Harrison: NFC summer storylines
Don't fear the dog days: Elliot Harrison picks out a storyline worth paying attention to for each team in the NFC. More ...
But over the final 11 regular-season games, Wilson's numbers jumped to 209.3 yards per game with 19 touchdowns and just four interceptions. He was the NFL's highest-rated quarterback (120.3) in the second half of the season, on his way to tying Peyton Manning's rookie record with 26 touchdown passes.
So what happened in Week 6 to light a fire under Wilson?
Wilson also expounded on the season's turning point in a recent interview with the Charlotte Observer.
NFL Films analyst Greg Cosell is fond of saying NFL coaches tell us what they think about a player by how he's utilized. After viewing Wilson as a liability before the Patriots game, the coaching staff realized thereafter that his unique skill set would keep opposing defensive coordinators up at night.