dangolka (CBS) — The 2020 Patriots have been handed their first lack of the season. And it got here in unbelievably dramatic vogue.
It was an entertaining back-and-forth contest on Sunday Night time Soccer, however Russell Wilson’s Seahawks proved to be a little bit bit an excessive amount of for the Patriots to deal with, with Seattle profitable 35-30 — and profitable by a yard.
The Seahawks confronted a third-and-1 from their very own 31-yard line with 1:55 left within the fourth quarter, holding on to a five-point lead. Seattle dialed up a deep cross, which fell incomplete, resulting in a punt that gave New England an opportunity to win the sport with a late landing drive.
Cam Newton and Co. took over at their very own 19-yard line and so they drove all the best way to the Seattle 1-yard line. However Newton’s dashing try from the purpose line was unsuccessful, and the Seahawks got here away with the narrowest of victories.
Newton accomplished 30 of his 44 passes for 397 yards with one landing and one interception. Newton additionally rushed for 2 extra touchdowns.
Wilson accomplished 21 of his 28 passes for 288 yards with 5 touchdowns and one interception.
The Patriots scored first when a Greg Olsen couldn’t make a easy catch, deflecting the ball into the air. Devin McCourty swooped in and picked it off, returning it 43 yards for a landing simply 1:12 into the sport.
Wilson and the Seahawks responded, although, with a 13-play, 75-yard landing drive, which was capped off by a spectacular landing cross from Wilson to Tyler Lockett.
When the Patriots’ offense lastly took the sphere for its first snap with 5:21 left within the first quarter, they marched on a protracted landing drive of their very own. After being dominated down contained in the 1-yard line, Newton ran for a second straight time on the purpose line and scored, giving New England a 14-7 lead.
The Seahawks tied the sport later within the second when D.Okay. Metcalf hauled in a protracted bomb from Wilson. Metcalf beat Stephon Gilmore to make the 54-yard landing catch.
The Patriots regained the lead on their opening drive of the second half, after Jamal Adams tackled Newton on the line of scrimmage on a third-and-goal, thus forcing a brief discipline purpose for Nick Folks.
The Seahawks took a 21-17 lead on the following possession, with David Moore twirling on the pylon to make an amazing 38-yard landing reception.
Newton threw an interception on the subsequent route, and the Seahawks made it damage when Wilson hit Freddie Swain on a crossing route by way of site visitors for an all-too-easy 21-yard landing. Busted protection led to Swain operating free by way of the protection for that rating, which put the Seahawks up 28-17.
The Patriots responded, with Newton connecting with Julian Edelman for 49 yards to begin their subsequent drive. After Newton picked up a dashing first down close to the purpose line, he threw a landing cross to Jakob Johnson to shrink Seattle’s lead. A Newton rush for the two-point conversion try failed, leaving the rating at 28-23 in favor of the Seahawks with a little bit over 14 minutes left to play.
After the 2 groups exchanged punts, although, the Seahawks launched into a 65-yard drive that ended with Chris Carson burning previous Adrian Phillips and making an 18-yard landing reception to place Seattle up 35-23.
The Patriots’ offense responded as soon as extra, sparked by Newton hitting Edelman for 33 yards to arrange the Patriots close to the purpose line. Newton did the honors from there, dashing for his second landing of the sport for the second straight week to chop Seattle’s result in 5.
Seahawks security Quandre Diggs was ejected from the sport late within the first quarter after delivering a helmet-to-helmet hit on N’Keal Harry.
Patriots operating again James White didn’t play, after studying that his father died in an vehicle accident earlier on Sunday.
The Patriots will head again dwelling and host the Las Vegas Raiders subsequent weekend at Gillette Stadium.