Russell Wilson threw five touchdown passes and the Seattle Seahawks defeated the New England Patriots 35-30 on Sunday night at CenturyLink Field.
Tied 14-14 at the half, the pivot opened the machine in the last two quarters. The “Pats” followed suit, but they failed in the last moments of the meeting. Just one yard from the end zone, quarterback Cam Newton tried to score his third touchdown, but the Seahawks' defense got the job done.
Wilson was brilliant, completing 21 of 28 attempted passes for 288 yards. He also showed diversity with his targets for majors, as five of his teammates caught one of his stints in the pay zone.
For his part, Newton did very well despite the setback. The New England newcomer had 68% of his passes for 397 yards and a touchdown. He also ran with the ball 11 times for 47 yards and two majors.
The other success of the losing team was achieved thanks to Devin McCourty's theft.
James White absent for good reason
“Pats” running back James White was scheduled to face the Seahawks, but his father Tyrone died in a traffic accident earlier in the day, while his mother is in critical condition in hospital.
According to the FOX Sports 640 radio station, the player in question withdrew from the meeting upon learning the sad news. White's father was a police officer in the city of Miami. The circumstances surrounding the collision were not specified.
The running back had accumulated 52 yards on offense during his first game of the season on September 13 against the Miami Dolphins.