Before the Seattle Seahawks’ Week 10 Sunday Night Football trip to Foxboro, the last pass Russell Wilson threw against the New England Patriots was an interception to Malcolm Butler that ended Seattle’s chances of back-to-back Super Bowl wins. Wilson and the Seahawks had an opportunity to avenge that heartbreak in Super Bowl XLIX at least slightly when they traveled to face Tom Brady and the Pats in a rematch that was almost two years in the making.

Given a chance to prove himself against the team which prevented him from a second consecutive championship, Wilson rose to the occasion Sunday night in one of the best games of his career. A season-high in passing yards and three touchdowns from Wilson lifted the Seahawks to a 31-24 win in a potential preview of an even bigger Super Bowl rematch this February.

Still limited outside of the pocket due to an ankle injury, Wilson beat the Patriots with his arm in a game that NFL fans have not witnessed for some time now. The performance was particularly impressive against a Patriots defense expected to once again challenge Wilson with Bill Belichick game-planning for a slowed-down version of the Seahawks passer.

About Chase Ruttig

Chase Ruttig is a Canadian sportswriter who covers North American sports for various outlets.