Note to all the teams around the league that will have to face the Seahawks this season or in the future - if you want to guarantee a win, don't give Russell Wilson the ball.
Too bad, that's just not how the game works.
However, as the game gets into the final minutes, you can try to prevent him from having the ball with a lot of time on the clock.
If you give Russ too much time, he will cook.
According to ESPN Stats and Info, Wilson has led 30 game-winning drives since entering the league in 2012, the most in the NFL. His late, game-winning drive against the Vikings on Sunday was the "14th win by the Seahawks since the start of last season in a 1-possession game." No other team has more than 10.
Russell Wilson now has 30 game-winning drives since his debut in 2012, passing Matthew Stafford for the most in the NFL.— ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) October 12, 2020
This is the 14th win by the Seahawks since the start of last season in a 1-possession game . No other team has more than 10. pic.twitter.com/O6LnJZY9ds
So, yeah, defenses should be wise with the time you give the MVP frontrunner.
The great Vince Lombardi once said, "The Green Bay Packers never lost a football game. They just ran out of time."
In 2020, teams aren't running out of time, they are giving Russell Wilson too much... and we are all for it!