Quarter notes: Fourth

In a nutshell: Seahawks 24-23. The Patriots got a field goal to go up by 13 with 9:21 to play. But the Seahawks came back to score a TD with 7:21 remaining and then added the game-winner – on Russell Wilson’s 46-yard pass to Sidney Rice – with 1:18 left.

Player of the quarter: Wilson. The Seahawks rookie QB made the plays in the quarter that allowed his team to pull this one out.

Play of the quarter: Wilson’s TD pass to Rice, which came as he lofted the ball toward the end zone and Rice was able to run under it.

Almost play of the quarter: Facing a fourth-and-3 from the Patriots’ 10, the Seahawks not only went for it, but they went to Braylon Edwards in the left side of the end zone. Edwards caught the pass from Russell Wilson despite being interfered with by Patriots cornerback Alfonso Dennard. Edwards had caught six passes in the first five games.

Overlooked play of the quarter: The Seahawks had the ball in Patriots’ territory, thanks to a 40-yard pass interference penalty, and apparently a first down on Wilson’s 7-yard pass to tight end Zach Miller to the 30. But Miller lost the ball while fighting to get the first down and the Patriots recovered the fumble.

Number of the quarter: 1. As in the NFL’s No. 1 defense found a way to finally get the best of the NFL’s No. 1 offense with the game on the line.


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