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Final: Seahawks 24, Patriots 23

Post by Eric Williams on Oct. 14, 2012 at 4:27 pm with 22 Comments »
October 14, 2012 5:22 pm
Seattle Seahawks' Sidney Rice, right, celebrates his touchdown against the New England Patriots with Seahawks' Golden Tate, in an NFL football game, Sunday, Oct. 14, 2012, in Seattle. The Seahawks beat the Patriots 24-23. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

CenturyLink Field remains home, sweet, home for Seattle.

Down 23-10 with 9:25 left in the game, the Seahawks scored 14 unanswered points to remain unbeaten at home, surprising the New England Patriots 24-23 this afternoon.

Trailing 23-16 with 2:38 left, the Seahawks had one, last shot to claim the lead on their final drive of the game.

Seattle received a boost in field position after a 25-yard punt return by Leon Washington. Starting on their own 43-yard line, Seattle quickly marched into New England territory

Seattle rookie quarterback Russell Wilson came through with the game-winning score, hitting receiver Sidney Rice for a 46-yard touchdown pass for the victory.

Check out the final totals here.

The Seahawks left talented New England quaterback Tom Brady 1:18 on the clock, but Seattle’s defense shut the Patriots down, tackling receiver Wes Welker short of a first down on fourth and 17 from the 13-yard line, and the Seahawks took over on down on New England’s 28-yard line.

Wilson kneeled down twice for the win.

Wilson once again played well, completing 16 of 27 passes for 293 yards and three touchdown passes in a loss.

New England quarterback Tom Brady played for the first time at CenturyLink Field on Sunday.

And he felt right at home, carving up the Seattle for 395 yards and two touchdown passes. But Brady also had two costly interceptions.

New England’s defense did a nice job bottling up Seattle running back Marshawn Lynch, holding him to a season-low 41 yards on 15 carries.

Seattle improved to 4-2 on the year, while the Patriots fell to 3-3.

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  1. Was this a character win or WHAT? It’s almost 2 am, and I’m not going to bed any time soon, holy mother of all that is holy, what a game! It wasn’t perfect, we all know we aren’t elite in any area yet, but we did what was needed when it truly mattered and got the win, and that is what’s most important, right?!?

    Screw the lousy play in the 2nd and 3rd quarter, defense and offense really stepped up at the end, and dear god Wilson can REALLY throw a mean, mean MEAN deep ball, the touch on those passes, man, he shows glimpses of excellence the little rook.

  2. freedom_X says:

    At last! Balance to the attack, and receivers getting open. I hope it’s because they’ve found themselves and not because of horrible DB play, but bottom line, they did it against an NFL defense and that’s awesome.

    Seattle showed they could take advantage of a team with a weak pass defense, which they needed to do if that opposing team had a strong run defense. That’s what balance gives a team. Any problems with the play calling now?

  3. SandpointHawk says:

    One for the memory banks.

  4. Amazing win, nice to see RW making those throws downfield.

  5. Trueblue22 says:

    Great game guys! Best of the year! Keep up the great work Wilson. Don’t listen to the haters…you are doing awesome!

  6. Trueblue22 says:

    The Hawks have played the Packers, Panthers, Cowboys, and the Patriots…and they are still tied for first place in the NFC West? I hope they can continue the trend.

  7. mojjonation says:

    Still 0-2 in division. When the schedules came out I’m sure most people saw this as a loss. Wilson played tough among some penalties and bad blocking. WR’s with separation. Wilson seeing them. Run game slowed down and Wilson steps up. Short week. Put in the work and that week and a half off will be awesome.

  8. Wilson once again played well, completing 16 of 27 passes for 293 yards and three touchdown passes in a loss.

    Uh…I think it was a WIN, not a loss.

  9. NWPoseidon says:


  10. SkeleTony says:

    Wow. I predicted that if Wilson threw more TDs than he committed turnovers we would win 24-17, right? So I was off by 6 points.

    Good job RW. You have earned some respect from us critics and skeptics. The one fumble was not something I can be too angry about as it was close and there was a lot of failure going on in that play.

  11. Congrats to all my Hawk friends!

  12. The12thMan says:

    I was firmly in the Flynn camp before the season started but I have been very impressed by Wilson in pretty much every game so far. I expected growing pains and there have been plenty. But this kid really looks to have the makings of a winner. I really don’t get the haters. Its so obvious to me that all the penalties have done way more to hurt our offense than bad play by Wilson has. There have been so many good looking drives this year that were just killed by the dumb penalties. Its no coincidence that the Hawks weren’t flagged at all on the last two TD drives of this game.

    I really think this game will end up being the turning point for Wilson and our offense, unless the penalties continue at the same pace, which can’t be allowed of course. The coaches finally took the handcuffs off Russell and he delivered in a big way. You could almost say that he outplayed Brady today (3 TDs, no INTs, come from behind win). Huge win for this team, and how nice that every other team in our division lost today!

  13. The NFC West is wide open now with SF, AZ, and SL all losing. No reason we cannot take it. RW gets better every week and PC and company seem to be putting more of the offense on his shoulders, which is good.

  14. My last thoughts on the QB situation. Wilson’s making improvements, taking on tough teams, and if something happens, I still feel confident about how Flynn can do.

    Should be treating it as a win-win situation, instead it’s turned into a brawl here.

  15. VNHLNFAN says:

    The kid gets better every week.

  16. ZippyWonderchimp says:

    Today’s game is Fools Gold – the real Russell Wilson is the one who came into the game ranked among the worst-rated QB’s in the league.

    Matt Flynn is by far a better long-term answer at QB for an NFL team. He was screwed in the preseason when Wilson was allowed to artificially pad his stats by playing against 2nd and 3rd teamers and players that didn’t even make a roster. His impatient tendency to run out of the pocket will get the little dwarf killed in the big-boy league; its just a matter of WHEN, not IF.

    The sooner you bring in Flynn, the sooner we can prepare for the long-term success of the Seahawks.

  17. Above. Buffoon.

  18. GooseRocks says:

    Wow. Zippy is another casual fan. In love with the back up QB.

  19. yellaman says:

    I’m not a hater of Wilson and have no problem critizing the qb play but today is not a day to do that so I wont…. Great win hawks now let’s kick some 49ers butt on Thu.

  20. SkeleTony says:

    Agree with Yellaman here but I feel I need to reiterate something here: Straw manning critics of Wilson as “haters” does not accomplish anything and does not support the case that Wilson is the best QB for the Hawks. After the win against the Patriots I am fully behind Russel and hope he keeps it up against the 49ers. But you kids ignoring all the facts and rational arguments against Wilson being the starter by just dismissing the critics as “haters” are a lot like the people who believe in psychics who ignore when James Van Prague or John Edward get busted ‘hot reading’ (getting information about a subject before the meeting/reading) and then dismiss skeptics as “closed minded disinformation agents” and such.

    RW has started 5 games now and shown gradual improvement in the more recent games and played brilliantly against New England. He deserves us taking a ‘wait-and-see’ approach and the respect a good starting Qb deserves. But if he throws 3 ints and loses a fumble against the 49ers will you still dismiss critics as “haters”? You have to be more rational and balanced in your analysis.

  21. mojjonation says:

    Tony….”you have to be rational and balanced in your analysis.” You know this is the over reactionary Seahawks blog, right?

    The Flynn wagon guys are circling but the ring is getting tighter. They will always find fault in any game. Those who do nothing but complain will ultimately find something to complain about. The backup QB is the most opopular guy on any team. Can anyone name the Pats backup QB without having to google it? They say misery loves company. Well, if the Flynn fans are miserable, those fans are getting fewer in number. While I don’t doubt that Flynn could have made some, if not all, of those throws, he definitely would not have been able to extend some of those plays the way Wilson did.

    Four of the five rookie QB’s won yesterday. Six of the top eight passing performances in this weeks games came in losses. Goodell has his runaway freight train that is the NFL firing on all cylinders as far as parody is concerned. Seattle is in second due to head-to-head losses with a chance to take sole possession of first place this Thursday. We own the tiebreaker on three teams out of division. Other than our 0-2 record in division, things are looking better. Short week for all.

  22. SkeleTony says:

    “Yes, I know what you are saying.”/Butters (South Park)

    I was one of those who thought Flynn would have been the better choice to start, but I can see Russel’s potential and recent improvement. Now I am content to see Russel as QB until he gives us good reason to not want such. And even the most ardent Wilson fan must understand how absurd Carrol’s reasoning was in this regard. Maybe he saw something in practice which we are not privy to but telling us that Russel’s performance in preseason was the reason for starting him was wonky.

    My earlier remarks were directed at those who just dismissed every person who was not absolutely in love with Wilson from the beginning (i.e. raDeon, whom has not said anything really irrational but gets called a “hater” and a “troll”). I understand we are all passionate about our Hawks but let’s be reasonable.

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