Seahawks pull surprise victory
November 13, 2011, 6:36 pm
Steven Hauschka matched a franchise record with five field goals, Marshawn Lynch scored Seattle's only touchdown on a 1-yard plunge, and the Seahawks forced three turnovers in a surprising 22-17 win over the Ravens on Sunday.
Hauschka kicked field goals of 22, 38, 39, 35 and 30 yards. Tarvaris Jackson was 17 of 27 for 217 yards and Lynch had 109 yards rushing and another 58 receiving as Seattle snapped a three-game losing streak. The Seahawks also picked up their second victory over a division-leader this season after beating the New York Giants in early October.
Baltimore had a chance with a 10-play, 65-yard drive, helped along by two defensive penalties and capped by Flacco's 11-yard TD pass to tight end Ed Dickson with 5:52 remaining, cutting the lead to 22-17. Flacco set a career-high in attempts, while Dickson had a career-high with 10 catches and two touchdowns, including a second-quarter TD catch from Rice.
But Flacco and the Ravens never got the ball back. Following the score, Seattle faced third-and-5 at its 25 and Jackson found Golden Tate for 24 yards with 4:37 left. The Seahawks got another third-down conversion when Lynch took a short pass and faked out both Ray Lewis and Jarret Johnson to get the needed yards. Seattle ran out the clock, finally taking a knee at the Ravens 17 as the final seconds ticked away.
After Lynch's 1-yard TD run on Seattle's second possession, the Seahawks got inside the Baltimore 25 on five other occasions, settling for field goals each time.
That proved to be enough thanks to Seattle's stout defense and special teams mistakes by the Ravens. Along with Reed's two fumbles, Cundiff missed field-goal attempts of 52 and 50 yards in the first half.
Seattle also forced a turnover when rookie K.J. Wright dropped off the line, batted Flacco's pass for Anquan Boldin into the air and into the arms of David Hawthorne, who returned the interception inside the Ravens 10 and lead to another Hauschka field goal.
Up next for the Seahawks... a trip to St. Louis and take on the Rams. Pre-game at 10am, Kickoff at 1:05pm. Catch every play live here on your home of the Seattle Seahawks Sports Radio 750 The Game.