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Doug Baldwin exploding onto the national scene

Doug Baldwin has had a four-game stretch that an elite few receivers in the National Football League’s history have ever enjoyed. In fact, only one receiver in history can match Baldwin’s 10 touchdown receptions in a span of four games – none other than Jerry Rice.

That’s pretty heady company for the sixth-year receiver out of Stanford.

Baldwin got out to a slow start this season as the Seahawks stumbled out of the blocks, losing their first two and five of their first nine. After catching seven passes in each of the first two games, Baldwin caught three or fewer passes in each of the next six games.

Oh, but he caught fire quickly, and his last four games have been eye-opening. Consider Baldwin’s stats the last four games, victories over Pittsburgh, Minnesota, Baltimore and Cleveland:

  • 21 catches
  • 366 yards
  • 10 touchdowns

For the season, Baldwin is at or very close to career-highs in every statistical category, and the Seahawks are getting hot at the right time, having qualified for the NFL playoffs and searching for a third consecutive trip to the Super Bowl.

With two regular season games left to play and another playoff appearance, there’s still a lot for Baldwin the the Seahawks to accomplish. But regardless of the statistics yet to be put up by Baldwin, his place is Seahawks lore is secure. With his four-game stretch he’s not only equaled a mark of the great Rice, he’s also matched the season touchdown mark of Seahawks Hall of Famer Steve Largent.

Photo Credit:  Joe Nicholson/USA TODAY Sports

 

 

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Ray Hartjen

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