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Russell Wilson Owns Staggering Thursday Night Football Records

Max Staley
Russell Wilson owns one insane NFL record for his play on Thursday Night Football.
Russell Wilson owns one insane NFL record for his play on Thursday Night Football. / Joe Scarnici/Getty Images
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Russell Wilson does something incredible every time he sets foot on the field. But he seems to have a knack for taking his game to the next level during primetime – particularly when he's playing on Thursday Night Football.

In fact, Wilson actually has the best Thursday night record among all active QBs.

Wilson is 8-1 in nine career appearances on Thursday nights, trailing only future Hall-of-Famer Peyton Manning, who went 9-1 in such contests. Wilson has a chance to tie Manning's record with a victory against the Arizona Cardinals tonight.

And it's not like he's just sneaking by opponents, either, boasting a fantastic 6-1-2 record against the spread (ATS). That's the best ATS mark among all active quarterbacks.

With Seattle sitting as 2.5-point favorites in FanDuel Sportsbook's NFL odds, recent history suggests Wilson and the Seahawks could end up winning this by a field goal, at least.


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Max Staley is not a FanDuel employee. In addition to providing DFS gameplay advice, Max Staley also participates in DFS contests on FanDuel using his personal account, username mstaley1212. While the strategies and player selections recommended in his articles are his personal views, he may deploy different strategies and player selections when entering contests with his personal account. The views expressed in their articles are the author's alone and do not necessarily reflect the views of FanDuel.

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