SEATTLE — Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson has already picked up an award just one week into the NFL season.
Following his spectacular performance in a 38-25 road win over the Atlanta Falcons, Wilson was named NFC Offensive Player of the Week.
Wilson completed 31 of 35 passes for 322 yards and four touchdowns. He also led the Seahawks in rushing with 29 yards on three carries.
His 88.6 completion percentage was a franchise record, besting Dave Krieg’s 86.36 completion percentage in 1988 (minimum 20 attempts). Wilson’s completion percentage was also the third-highest in NFL history (minimum 35 attempts).
Wilson has now won NFC Player of the Week ten times in his career.
The Seahawks win over the Falcons was just their second season-opening win on the road under head coach Pete Carroll. Their only other win on the road to start a season under Carroll came in 2013 when they went on to win Super Bowl XLVIII.
The Seahawks will return home to CenturyLink Field, albeit with no fans in the stands, to take on Cam Newton and the new-look New England Patriots on Sunday night football.
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