Doug Baldwin of the Seattle Seahawks tied the franchise single-season record for receiving touchdowns in Sunday’s matchup against the visiting Cleveland Browns.
Baldwin hauled in his 12th and 13th scoring passes to match the club record set by Daryl Turner in 1985 and extend a scintillating stretch in which he has snagged multiple touchdown passes in four consecutive games. He joined Hall of Famer Jerry Rice as the only players with at least 10 TD receptions in a four-game span.
"Obviously Doug is playing unbelievable football," said Seattle quarterback Russell Wilson, who has 19 scoring passes and zero interceptions during his team’s five-game winning streak. "I could say he’s playing All-Pro football and Pro Bowl-type football."
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Wilson hooked up with Baldwin on a 3-yard scoring pass on a fade route in the final minute of the first quarter before finding Baldwin on a 6-yard TD pass early in the second quarter.
It marked the ninth and 10th touchdown connection in the past four games between Wilson and Baldwin, who caught a total of 11 scoring passes in his previous three seasons combined.
Baldwin never had more than five touchdown passes in a season, but he matched Calvin Johnson and Hall of Famer Cris Carter as the only players with multiple touchdown receptions in four consecutive games since 1960.
"He deserves every single thing he’s getting, every bit of praise," Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman said of Baldwin, an undrafted free agent out of Stanford. "He deserves everything because he’s had a hard journey."