completing 35 of 55 passes for 456 yards. Seattle trailed by four points at halftime.
But Wilson’s stellar show, leading his team to touchdowns on three straight drives, has taken the Seahawks to an advantageous position. They are now 6-5 and can eye a playoff berth. Running back Lynch will be out for few more weeks, and the Seahawks will have to depend on in-form Wilson.
In the past two games, Wilson completed 41 of 55 passes for 466 yards, a performance which can boost a team.
Erratum: This report carried the headline: “NFL News: Russell Wilson’s Touchdowns Lift Seahawks To Win Over Patriots” originally. We apologize for the error. It has been changed to “Steelers” now.