Wilson Becomes 4th Seahawks Quarterback to Throw 5 Touchdowns

Bleacher Report MilestonesB/R StaffDecember 1, 2015

SEATTLE, WA - NOVEMBER 29:  Quarterback Russell Wilson #3 of the Seattle Seahawks passes against the Pittsburgh Steelers at CenturyLink Field on November 29, 2015 in Seattle, Washington. The Seahawks defeated the Steelers 39-30.  (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)
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Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson threw for five touchdowns in Sunday's 39-30 win over the Pittsburgh Steelers, becoming just the fourth player in franchise history to throw five touchdown passes in a single game, per ESPN Stats & Info.

No Seahawk has ever thrown six touchdown passes, but Dave Krieg had exactly five on three separate occasions, with Matt Hasselbeck accomplishing the feat twice, per Pro-football-reference.com's play index.

Wilson and Warren Moon only have one such game apiece, though Moon did throw five touchdowns a few other times for different teams.

Wilson couldn't have had his big day without the help of wide receiver Doug Baldwin, who became the first Seahawk since Joey Galloway in 1997 to catch three touchdown passes in a game, per ESPN Stats & Info.

Baldwin had six catches for 145 yards and the three touchdowns on eight targets, with his afternoon highlighted by an 80-yard scoring play that clinched a victory just before the two-minute warning.

Baldwin's running mate, Jermaine Kearse, also had a fine game, catching four of his five targets for 47 yards and two touchdowns.

Nonetheless, it was Wilson who had the most impressive stat line, with 21 completions for 345 yards and the five touchdowns on only 30 pass attempts.