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Danny O'Neil covers the Seahawks for The Seattle Times.



October 14, 2012 at 6:13 PM

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Game in review: Seahawks 24, Patriots 23

Players of the game
Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson threw for a career-high 293 yards, but more importantly, two touchdowns in the final 8 minutes as Seattle came back from a 13-point deficit.

Tom Brady attempted 58 passes, second-most ever thrown by a Seahawks opponent. He completed 36 of those passes for 395 yards, most by a Seattle opponent since the Giants' Eli Manning threw for 420 yards in New York last October.

Play of the game
Seattle had the ball just past midfield, facing first-and-10 with 1:27 left when Wilson faked a handoff to Marshawn Lynch, dropped back and looked deep to see Sidney Rice alone behind the defense. Rice had made a double move, faking a corner route and when Patriots safety Tavon Wilson reacted, Rice turned inside and ran right by him. The 46-yard touchdown pass was Seattle's second-longest play of the year.

Turning point
The Patriots had one final possession, getting the ball at their 20 with 1:18 left in the game no timeouts remaining. On second down, Chris Clemons had a tremendous pass rush, knocking the Patriots' Dan Connolly onto Brady, who fell down after the collision. Jason Jones was credited with the sack -- Seattle's only one in the game. The Patriots turned the ball over on downs to plays later when a pass to Wes Welker gained only 15 yards on fourth-and-17.

Seahawks surprises
SeahawksSeattle won despite allowing 20 or more points. Entering the game, the Seahawks were 3-16 under coach Pete Carroll when the opponent reached that plateau.

SeahawksSeattle scored on its first two offensive possessions, scoring 10 points in the first 13:10. That was the most first-half points scored by the offense in any game this season.

Seahawks Doug Baldwin had 60 yards receiving in Seattle's first five games this season. He had 74 yards receiving on two catches during Seattle's second possession of the game.

By the numbers
137 -- minutes Seattle's defense went without allowing a touchdown, stretching from fourth quarter of Sept. 24 game vs. Green Bay until the first quarter of Sunday's game.

130 -- yards Seattle gained in the final 10 minutes of the fourth quarter.

35 -- yards Seattle gained in the first 20 minutes of the second half.

Seahawks injuries
CB Byron Maxwell aggravated a hamstring injury, S Kam Chancellor suffered an elbow injury and G Paul McQuistan had a sore knee, but was able to finish the game.

Quoteworthy
Coach Pete Carroll said, "There's no moment that we're going to turn things all around. We're just trying to keep growing and getting better. We're a young football team that knows how to hang, and we're really tough. That's going to give us a chance in every game."


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