Russell Wilson: Week 6 my turning point as Seahawks QB

But over the final 11 regular-season games, Wilson’s numbers jumped to 209.3 yards per game with 19 touchdowns and just four interceptions. He was the NFL’s highest-rated quarterback (120.3) in the second half of the season, on his way to tying Peyton Manning ‘s rookie record with 26 touchdown passes. So what happened in Week 6 to light a fire under Wilson? He orchestrated a furious comeback victory over the New England Patriots after falling behind 23-10 with nine minutes and 21 seconds left in the fourth quarter. The victory lead coach Pete Carroll to put more responsibility in Wilson’s hands the rest of the season. “I definitely feel like the Patriots game’s when we really started to click ,” Wilson said on KIRO-AM’s “John Clayton Show.” Wilson also expounded on the season’s turning point in a recent interview with the Charlotte Observer. “That was a crazy, crazy game,” Wilson explained. “To come back and win like we did, against a quarterback like Tom Brady — who I have so much respect for — it really started clicking after that.

Seahawks QB Russell Wilson nominated for ESPY Award

But over the final 11 regular-season games, Wilson’s numbers jumped to 209.3 yards per game with 19 touchdowns and just four interceptions. He was the NFL’s highest-rated quarterback (120.3) in the second half of the season, on his way to tying Peyton Manning ‘s rookie record with 26 touchdown passes. So what happened in Week 6 to light a fire under Wilson? He orchestrated a furious comeback victory over the New England Patriots after falling behind 23-10 with nine minutes and 21 seconds left in the fourth quarter. The victory lead coach Pete Carroll to put more responsibility in Wilson’s hands the rest of the season. “I definitely feel like the Patriots game’s when we really started to click ,” Wilson said on KIRO-AM’s “John Clayton Show.” Wilson also expounded on the season’s turning point in a recent interview with the Charlotte Observer. “That was a crazy, crazy game,” Wilson explained. “To come back and win like we did, against a quarterback like Tom Brady — who I have so much respect for — it really started clicking after that.

Pacific time on July 17. Fans can vote on ESPN.com for nominees in 35 award categories. Wilson is one of five youngsters nominated in the best breakthrough athlete category. He is up against San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick, Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel, L.A. Dodgers outfielder Yasiel Puig and L.A. Angels outfielder Mike Trout. Also of note for sports fans here in the Pacific Northwest: U.S. soccer star Alex Morgan, who trained with the Seattle Sounders Women (along with Hope Solo and other national teammates) before the 2012 London Games, is nominated in the best moment category for her winning goal against Canada in the Olympics semifinals. Morgan is now playing for Portland Thorns FC of the National Womens Soccer League.

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5, Christine Michael ESPNs Matt Williamson writes: The selection of Michael seemed like an odd one, but Marshawn Lynch, with his extremely violent running style, probably isnt going to last long in this league. Michael is a first-round caliber talent, but has a lot of questions off the field. Expect Pete Carroll and company to harness Michaels great talent by bringing him along slowly. By 2016, he will be a total stud and a true every-down running back. Ignoring their extenuating circumstances, Lattimore and Michael are the most talented all-around running backs from this latest draft class. Top 10 wide receivers in 2016 – No. 6, Percy Harvin ESPNs Field Yates writes: There have been some injury and attitude concerns for Harvin during his first four seasons in Minnesota, but a change of scenery has him ready to explode in Seattle in 2013.

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