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Seahawks QB Russell Wilson leads the NFC in Pro-Bowl voting

The NFC West is one of the toughest divisions in the NFL. Coming into the 2019 season, the expectation was that the reigning NFC champion Los Angeles Rams would retake the division. Instead, it’s been a two-team race between the Seattle Seahawks and the San Francisco 49ers.

While the Niners ride an excellent defense to victories, the Seahawks rely on MVP candidate Russell Wilson. Wilson isn’t a bad guy to rely on, and just about everyone knows it. The dynamic quarterback is second in all Pro-Bowl voting, according to NFL Communications. He is top in the NFC.

This news comes as no surprise. Wilson has been utterly spectacular all year long. With 3,177 passing yards, 26 passing touchdowns and only four interceptions, it’s a miracle that Wilson doesn’t lead the league in voting. That honor belongs to Baltimore Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson, who’s having an incredible season in his own right.

Wilson and the Seahawks are in the midst of a magical year, but there’s still plenty of work to do. They are tied for the 49ers for the second seed in the NFC, and the home-field advantage that comes with it. However, they currently own the tiebreaker.

The winner of the West will likely be determined in Week 17 when the Seahawks host the Niners at home. After a thrilling win in San Francisco, earlier in the season, Seattle will get a chance to seal the division with a home victory.

The importance of the home field advantage cannot be understated. Playing in CenturyLink Field is one of the best home-field advantages in all of the sports, and could potentially help the Seahawks make a Super Bowl run.