Wilson’s late TD lifts Seahawks to first 5-0 record

SEATTLE — Russell Wilson threw a 6-yard touchdown pass to DK Metcalf with 15 seconds remaining Sunday, giving the Seahawks a 27-26 victory over the Minnesota Vikings and their first 5-0 start in franchise history.

Wilson tossed three touchdown passes, including two to Metcalf, to give him 19 on the season. That’s one shy of Peyton Manning’s record for the most in NFL history through a team’s first four games. This was the 34th game-winning drive he’s led in the fourth quarter or overtime, the most in the NFL since he entered the league in 2012.

It started poorly for Wilson and the Seahawks’ offense, which managed only 66 yards in the first half en route to a 13-0 deficit. It was only the sixth time in Wilson’s career in which the Seahawks were shut out through the first half.

They rallied back in the third quarter, scoring 21 points in 1 minute and 53 seconds thanks in part to takeaways on consecutive Minnesota possessions. Damontre’ Mooregot the first one with a strip-sack of Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins and K.J. Wright followed that with a one-handed interception.

Wilson, the early-season MVP front-runner, finished 20-of-32 for 217 yards, three touchdowns and an interception.

Games that come down to the wire are nothing new for the Seahawks. They beat the New England Patriots and Dallas Cowboys in Weeks 2 and 3, respectively, in similar fashion.

According to research by ESPN Stats & Information, this was the 14th win by the Seahawks since the start of last season in a one-possession game; they’re 14-2 in such games. No other team has more than 10 wins in one-possession games in that span.

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