Seahawks' Russell Wilson ties Payton Manning's record in win over Dolphins

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Seahawks' Russell Wilson ties Payton Manning's record in win over Dolphins

Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson threw two touchdowns in a Week 4 win over the Miami Dolphins and tied Payton Manning's record for the most touchdowns thrown through a team's first four games of the season.

The Seahawks are now 4-0 this season, Wilson has thrown 16 touchdowns through the first four games, and emerged as a strong candidate for this year's NFL MVP award. Seahawks wide receiver DK Metcalf was short and clear about what he thinks of Wilson.

"Russ for MVP 2020," Metcalf stumped postgame, per ESPN.

Wilson wasn't the main star for the Seahawks against the Dolphins

The Seahawks didn't need Wilson to be on his top game as running back Chris Carson delivered a huge performance to lead the team to a 31-23 win over the Dolphins.

Carson scored two touchdowns and rushed for 100 yards against the Dolphins. "Chris is a stud football player," Seahawks coach Pete Carroll said. "He ain't ever backing down from anything. He told us when we got back [to practice] on Wednesday, he said, 'I think I'm OK.

I'm going to make it.' So we took it easy on him first couple of days, got him through the week and he looked great. It really helped us because Carlos couldn't go with a sore shoulder. "Chris ran really well today.

It was 80 yards' worth of really good running. He's such a tough football player and a great competitor that that's not a surprise to us that he would bounce back like that and get back up off the turf. He took a hell of a shot and got back up and got right after it again.

He's a terrific football player." The Seahawks were missing All-Pro safety Jamal Adams, cornerback Quinton Dunbar and linebacker Jordyn Brooks. But the Seahawks defense still delivered a solid performance and cornerback Shaquill Griffin was happy with the way they played against the Dolphins.

"Today, I feel like we just proved that we can be that defense, that secondary that everybody's looking forward to seeing," Griffin said. "I know that last couple of weeks, we've been giving up a lot of yards, and I feel like it came from us just playing soft.

I feel like, like I said before, the offense has been playing amazing ... so I feel like we got to a point where I feel like we was getting comfortable and we started playing more soft in coverage, and I feel like that's not us as a defense."