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QB Snapshot: Russell Wilson

A quick observation of quarterback Russell Wilson and how he played in the Seattle Seahawks' 28-22 overtime victory Sunday over the Green Bay Packers in the NFC Championship Game:

In a three-hour time frame, Wilson went from as bad as it gets to as good as any team could hope for in their starting quarterback. And it really shouldn't surprise anyone now. The man has an uncanny ability to play at his best when things seem their worst.

Here's some statistical proof. Wilson's total quarterback rating in each of the four quarters and overtime:

First quarter: 0

Second quarter: 0.2

Third quarter: 12

Fourth quarter: 70.3

Overtime: 99.9

Wilson was 2-of-9 for 12 yards in the first half and threw three interceptions. After his fourth interception came in the fourth quarter, he completed seven of his final eight throws (including a miraculous two-point conversion toss across the field to tight end Luke Willson) for 134 yards.

That stretch includes one TD running (1 yard) and one passing, the 35-yard game-winner to Jermaine Kearse in OT. Wilson was 3-for-3 for 80 yards on the OT drive.

It was the 15th time in his three-year NFL career that Wilson has led the team to a comeback victory in the fourth quarter or overtime, and the fifth time he has done it this season.

He leads the league in late comebacks over the past three seasons. Dallas QB Tony Romo has 14 and Indianapolis QB Andrew Luck has 12.