The resurgence of Russell Wilson continued after the Denver Broncos quarterback led one other fourth-quarter comeback on Sunday.
In a 21-20 victory in opposition to the Minnesota Vikings, Wilson threw a 15-yard TD move to large receiver Courtland Sutton, giving the Broncos the lead with 63 seconds left. Per The Athletic, it was his thirty first fourth-quarter comeback, tying Corridor of Famer and former Broncos star John Elway for the ninth most since 1950.
“He may be the best two-minute quarterback within the historical past of the NFL,” Broncos proper sort out Mike McGlinchey stated postgame, by way of The Denver Put up’s Parker Gabriel. “When the sport’s on the road, he is at his finest and his calmest. The flexibility to see clearly when [stuff’s] hitting the fan… he performed nice.”
This season, the 12-year veteran leads the league in fourth-quarter comebacks (4). The previous Professional Bowler thriving in clutch conditions exhibits he is reestablishing himself as a franchise QB. Additionally, he is performed effectively all through the season, finishing 69 p.c of his passes for two,065 yards, 19 TDs, 4 interceptions and an above-average 104.3 passer ranking.
“Wilson has had his share of critics. They’re quite a bit quieter over the previous few video games,” wrote Yahoo Sports activities’ Frank Schwab.
After 4 straight wins, Denver (5-5) is again within the playoff hunt. If it wins its subsequent two video games, The New York Instances Simulator notes the crew’s postseason possibilities improve from 21 p.c to 34 p.c. Wilson believes the crew could make an unbelievable run.
“I feel greater than the rest we’ve not accomplished something but,” he instructed NBC Sports activities after the win. “We received much more to do. We’re getting into the appropriate course, although, that is the thrilling half.”