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10/14/2012 9:19 PM EDT
Wilson leads Seattle past Patriots 24-23
SEATTLE 24, NEW ENGLAND 23

By TIM BOOTH
AP Sports Writer

SEATTLE (AP) -- Tom Brady and the best offense in the NFL got
upstaged by an undersized rookie.



In the final minutes, it was Russell Wilson and the Seattle
Seahawks making all the big plays.



"If guys didn't believe in him," Seattle safety Earl Thomas
said, "I guarantee they believe in him now."



Wilson found Sidney Rice behind the secondary for a 46-yard
touchdown with 1:18 remaining, and the Seahawks rallied for 14
points in the final 7:31 to stun the New England Patriots 24-23
Sunday.



The matchup between the Patriots' No. 1 ranked offense and
Seattle's No. 1 defense instead turned in to a starring
performance for Wilson. And a shocking rally that gave Pete
Carroll a win in the first matchup against the franchise he
coached for three seasons in the late 1990s. Carroll was
bouncing around the sideline in celebration after one of his
biggest pro victories.



"I hadn't even thought about that. That was a long time ago and
there have been a lot of games," Carroll said. "I really love
Robert Kraft, he's a great man and he's been great throughout
the years about our separation of sorts. I respect the heck out
of him. But I'm a competitor and, heck yeah, I want to win
against those guys."



Wilson hit Braylon Edwards on fourth down for a 10-yard TD to
get the Seahawks within 23-17. After a pair of holds by
Seattle's defense, Wilson found Rice streaking open on a double
move for his third touchdown pass of the game. Steven Hauschka's
extra point gave Seattle (4-2) the lead with 78 seconds
remaining.



Brady had a final chance to make up for all the opportunities
the Patriots (3-3) squandered. Starting at his 20 with 1:14
left, Brady missed Brandon Lloyd then was sacked by Jason Jones,
the first sack all day by Seattle. His pass for Aaron Hernandez,
back after being out since Week 2 with an ankle injury, was
incomplete, and Wes Welker was stopped short on fourth down.



Seattle's winning touchdown came after Carroll showed confidence
in his defense. The Seahawks went three-and-out with 3:20 left
and Carroll risked never seeing the ball again and punted.



Even though Seattle had three timeouts and the two-minute
warning, it was still a risky proposition.



"I wasn't surprised. As a defense we want the game on our
shoulders," Seattle linebacker Bobby Wagner said. "We have the
confidence in us; we know Pete has the confidence in us."



Seattle forced the Patriots into just their fifth three-and-out
of the season and only 14 seconds elapsed before Zoltan Mesko
punted. Leon Washington returned the punt 25 yards and Seattle
started its winning drive at its 43.



Wilson faked a handoff and looked deep. Rice was on an option
route, and the coverage directed Rice to the middle. After
faking to the outside, he was wide open.



"It was a heck of a throw. When I came out of my break, the
whole time I was looking at the ball in the air and it was so
pretty," Rice said. "I was just running, I was like `You've got
to catch up to it, you've got to catch up to it,' and I was able
to track it down."



Wilson finished 16 of 27 for 293 yards, the best day of his
young career. He added Brady to an impressive list of
quarterbacks he's topped this year: Tony Romo, Aaron Rodgers and
Cam Newton. It was also the fifth time in six games Wilson found
himself in a late drive with the game on the line.



"I think I'm always comfortable no matter the situation, I think
I'm just more experienced," Wilson said. "Being in those
situations you have to trust what you see, you have to be quick
with your decisions, but also believe in your decisions and just
be decisive with the football."



Brady finished 36 of 58 for 395 yards and touchdown passes of 1
yard to Hernandez and 46 yards to Welker in the first half.
Welker had 10 catches for 138 yards, his fourth straight game
over 100. Brady topped 300 yards passing for the 49th time, but
was intercepted in the second half by Richard Sherman and Thomas
after going 179 attempts without being picked off. One of
Brady's interceptions came in the end zone, yet another
squandered chance by the Patriots.



New England came away with just one touchdown in six trips
inside Seattle's 20. The most damaging came at the end of the
first half when coach Bill Belichick opted to throw with 6
seconds remaining instead of kicking the field goal from the
Seattle 3. Brady was flagged for intentional grounding and the
ensuing time runoff ended the half.



"You lose by one point and here are a lot of things we could
have done better to not be in that situation," Brady said.



Seattle's defense gave up a season-high 475 yards after not
allowing any of its first five opponents to top 300. The
Patriots went eight consecutive drives without punting, and ran
85 offensive plays to the Seahawks' 55, yet could not get the
touchdowns to put Seattle away.



NOTES: Hall of Fame DT Cortez Kennedy had his No. 96 retired
during a halftime ceremony. He joins Steve Largent (No. 80),
Walter Jones (No. 71) and Seattle's 12th Man crowd (No. 12) as
the only retired jerseys in team history. ... Lynch's 41 yards
were his fewest since Week 8 of 2011, when he was held to 24
yards by Cincinnati. ... Brady's 58 pass attempts were most ever
against Seattle.



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