The Seattle Seahawks beat the New England Patriots, 31-24 Sunday night behind great defense at the end game. The Seahawks’ D stopped the Patriots attempts to tie the game in the final series of the game.
Patriots quarterback Tom Brady credited Seattle’s defense saying the pressure was too much on this match-up.
“Our execution wasn’t great. And they put a lot of pressure on you defensively. They have a lot of good players and they make you earn every yard. They play to the end, they have been in a lot of close games,” Brady stated to ESPN postgame. “It came down to a yard at the end and we didn’t get it.”
The win allowed Seattle (6-2-1) to maintain a comfortable distance off the Arizona cardinals (4-4-1) for the top of the NFC estest. The Patriots dropped to 3-2 at home and 7-2 overall for the season. New England is still at the top of the AFC East with the Miami Dolphins (5-4) still two games behind.
The Seahawks had 19-14 lead at halftime as Russell Wilson connected with Doug Baldwin for a touchdown with six seconds left in the first half. New England’s defense stepped up in the third quarter and they got the 24-22 lead early in the fourth quarter.
But Seattle’s defense stepped up too in the fourth as the Wilson to Baldwin connection found another touchdown late. Wilson finished with 348 passing yards on 25-of-37 completions with three touchdowns. Baldwin caught all of Wilson’s TD passes with 59 receiving yards on six receptions.
C.J. Prosise had 66 rushing yards on 17 carries and also had 87 receiving yards on 7 catches.
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