Game in Review: Seahawks 22, Ravens 17
Posted by Danny O'Neil
Players of the game
Seattle running back Marshawn Lynch rushed 32 times for 109 yards. His only two 100-yard regular-season rushing games as a Seahawk have come the past two weeks.
Seahawks kicker Steven Hauschka made five field goals, matching the franchise record shared by three other players.
Baltimore tight end Ed Dickson caught 10 passes and scored Baltimore's only two touchdowns of the game.
Play of the game
If players still wore jockstraps, linebacker Ray Lewis' would have been around his ankles after Marshawn Lynch faked him out with 3 minutes to play. The Seahawks faced third-and-five and had the ball at the Baltimore 46 with 3:10 remaining. Lynch caught a quick pass from Tarvaris Jackson and then made Lewis and his Baltimore teammate Jarret Johnson miss the tackle. Badly. It was the first of three consecutive first downs Lynch converted.
Seattle's lead was down to five points and the Seahawks were a down away from having to punt the ball back to Baltimore with more than 4 minutes remaining. Facing third-and-5, Jackson completed a pass to Golden Tate for a 24-yard gain. It was the first of four first downs the Seahawks gained, which allowed Seattle to run the clock out.
The Seahawks scored their first first-quarter touchdown since Oct. 9.
Seattle scored 10 points in the first quarter against the Ravens, who had allowed 13 first-quarter points total in the first eight games of the season.
The Seahawks were called for 13 penalties, their most in any game since Sept. 9, 2002.
By the numbers
52 - passes attempted by Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco, a career-high.
19 - points Seattle scored in the first half against Baltimore.
9 - points Seattle scored in the first half of its previous three games combined.
Seahawks: Safety Kam Chancellor and receivers Sidney Rice and Doug Baldwin all left the game because of concussions. Safety Atari Bigby and defensive lineman Anthony Hargrove suffered hamstring injuries. Guard John Moffitt suffered an injury to his right knee in the first quarter and will undergo further tests on Monday.
Coach Pete Carroll: "For this football team, this was a fantastic accomplishment for us, and we really needed this."
Dec 24 - 6:10 AM Looking back: Revisiting Sunday's scouting report
Dec 24 - 1:09 AM Seahawks' scoring binge
Dec 24 - 1:01 AM Video: Summing Seattle's victory
Dec 24 - 12:58 AM Video: Russell Wilson post-game comments
Dec 24 - 12:21 AM Rookie passing roll call