Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson continued his exceptional start to the season in Week 5 as he was clutch on the final play of the game to help his team claim a 27-26 win over the Minnesota Vikings. Wilson had a tough task ahead of him but he took the Seahawks 94 yards down the field on the final play as the Seahawks scored a touchdown with 20 seconds left in the game to take a 27-26 lead.
It was the 34th winning drive of Wilson's career and the Seahawks now have a 5-0 record this season. "With the quarterback we have, there's no doubt in our minds that we're ... going to go down here and score," Metcalf said, per ESPN.
"Any time we're in that moment, it's easy for us to just go out there and play our football because we know we've got a quarterback that can make anything possible. Anything can happen. He can deliver when the game is on the line."
Wilson has emerged a strong candidate for this year's NFL MVP award. "There is just so much character that goes into being able to have that much poise, to be that clear, to function like that so beautifully throughout those opportunities," coach Pete Carroll said of Wilson.
"He's just as good as you can get. I don't know how anybody could ever be better than what he continues to show us in those situations. He's as good as you can get."
Wilson praises Metcalf
Wilson found Metcalf on a fourth-and-10 on the final play, before he found his receiver for a 7-yard touchdown with 20 seconds left in the game.
"DK did a great job of running away from his guy, closing off the window," Wilson said of the winning touchdown. "All those reps that we've practiced in the offseason, in the summer, all the time just together one-on-one, it really showed up tonight, for sure, in that special moment."
Meanwhile, the Cleveland Browns defeated the Indianapolis Colts 32-23 to start the season 4-1 for the first time since 1994. "We're coming together as a team," defensive end Myles Garrett said, per ESPN. "Doing it all in every phase."
Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield completed 21 of his 37 attempts for 247 yards, threw for two touchdowns and two interceptions. "That's the trust I have in those guys. Very talented players," Mayfield said. "Even if they're covered, it's one-on-one -- we trust them to win those matchups."