The Seahawks shocked the Patriots on Sunday when receiver Sidney Rice pulled in a game-winning touchdown with less than two minutes to go in the fourth quarter.
With an entire quarter left in play, the Seahawks didn’t have much hope of beating the New England Patriots, trailing by 13, but the Seattle team didn’t let the Patriots shut them down, reports The Seattle Post-Intelligencer.
With 13:43 left in the game, Tom Brady and the offensive line were six yards away from their end zone when the veteran quarterback threw an interception. Seattle safety Earl Thomas snagged the ball in the end zone and ran it in the other direction for 23 yards.
The final 9:21 of the game gave the 68,137 fans at Seattle’s rainy CenturyLink Field a show, as the Seahawks rallied from a 23-10 deficit to overcome the Patriots in the final minutes of the game.
With the help of their rookie quarterback’s un-rookie-like leadership, the Seahawks edged the Patriots 24 to 23, beating the NFL’s top-ranked offense.
The Boston Herald notes that the Seahawks’ rookie quarterback Russell Wilson found Sidney Rice for a 46-yard score with 1:18 left in the game, giving them the winning score and effectively erasing a 13-point, fourth-quarter deficit.
The New England Patriots were unable to get a first down on either of their last two drives to prevent the Seahawks from taking over the game. Because of Seattle’s win, the Pats are now 3-3 for the first six games of the season.
Were you surprised to see the Seattle Seahawks beat the New England Patriots 24-23?