Quarter notes: Fourth

Richard Sherman

Cornerback Richard Sherman registers a sack and forces a fumble of Jets QB Mark Sanchez

In a nutshell: Seahawks 28-7. The Seahawks atoned for the lack of productivity in the third quarter by scoring on the third play of the fourth quarter – as Sidney Rice made his first catch of the game a lunging 31-yarder of a Russell Wilson pass with cornerback Ellis Lankster all over him. The TD pass capped a seven-play, 81-yard drive that began in the third quarter, but also included a 17-yard run by Marshawn Lynch on the second play of the fourth quarter. The Seahawks came right back as cornerback Richard Sherman got a fumble-forcing sack that was recovered by Jason Jones and six plays later – on a first-and-goal from the 23 – wide receiver Golden Tate threw a TD pass to Rice.

Player of the quarter: Rice. He hadn’t caught a pass in the first three quarter, then caught two TD passes in the final quarter.

Plays of the quarter: Sherman’s sack, of course. But also Tate’s TD pass. Talk about going deep into the playbook, on both sides of the ball.

Number of the quarter: 6. As in six victories. The last time the Seahawks were 6-4 was in 2007, which also in the last time they finished with a winning record.


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