Seattle – Russell Wilson throws five more touchdown passes to start his sizzling start. Unknown Second year defensive end LJ Collier made a play that guaranteed to win those five TD tosses.
Collier Com filled Newton at the 1-yard line on the final game, and the Seattle Seahawks thrashed the New England Patriots 35-30 on Sunday night.
Wilson and Newton – two of the main quarterbacks in the NFL – got the spotlight in the Wild Primetime Showcase. Wilson was skilled, giving Seattle a 35-23 lead with less than 5 minutes left.
But Newton took the final minutes and was determined on the play that fell at another Seahawks-Patriots matchup1 in the final seasons.
This time, it’s the Seahawks next door at the ceremony.
“It’s an extraordinary moment for football players and the team. You come or you do not,” said Seattle coach Pete Carroll. “There was so much intensity in that moment. The guys on the field will never forget it.”
Newton led 80 yards out in the closing moments. They had 3 seconds left before N. Keel reached 1 on the pass to Harry. In the last play, Newton tried to drive the power to the left, but Collier defended it in the biggest play of his young career. Newton, who had two running touchdowns in the game, did not come close to the goal line.
With this play by Collier and Jamal Adams it became clear where the Patriots were going.
“Ending it is the hell of a play. Imagine if we had fans here today. It’s still shaking,” Collier said.
The Patriots threw 397 yards, a touchdown and an interception and Newton excelled in his first road game. He ran another 47 yards, but failed to get the last three steps to give New England victory.
“We were in a position to win. When you did, you had to finish and we did not,” Newton said.
Wilson, on the other hand, completed 21 of 28 passes for 288 yards. It was the fourth game of his career with five touchdown passes. Tyler Lockett, DK Metcalfe, David Moore, Freddie Swine and Chris Carson all celebrated in the End Zone. Carson finished last, with a 4:32 left against the Blitz under the 18-yard rainbow toss from Wilson, giving the Seahawks a 35-23 lead.
After winning four TD tosses in Week 1 against Atlanta, Wilson became the first QB to throw four consecutive TDs in Seahawks history.
“They’ve got a great quarterback, we’re happy to play him only once every four years,” said Patriots coach Bill Belichick.
Centurylink field continues to tremble with forgetfulness throughout the night in a normal setting, especially after the final game. The stadium, built for noise due to the COVID-19 pandemic, is empty, with fans celebrating Seattle’s 2-0 improvement at home for the second year in a row.
“You missed all this fun. This game is meant to be played in front of thousands and thousands of people, it’s so special,” Wilson said.
Newton did his part to spoil any celebration. His second TD run pulled New England 35-30 with 2:16 left. It was his eighth career game, with at least two running TDs, setting an NFL record.
Seattle stopped the New England Seahawks three and out after scoring third and 1 and Wilson could not connect with the locket on a deep shot.
Newton needed just five plays with 41 seconds left from New England 19 to Seattle 36. After the penalty, Newton had 18 seconds left and Seattle 13 had 20 seconds left and the pair reconnected in the end zone, but Newton Pass had 9 seconds left. Newton found Harry, but stopped at 1 and New England ended its last period, setting the stage for the final game.
Edelman finished with eight catches for 179 yards.
Metcalfe’s 54-yard TD catch came on Stephen Gilmore, this year’s defensive player. This is the first TD Gilmore has allowed as a primary defender since 2018. Gilmore turned Metcalfe into the shadows most of the night and at one point the two were trapped on a Seattle bench.
“Like I said, it’s a physical game,” Metcalfe said.
White does not
New England’s James White played without running back after his father died Sunday in a car accident in Florida, officials said. The Broward County Sheriff’s Office said in a news release that the wreckage that killed Tyrone White occurred at 1 p.m. in Cooper City, Florida. White, who is the captain of the Miami-Dade Police Department, was pronounced dead at the scene.
Seattle lost startup and backup free security in the first half. Starter Quandre Digs was fired late in the first quarter for hitting a helmet-to-helmet on N Keel Harry of New England. On the fourth and third from Seattle 30, Newton hit Harry on a 13-yard slant. In the violent confrontation Rookie was immediately struck by Diggs, which knocked Harry’s head back. The penalty led to Newton’s 1-yard TD run.
Sheldon Richardson and Quinton Jefferson were the first Seattle players to be sacked since 2017 when they lost at Jacksonville.
Marquis moved to safety from Nickel Cornback to replace Blair Diggs, but was left with a right knee injury in the second quarter. Blair had to help on the field and the team immediately dismissed him. Lano Hill took at free defense with Blair out.
Carol Blair still needs and needs an MRI, but they believe it is a significant injury.
Patriots: Go back home to host Las Vegas.
Seahawks: Next Sunday host Dallas.