Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson threw three touchdown passes in the second quarter of Sunday’s game against the Arizona Cardinals, surpassing Dave Krieg’s franchise season TD record in the process.
Wilson passed Krieg’s mark when he connected with tight end Chase Coffman in the second quarter. The play gave Wilson 33 touchdown passes this season, surpassing Krieg’s record of 32 set in 1984.
After a long punt return by Tyler Lockett and facemask penalty against Arizona, the Seahawks had the ball on first-and-goal at the Cardinals’ 8-yard line. Wilson took the snap and passed to the right side to Coffman in the end zone.
Wilson later added a touchdown pass to Jermaine Kearse in the second quarter to give him 34 this season. Wilson had tied Krieg’s mark with a 7-yard scoring strike to Will Tukuafu. Sunday was Tukuafu’s 32nd birthday.
Wilson’s TD pass to Kearse gave the Seahawks a 30-6 lead, which they took into halftime.
By halftime, Wilson also passed the previous franchise record for single-season passing yards, leapfrogging Matt Hasselbeck’s 3,966 in 2007.
Update: Shortly after the start of the third quarter, Wilson passed 4,000 season passing yards with an 8-yard pass up the middle to Coffman. Wilson is the first-ever Seahawks quarterback to pass for 4,000 yards or more.
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