Five numbers that explain Russell Wilson's hot streak

Russell Wilson on MVP-like streak (1:06)

ESPN director of production analytics Ben Alamar breaks down the numbers behind Russell Wilson's recent performance. (1:06)

Russell Wilson had another big day Sunday, completing 21 of 30 passes for 249 yards, three touchdowns and no interceptions in the Seahawks' 30-13 victory against the Cleveland Browns.

In the past five games, he's completed 74.3 percent of his passes, averaged 9.59 yards per attempt and tossed 19 touchdowns without an interception.

With the help of ESPN Stats & Information, here are five numbers that help explain Wilson's historic stretch.

119.5 -- That's Wilson's passer rating on throws from the pocket this season. Not only is that top in the league, but since 2009, only one quarterback has turned in a season with a better passer rating from the pocket. That was Aaron Rodgers, who completed 71 percent of his throws, averaged 9.07 yards per attempt and tossed 35 touchdowns against six interceptions from the pocket back in 2011. Against the Browns, Wilson was 19-of-25 for 226 yards, three touchdowns and no interceptions on throws from the pocket. The line held up once again, and he delivered with as much confidence as ever.

146.8 -- Wilson's passer rating the past five weeks out of 11 (one RB, one TE) personnel. He's 73-of-93 (78.5 percent) for 906 yards (9.74 YPA), 12 touchdowns and no interceptions out of that personnel grouping. Offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell likes to shuffle guys in and out, but Wilson has been at his best with Doug Baldwin, Jermaine Kearse and Tyler Lockett on the field together. The Seahawks have been good running the ball out of 11 personnel too, averaging 5.67 YPC during the current winning streak. And overall, they've averaged a league-best 7.87 yards per play out of this personnel grouping since Week 11.

2.28 -- The number of seconds (on average) Wilson has taken to get rid of the ball on third down during the five-game winning streak. That's third-fastest in the NFL. During the first 10 weeks, that number was 2.77 seconds (29th). The coaches don't always want Wilson to get rid of the ball quickly. They still use bootlegs that call for him to let routes develop downfield. And he's still adept at escaping pressure and extending plays. But on third down, teams were teeing off on the Seahawks. In the first 10 weeks, Wilson was completing 56.5 percent of his third-down passes and had a passer rating of 88.4 (13th). In the past five, he's completing 79.1 percent and has a passer rating of 150.6 (first). The quick passing game that the coaches incorporated after the bye has paid off big-time on third down.

11.06 -- Wilson's average yards per dropback when being blitzed the past five weeks. That's the top mark in the league. He's completing 72.1 percent of his passes, averaging 12.26 YPA and has a passer rating of 152.8 when defenses have sent five rushers or more. This might be the best way to illustrate how Wilson has improved. During the first 10 weeks, he averaged 5.18 yards per dropback against the blitz (25th), and his passer rating was 66.9 (29th). Sending extra pressure has been a high-risk decision that has not paid off for opposing defenses in recent weeks.

7 -- The number of quarterbacks in NFL history (minimum 200 passes) who have finished a season with a passer rating of 111.4 or better. That's where Wilson is right now. If he were to maintain that mark through the final two games, he'd join a club that includes Peyton Manning (twice), Tom Brady, Rodgers (twice), Steve Young, Tony Romo, Joe Montana and Nick Foles (!). And remember, that's just passer rating, which does not take into account that Wilson has rushed for 502 yards. If he can stay hot in the final two games, this will legitimately be one of the most impressive statistical seasons for a quarterback in NFL history.