The Seahawks rallied in the fourth quarter Sunday to comeback and defeat the New England Patriots, 24-23. In the final minutes of Sunday’s game, quarterback Russell Wilson, was making all of the big plays for the Seahawks. Wilson found Sidney Rice behind the secondary for a 46-yard touchdown with 1:18 remaining, and the Seahawks rallied for 14 points in the final 7:31 to stun the Patriots. “If guys didn’t believe in him,” Seattle safety Earl Thomas said, “I guarantee they believe in him now.”
Wilson hit Braylon Edwards on fourth down for a 10-yard TD to get the Seahawks within 23-17. After a pair of holds by Seattle’s defense, Wilson found Rice streaking open on a double move for his third touchdown pass of the game. Steven Hauschka’s extra point gave Seattle the lead and they didn’t look back.
Russell Wilson 16/27 for 293 yards and three touchdowns. Marshawn Lynch had a hard time getting anything going, rushing for only 41 yards on 15 carries. Rice led the team with 3 catches for 81 yards and the go ahead touchdown. Doug Baldwin also had 2 catches for 74 yards and a touchdown.
“I think I’m always comfortable no matter the situation, I think I’m just more experienced,” Wilson said. “Being in those situations you have to trust what you see, you have to be quick with your decisions, but also believe in your decisions and just be decisive with the football.”
“It was a heck of a throw. When I came out of my break, the whole time I was looking at the ball in the air and it was so pretty,” Rice said. “I was just running, I was like ‘You’ve got to catch up to it, you’ve got to catch up to it,’ and I was able to track it down.”
The Seahawks travel to San Francisco Thursday to take on the 49ers.