Seahawks' Richard Sherman calls Russell Wilson a 'mental giant'

Monday January 19th, 2015

Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman said quarterback Russell Wilson is a "mental giant," according to

Wilson threw four interceptions in Sunday's NFC Championship Game against the Green Bay Packers before rallying the team to a come-from-behind overtime victory. Wilson ran for a fourth quarter touchdown that cut the Packers' lead to 19-14, then threw the game-winning 35-yard touchdown in extra time. 

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"I tell you what -- Russell's a mental giant," said Sherman. "When the ball didn't bounce his way, he didn't go in the tank and say, 'Woe is me.' He stepped up when we needed him most and he won the game for us. I'm not sure people get how great he is. I hope they get it now."

Before Sunday, Wilson had never thrown four interceptions in a game in his career, and he only had one game with two interceptions during the 2014 regular season. In Seattle's Super Bowl title run last season, the 26-year-old threw three touchdowns and no interceptions.

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With the win, the Seahawks will now face the AFC champion New England Patriots on Feb. 1 in Arizona. Seattle is looking to become the first team since the 2003 and 2004 Patriots to win back-to-back Super Bowls. 

- Molly Geary

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