It wasn’t pretty, but the Seattle Seahawks improved to 5-0 at home with a workmanlike, 28-7 win over the New York Jets at CenturyLink Field this afternoon.
The Seahawks improved their record to 6-4 on the year, and will only trail the 49ers by a game as the team heads into the bye week if St. Louis holds onto a slight lead in the fourth quarter on the road.
Running back Marshawn Lynch topped the 1,000-yard mark for the second straight season, finishing with 124 yards on 27 carries, including a 1-yard touchdown run.
Lynch now has 1,005 yards on the year.
Seattle’s Russell Wilson was not at his best. The rookie quarterback had solid numbers, finishing 12 of 19 for 188 yards, including a 38-yard touchdown to Golden Tate to open the scoring, and a 31-yard strike to Sidney Rice to give Seattle a commanding, 21-7 lead early in the fourth quarter.
But Wilson also fumbled twice, including a sack and forced fumble by Jets defensive tackle Mike DeVito that fellow defensive lineman Muhammad Wilkerson picked up and rumbled 21 yards for the Jets only score of the game.
After some struggles the past, three games, the Seahawks once again looked dominant on defense, holding New York’s offense scoreless for the game, forcing three New York Jets turnovers and sacking Mark Sanchez three times.
The Jets finished with just 185 total yards.
Tate capped the victory for the Seahawks by hitting Rice for a 23-yard touchdown on a reverse pass in the fourth quarter for the final score of the game.