Originally posted on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 11/11/12
SEATTLE -- It was so much more than a win over the Seattle Seahawks and a loss for the New York Jets. Seattle's 28-7 thumping of the Jets on Sunday at CenturyLink Field was a showcase of teams headed in different directions. The Seahawks won their second straight game and improved to 5-0 at home. With the continuing maturation of rookie quarterback Russell Wilson and the running of Marshawn Lynch, Seattle's postseason goals are very real and very attainable. The Jets fell to 3-6, and looked inept offensively, hampered by poor play from quarterbacks Mark Sanchez and Tim Tebow. Though not much of a compliment and despite having his best outing of the season, Wilson was the best quarterback on the field on Sunday. The first year quarterback completed 12-of-19 passes for 188 and two touchdowns. He hit Golden Tate a 38-yard touchdown pass early in the first half to give Seattle a 7-0 lead. The ball was underthrown and Tate made a tough leaping grab over Jets cornerback Kyle Wilson. Wilson gave the points right back two series later. Trying to scramble to buy time, he was hit by Mike DeVitoe and fumbled the ball away. Muhammad Wilkerson picked it up and raced 21 yards for the touchdown. But that was as close as the Jets would get. Marshawn Lynch scored on a 1-yard touchdown run in the second quarter to push the lead to 14-7. Seattle put the game away in the fourth quarter. Wilson hit Sidney Rice on pretty 31-yard touchdown pass to push the lead to 21-7. Seattle got the ball back immediately when Sanchez had the ball knocked loose by Richard Sherman and the Seahawks recovered. Seattle wasted no time scoring using a trick play. Tate took a lateral from Wilson, sprinted to his left and then fired a wobbly left-handed pass to a wide-pen Rice for a 23-yard touchdown pass. Lynch rushed for 124 yards in the game, going over 1,000 yards for the season. It was the fourth straight 100-yard game for Lynch, tying a franchise record held by Shaun Alexander and set in 2005 The Jets offense never got going, managing just 185 yards of total offense. Sanchez completed just 9-of-24 passes for 124 yards with an interception and was sacked htree times. He finished with a 40.7 quarterback rating. Tim Tebow completed 3-of-3 passes for eight yards. He also rushed four times for 14 yards, but was largely ineffective. Notes: Jets defensive back Isaiah Trufant suffered a knee injury making a tackle on a punt return in the first quarter and never returned to the game. … After completing just 5-of-14 passes for 67 yards and an interception, Mark Sanchez had a passer rating of 22 in the first half. … With his two touchdown passes, Russell Wilson added to his season total of 15, most of the rookie quarterbacks.
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