Seattle comes from behind to beat New England
Patriots fall into 4-way tie atop AFC East
Russell Wilson completed 16 of 27 passes for 293 yards and three touchdowns as host Seattle overcame a 13-point deficit in the fourth quarter to stun New England, which fell into a four-way tie atop the AFC East.
Sidney Rice caught three passes for 81 yards and made the key play, beating the Patriots secondary and hauling in a 43-yard touchdown pass from Wilson with 1:27 left to give the Seahawks the lead. Braylon Edwards and Doug Baldwin each added a touchdown catch for Seattle, which beat New England for the first time since 1993.
Tom Brady completed a season-high 36 passes in a career-high 58 attempts for 395 yards and a pair of touchdowns but was called for two key intentional grounding penalties and was picked off twice.
Wilson found Edwards with a 10-yard scoring pass to pull the Seahawks within 23-17 with 7:26 left. The Seattle defense forced the Patriots to punt on each of their next two possessions and gave their offense the ball back with 2:38 left.
Marshawn Lynch bulled his way for a first down to keep the drive alive and then Wilson went up top to Rice for the go-ahead touchdown. The defense stepped up again, forcing a pair of incompletions and sacking Brady once on the ensuing drive to clinch it.
GAME NOTEBOOK: Wes Welker’s 6-yard catch in the first quarter gave him a reception for the 100th straight game. … The Patriots went over 350 yards of total offense for the 15th consecutive game - the second-longest streak in NFL history. The Kurt Warner-led St. Louis Rams of 1999-2000 hold the record at 16 games. … Seattle held New England to 87 yards rushing. The Patriots had gone over 200 yards on the ground in each of their previous two games.