Seattle Seahawks receiver Doug Baldwin caught two more touchdown passes against the Cleveland Browns on Sunday, extending his streak of multiple touchdowns to four games and tying Hall of Famer Jerry Rice for the most touchdown receptions over a four-game span.
The former undrafted free agent still has no interest in discussing his newly cemented place in NFL history.
“Look, I’m going to kick you guys in the shins. This stuff means absolutely nothing, OK?” Baldwin said, via The News Tribune. “I’ve had four games which have been OK, five games or whatever it is. But when it’s all said and done, what have you done over the course of a career? That’s what I’m going to be focused on.”
Baldwin has been far more than just “OK.”
Since the start of Week 12, Baldwin has caught 21 passes for 366 yards and 10 touchdowns. No other player has more than six scores over the four-game stretch.
He joined Cris Carter and Calvin Johnson as the only players to produce multiple receiving touchdowns in four straight games. Baldwin caught three touchdowns against the Steelers in Week 12, two against the Vikings in Week 13, three against the Ravens in Week 14 and two more against the Browns on Sunday.
“You guys can keep talking about it all you want to. It doesn’t mean anything to me,” Baldwin said. “When I retire I’ll look back on it and see what happens. But right now, I’m just focused on this season, focused on being the best that I can and serving the team the best that I can.”
Russell Wilson and the Seahawks are enjoying Baldwin’s run. Over half of Wilson’s 19 touchdowns over the last five weeks have ended up in Baldwin’s hands, while Seattle is a perfect 5-0 during the stretch.
With two games left, Baldwin has 65 receptions for 905 yards and 13 touchdowns. He’s just two receptions away from setting new career highs in all three categories.
Baldwin might not want the spotlight on his record-setting success, but it’ll get more intense if the Seahawks keep winning and he keeps producing.