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Seahawks QB Russell Wilson Named Week 1 NFC Offensive Player of the Week

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Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson earned the NFC Player of the Week honor after a near flawless Week 1 against Atlanta.

Wilson finished 31-of-35 passing with 322 yards, four touchdowns and no picks. He also led the team in rushing with 29 yards on three carries.

As Brady Henderson of ESPN notes, two of Wilson’s incompletions were drops. The eight-year vet’s completion percentage (88.6%) at Atlanta was the third-highest in league history for a single game for a player with at least 35 pass attempts.

Week 1 marked the 11th time in Wilson’s career with four or more TD passes. Somehow, Week 1 was also just the 16th time he has thrown for 300+ yards in a game.

Wilson has been the NFC Offensive Player of the Week 10 times in his career, including twice last year.

Up next, the Seahawks host Cam Newton and the New England Patriots on Sunday Night Football. We’ll have coverage of the game through Westwood One starting at 4:30 p.m.

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