Seattle 24, New England 23

Sunday, October 14, 2012 4:05 PM
WHEN: 4:05 PM EST, Sunday, October 14, 2012
WHERE: CenturyLink Field, Seattle, Washington
TEMPERATURE: 63°
HEAD OFFICIAL: Clete Blakeman
ATTENDANCE: 68137

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 Total
New England 7 10 3 3 23
Seattle 10 0 0 14 24

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
New England 3-3 1-1 2-2 L1
Seattle 4-2 3-0 1-2 W2

Recap


Seahawks 24, Patriots 23:
Russell Wilson hit Sidney Rice for a 46-yard touchdown pass with 1:18 remaining as host Seattle overcame a 13-point deficit in the fourth quarter to stun New England, which fell into a four-way tie atop the AFC.

Rice caught three passes for 81 yards and made the key play of the game, beating the Patriots secondary and hauling in the go-ahead TD catch as the Seahawks (4-2), beat New England for the first time since 1993. Braylon Edwards and Doug Baldwin each added a touchdown catch in the win while Wilson finished 16-for-27 for 293 yards.

Tom Brady completed a season-high 36 passes in a career-high 58 attempts for 395 yards and a pair of touchdowns but was called for two key intentional grounding penalties and was picked off twice.

Wilson found Edwards with a 10-yard scoring pass to pull the Seahawks within 23-17 with 7:26 left. The Seattle defense forced the Patriots to punt on each of their next two possessions and gave their offense the ball back with 2:38 left.

Marshawn Lynch bulled his way for a first down to keep the drive alive and then Wilson went up top to Rice for the go-ahead touchdown. The defense stepped up again, forcing a pair of incompletions and sacking Brady once on the ensuing drive to clinch it.

GAME NOTEBOOK:
Wes Welker’s 6-yard catch in the first quarter gave him a reception for the 100th straight game. … The Patriots went over 350 yards of total offense for the 15th consecutive game - the second-longest streak in NFL history. The Kurt Warner-led St. Louis Rams of 1999-2000 hold the record at 16 games. … Seattle held New England to 87 yards rushing. The Patriots had gone over 200 yards on the ground in each of their previous two games.

Top Game Performances

Rushing
New England   Seattle
Stevan Ridley Player Marshawn Lynch
16 Attempts 15
34 Yards 41
2.1 Avg Yards 2.7
0 Touchdowns 0
6 Long 7
Receiving
New England   Seattle
Wes Welker Player Sidney Rice
10 Receptions 3
138 Yards 81
13.8 Avg Yards 27.0
1 Touchdowns 1
46 Long 46

Team Stats Summary

  Yards Scoring Defense
Team Tot Rus Pas TD FG INT Sacks FF
New England 475 87 388 2 3 0 2.0 2
Seattle 368 85 283 3 1 2 1.0 0

Upcoming Games

  • Seattle will play their next game on the road against San Francisco. The Seahawks have a W/L % of .667 after a win and .667 after a loss.
  • New England will play their next game at home against N.Y. Jets. The Patriots have a W/L % of .500 after a win and .500 after a loss.