Quarter notes: Third

In a nutshell: Patriots 20-10. Stephen Gostkowski kicked a 35-yard field goal with 9:21 left in the quarter to extend New England’s lead.

Player of the quarter: Tom Brady. He continued to find the open receiver and move the ball, with three completions on the field-goal drive; two more on the next series; and four on the possession that had reach the Seahawks’ 15 as the quarter ended

Play of the quarter: The Patriots were driving again on their second possession of the quarter, but on a second-and-5 play cornerback Richard Sherman intercepted Brady’s pass at the Seahawks’ 20.

Number of the quarter: 20. As in points. The Patriots hit 20 on their field goal, surpassing the number of points the Seahawks surrendered in their two home games combined (19).

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