Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman referred to quarterback Russell Wilson as a “mental giant” as he overcame four turnovers to lead the Seahawks to victory.
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The Seattle Seahawks showed a tremendous amount of heart in a triumphant rally in the NFC Championship as they rallied from a 16-0 halftime deficit against the Green Bay Packers.
Quarterback Russell Wilson had the worst performance of his career, or so it seemed. He failed to complete a pass until the second quarter and had a 0.0 passer rating at halftime.
The Seahawks quarterback threw four interceptions and did not throw a touchdown pass in regulation, but he redeemed himself with a touchdown run as two minutes were left in the fourth quarter.
He was given another shot at redemption as the Seahawks and Packers went to overtime. After the Seahawks won the coin toss, it didn’t take long for them to score as Wilson threw the game-winning touchdown pass to wide receiver Jermaine Kearse for 35 yards.
Cornerback Richard Sherman was impressed with his teammate’s ability to persevere through a day filled with turnovers, and he called him a “mental giant.”
“When the ball didn’t bounce his way, he didn’t go in the tank and say, ‘Woe is me,'” the outspoken Seahawks cornerback said to NFL.com.
Even though the Seahawks won, Wilson will undoubtedly seek to put this performance behind him as the Seahawks attempt to repeat as Super Bowl champions.