Originally published Sunday, October 2, 2011 at 8:39 PM

Seahawks' two-minute drill

A quick look at Sunday's Seahawks-Falcons game.

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Players of the game

• Seahawks QB Tarvaris Jackson passed for a career-high 319 yards and three touchdowns, his most in one game since December 2008. He completed 17 of24 passes in the second half.

• Atlanta's Matt Ryan passed for 291 yards, but the most important stat was that he was 7 for 12 on third down for six first downs. Third-down productivity was the biggest factor in the Falcons' victory.

• Falcons rookie receiver Julio Jones caught 11 passes for 127 yards. Only seven players have caught more passes against Seattle in a game.

Play of the game

Seahawks kicker Steven Hauschka's attempt at a winning field goal was admittedly a longshot. In fact, it was the longest field goal any Seahawk has attempted and 7 yards longer than any kick Hauschka has made. His kick was a line drive that never got enough altitude to have a chance. It landed short and to the left.

Turning point

Seattle switched to a no-huddle offense in the third quarter, which helped jump-start the offense. Seattle's first four possessions of the second half produced 21 points.

Seahawks surprises

• The Seahawks, who had allowed 14 sacks in the first 10 quarters of the season, have not given up a sack in the past six quarters.

• Ryan, the Falcons' QB, had more rushing yards than Seattle in the first half, 17-5.

By the numbers

145 Minutes Seattle went without a passing touchdown, a drought that lasted from Doug Baldwin's 55-yard TD reception in the season opener at San Francisco to Sidney Rice's 52-yard scoring catch in the second quarter Sunday.

67 Points Seattle has allowed in the first half this season.

30 Points the Seahawks have given up in the second half.

1 Second-half touchdown Seattle's defense has allowed all season.


Seahawks — LB Matt McCoy suffered a knee injury in the first quarter that is considered serious. WR Mike Williams suffered a concussion in the third quarter and did not return. DL Anthony Hargrove and LB Malcolm Smith suffered hamstring injuries.


Coach Pete Carroll: "Last week was terrific to get the win. ... I think we grew more today, and we understand what we can do better."


Sept. 11 @49ers L, 33-17
Sept. 18 @Steelers L, 24-0
Sept. 25 Cardinals W, 13-10
Oct. 2 Falcons L, 30-28
Oct. 9 @Giants 10 a.m.
Oct. 23 @Browns 10 a.m.
Oct. 30 Bengals 1:15 p.m.
Nov. 6 @Cowboys 10 a.m.
Nov. 13 Ravens 1:05 p.m.
Nov. 20 @Rams 1:05 p.m.
Nov. 27 Redskins 1:05 p.m.
Dec. 1 Eagles 5:20 p.m.
Dec. 12 Rams 5:30 p.m.
Dec. 18 @Bears 10 a.m.
Dec. 24 49ers 1:15 p.m.
Jan. 1 @Cardinals 1:15 p.m.

Danny O'Neil

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