The Seattle Seahawks Remain Hot, Beat the New England Patriots 35-30

Seattle Seahawks vs New England Patriots

After a historically injury plagued day of football, Seattle Seahawks and New England Patriots fans both were nervously waiting to get this game over with. 

The Seahawks received the opening kick, but would turn the ball over in just three plays. Russell Wilson attempted a pass to Greg Olsen, but was picked off by Devin McCourty, and taken back 43 yards for the touchdown. Wilson would respond back with a spectacular drive, going a perfect 5 of 5 passing. He capped the drive off with a 4-yard touchdown pass to Tyler Lockett

The game would head into the 2nd quarter tied 7-7, but that would quickly change after a 1-yard touchdown run from Cam Newton. The Patriots mixed up the passing/rushing attack on their first drive, throwing the ball four times and rushing for eight. 

Both defenses came to play, and were making it difficult to find any groove offensively. After going back and forth in the second quarter, the Seahawks would strike again. With just over 7 minutes left on the clock, Wilson launched a 54-yard bomb to D.K. Metcalf, resulting in a touchdown. 

The 2nd half started off with Cam Newton and the Pats marching down the field on a 12-play drive that resulted in a Nick Folk field goal. Jamal Adams recorded his second sack in a Seahawks uniform, which ended the drive for New England. Then things started getting ugly for the Pats.

Seattle carried that momentum onto the offensive side of the ball, and made quick work of the New England defense. It only took six plays for Russell Wilson to retake the lead with a 38-yard touchdown pass to David Moore. Then just five plays later Quinton Dunbar jumped ahead of Damiere Bryd for the interception at the Seattle 48 yard line. After a few Chris Carson runs, Wilson would strike quickly, throwing a short pass to Freddie Swain who would take it 21 yards for the touchdown.

The Patriots would score quickly thanks to a 49-yard reception from Julian Edelman, but didnt phase Seattle. The Seahawks would get the ball back, and score nine plays later. D.K. Metcalf hauled in a 19-yard reception, helping set up Wilson for an 18-yard touchdown pass to Chris Carson. That would give Russell Wilson his fifth touchdown to five different receivers this game.

After scoring a rushing touchdown on a seven play drive after that, Cam Newton gave his best Tom Brady impression, but ultimately fell short at the goal line. Newton would finish the game 30 of 44 for 397 yards passing, a touchdown, and an interception. He also led the Patriots in rushing with 11 carries for 47 yards and two rushing touchdowns.

Julian Edelman had one of the best games in his career, recording eight catches for 179 yards (a career high). N’Keal Harry caught eight of his eleven targets for 72 yards, and Damiere Byrd had six catches for 72 yards as well.

Russell Wilson also finished with one of the best games in his career, finishing 21 of 28 pass attempts for 288 yards, five touchdowns and an early interception. He would log 39 rushing yards as well, but Chris Carson led the team with 72 rushing yards on 17 carries.

The Seattle Seahawks receiver all had a solid night, but D.K. Metcalf won his battled against 2019 Defensive Player of the Year, Stephon Gilmore. Metcalf had four catches for 92 yards and a touchdown. Tyler Lockett finished with seven catches for 67 yards and a touchdown, and David Moore caught all three of his targets for 38 yards and a touchdown too.

Heading into Week 3 the Seattle Seahawks look to take on the Dallas Cowboys, who completed a historic comeback win earlier Sunday. As for the New England Patriots, they head back home to take on the Las Vegas Raiders.