The 12th man at CenturyLink Field strikes again as the Seattle Seahawks come from behind and upset the New England Patriots at home, moving to 4-2 on the season. Looking at the box score, you would have thought the quarterback numbers were flipped, with Russell Wilson truly breaking out of the slump he had been in over the last couple of games. Wilson finished the night going 16 of 27 for 293 yards, 3 touchdowns, and no interceptions.
The New England Patriots may have come into Seattle being spoiled offensively after blowing up the Bills for 580 yards and dominating the Broncos for 251 yards on the ground. They were much less balanced on offensive, gaining only 87 total yards on the ground against a stingy Seattle rushing defense. The lack of rushing attempted were made up for in the passing game, with Brady tossing the rock 58 times during the course of the game. While, he did go for 395 yards, he threw for two untimely interceptions that catalyzed the Seahawks comeback in the second half.
After completely dominating the first half, the Seattle Seahawks only allowed 6 points in the second. In the fourth, Russell Wilson first capitalized on the dominating defense with a 10 yard touchdown pass to Braylon Edwards, bringing the ‘Hawks within a single score of the lead. After getting some good field position with under 4:00 minutes left in the game, Russell Wilson launched a 47 yard bomb to Sidney Rice for the touchdown and, eventually, the win.
Seattle may have been surprisingly ineffective on the ground, but were able to put points on the board when it mattered the most. They will be playing on the short week now, with a game against the San Francisco 49ers on Thursday Night Football. With the 9ers loss to the New York Giants, the outcome of the game could completely rearrange the standings within the NFC West. Unlucky for the Seahawks, they will have to play on the road in San Fran, where they are not having much success this season. They will have to ride their momentum from the New England game into Candlestick if they want the win.