2014 DRAFT GUIDE
Seahawks top Jets in 28-7 rout

By TIM BOOTH - AP Sports Writer
    2012-11-12 04:14

SEATTLE (AP) - Golden Tate opened the scoring by leaping over a cornerback to pull in a perfectly placed touchdown pass, then capped the day for Seattle with a TD toss of his own.

In between those bookend moments, the Seahawks did their part in adding another chapter to the tough season of the New York Jets.

``My mindset is any time a get the ball I can make something special happen, a touchdown, a big first down in a crucial moment, a big gain, that's just how I am,'' Tate said.

``That's how I approach every single ball that comes my way because I don't know how many I'm going to get so I want to make the most out of every single ball that comes my way.''

Russell Wilson had two TD passes, before Tate's shot put TD pass to Sidney Rice late in the fourth quarter completed the Seahawks' 28-7 rout of the New York Jets on Sunday.

Tate's 23-yard TD toss to Rice was punctuated by the receiver taking a bow to three sides of CenturyLink Field. It might as well have been a collective bow by the entire Seahawks sideline after a dominating second half.

``We hung tough. We weren't playing very well early and some things happened and we hung tough and kept punching away at it,'' Seattle coach Pete Carroll said. ``We finally put together a real good finish.''

Marshawn Lynch added 124 yards rushing and a 1-yard TD plunge as the Seahawks (6-4) won their second straight, improved to 5-0 at home and sent the Jets to their worst start since 2007.

Lynch also topped 1,000 yards for the season on an 18-yard run, bouncing off tacklers late in the fourth quarter. He has 1,005 for the season.

It was an interesting cap to Seattle's first 10 games. They've struggled on the road, but been perfect at home, setting themselves up for a shot at a playoff run beginning in two weeks at Miami.

Mark Sanchez struggled in his meeting against Seattle coach Pete Carroll, his former coach at USC.

Sanchez threw an interception at the goal line in the first half, then fumbled at the Seattle 32 on a blitz from Richard Sherman and Seattle's Jason Jones recovered in the fourth quarter.

Sanchez finished 9 of 22 for 124 yards. Tim Tebow ran four times for 14 yards, and was 3 of 3 passing for 8 yards. But Tebow was of no help to the offense.

``I don't know how many more losses you can spot somebody before you think you can make the playoffs,'' Jets coach Rex Ryan said. ``It's about a 2 percent chance at making the playoffs with the record we have and we are going to take that shot.''

The Jets finished with just 185 total yards and only 73 in the second half. It's the second time this season the Jets were held under 200 yards of offense.

New York's only touchdown came when Muhammad Wilkerson returned a fumble 21 yards for a touchdown in the first quarter.

Otherwise, it was a bevy of breakdowns, turnovers and poor decisions from the Jets, who are off to their worst start since 2007.

``That is the most frustrating thing because we are missing opportunities and we have them right there,'' Sanchez said. ``We have opportunities to make plays. It's my job to do everything right and put us in the right position and not hurt our team.

``I know we have the talent, I know we have the coaching, it's just a matter of executing and making good decisions.''

Coming off their bye, this was an opportunity for the Jets (3-6) to try and make a late-season charge and reinvigorate an offense that was stymied by Miami in a 30-9 loss before getting a week off.

The performance didn't get any better. In fact, it regressed against Seattle's defense that sacked Sanchez three times.

It looked promising for the Jets when they got their first fumble return for a touchdown since 2009. Mike DeVito hit the scrambling Wilson, who held the ball too long.

The ball bounced into Wilkerson's arms and he rumbled for the TD. It was the first fumble returned for a touchdown against the Seahawks since 2009.

Seattle had more problems holding on to the ball.

Lynch fumbled on the first play of the second quarter at the New York 40, his first lost fumble in a year. Lynch sat on the bench with his headband pulled over his face in disgust.

Lynch's fumble nearly became the turning point for the Jets. Tebow converted a third down with a 3-yard keeper, then Sanchez found Jeremy Kerley for 43 yards to the Seattle 7.

But on third-and-goal Sherman baited Sanchez into throwing across the field, where the Seahawks cornerback stepped in to grab his fourth interception of the season.

``Just trying to play out too long and got greedy,'' Sanchez said. ``That kind of stuff happens when you do that. It's my job to move on to the next play, kick a field goal, get us some points and get out of there.''

Sherman's sack in the fourth quarter was the first of his career. The Seahawks also got a key turnover when Kerley fumbled a punt that was recovered by Kam Chancellor. Seattle capitalized on the turnover and took a 14-7 lead at halftime on Lynch's 1-yard score.

``We've played really consistent football. I'm really proud that we're getting that done,'' Carroll said. ``It hasn't always transpired into a win in some of these close games that we've had, but we've really been steady about the way we're doing things.''

Notes: Lynch is the first Seattle RB to have consecutive 1,000-yard seasons since Shaun Alexander. ... Seattle has won the past two meetings vs. Jets after losing the previous five. ... Rice had his first 2 TD game since Dec. 5, 2010, while with Minnesota vs. Buffalo. ... Jets RB Shone Greene rushed for 58 yards, but had just six carries in the second half.

---

Online: http://pro32.ap.org/poll and http://twitter.com/AP-NFL

Fantasy Football Player Notes RSS FeedPLAYER NOTES

Dwayne AllenNov 23 12:42p

Indianapolis Colts TE Dwayne Allen (ankle) is inactive Sunday, Nov. 23, for Week 12.

Trent WilliamsNov 23 12:32p

Washington Redskins OT Trent Williams (ankle, knee) is not expected to play in Week 12 because of his injuries.

Danny LansanahNov 23 12:22p

Tampa Bay Buccaneers LB Danny Lansanah is moving from strongside linebacker to weakside linebacker in place of LB Lavonte David (hamstring). LB Orie Lemon will start at strongside linebacker.

Greg JenningsNov 23 11:52a

Minnesota Vikings WR Greg Jennings (rib) is active for the team's Week 12 game.

Blidi Wreh-WilsonNov 23 11:52a

The Tennessee Titans have declared CB Blidi Wreh-Wilson, QB Charlie Whitehurst, WR Kris Durham, CB Marqueston Huff, TE Richard Gordon, DL Ropati Pitoitua, OT Will Svitek inactive for Week 12.

Arian FosterNov 23 11:42a

The Houston Texans have declared RB Arian Foster, WR DeVier Posey, OT Jeff Adams, S Josh Aubrey, CB Kareem Jackson, LB Max Bullough, QB Tom Savage inactive for Week 12.

Andre BranchNov 23 11:42a

The Jacksonville Jaguars have declared DL Andre Branch, LB Jeremiah George, WR Mike Brown, OT Sam Young, RB Storm Johnson, CB Teddy Williams, OG Tyler Shatley inactive for Week 12.

Crezdon ButlerNov 23 11:42a

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have declared CB C.J. X. Wilson, CB Crezdon Butler, DL Da'Quan Bowers, OT Kevin Pamphile, LB Lavonte David, RB Mike James, WR Robert Herron inactive for Week 12.

Jordan CameronNov 23 11:42a

The Cleveland Browns have declared TE Jordan Cameron, LB Karlos Dansby, WR Marlon Moore, CB Pierre Desir, DB Robert Nelson, WR Rodney Smith, OT Vinston Painter inactive for Week 12.

Rex BurkheadNov 23 11:42a

The Cincinnati Bengals have declared CB Chris Lewis-Harris, WR Dane Sanzenbacher, WR Greg Little, DL Margus Hunt, RB Rex Burkhead, OT Tanner Hawkinson, LB Vontaze Burfict inactive for Week 12.

Dwayne AllenNov 23 11:42a

The Indianapolis Colts have declared TE Dwayne Allen, OT Gosder Cherilus, CB Greg Toler, DL Kelcy Quarles, C Khaled Holmes, OG Lance Louis, NT Zachariah Kerr inactive for Week 12.

Arian FosterNov 23 11:33a

Houston Texans RB Arian Foster (groin) is out Sunday, Nov. 23, for Week 12.

Brandon WattsNov 23 11:32a

The Minnesota Vikings have declared OT Austin Wentworth, LB Brandon Watts, OG David Yankey, RB Matt Asiata, LB Michael Mauti, DL Sharrif Floyd, FB Zach Line inactive for Week 12.

Dennis KellyNov 23 11:32a

The Philadelphia Eagles have declared OT Dennis Kelly, DB Jaylen Watkins, WR Jeff Maehl, OG Julian Vandervelde, QB Nick Foles, CB Rashad Carmichael, DE Taylor Hart inactive for Week 12.

Josh GordonNov 23 11:22a

Cleveland Browns WR Josh Gordon will not receive a fine or suspension for pleading guilty to driving under the influence charge in North Carolina, according to a source.

Reggie BushNov 23 11:12a

Detroit Lions RB Reggie Bush (ankle) was not spotted during early warmups Sunday, Nov. 23, and he's unlikely to play in Week 12.

Lavonte DavidNov 23 10:52a

Tampa Bay Buccaneers LB Lavonte David (hamstring) will miss the first game of his career Sunday, Nov. 23, as he's out for Week 12.

Larry FitzgeraldNov 23 10:32a

Arizona Cardinals WR Larry Fitzgerald (knee) 'needs a miracle' to play Sunday, Nov. 23, according to a source.

R. Griffin IIINov 23 10:12a

Washington Redskins QB Robert Griffin III's point of emphasis is to get the ball out quickly Sunday, Nov. 23. Head coach Jay Gruden has dumbed down the offense to [ More ]

Julius ThomasNov 23 10:02a

Denver Broncos TE Julius Thomas (ankle) is unlikely to play Sunday, Nov. 23, in Week 12.

Ben TateNov 23 09:52a

Minnesota Vikings RB Ben Tate will be active Sunday, Nov. 23, and have a role in Week 12. RB Matt Asiata will be inactive.

Lamar MillerNov 23 09:52a

Miami Dolphins RB Lamar Miller (shoulder, knee) will play Sunday, Nov. 23, according to a source.

Josh GordonNov 23 09:22a

Cleveland Browns WR Josh Gordon is expected to play 20-30 snaps Sunday, Nov. 23.

Jonas GrayNov 23 09:22a

New England Patriots RB Jonas Gray will play Sunday, Nov. 23, after being late to practice Friday, Nov. 21. He'll split carries with RB LeGarrette Blount in Week 12.

Reggie BushNov 22 05:32p

Detroit Lions RB Reggie Bush (ankle) is likely out for Week 12 and is targeting the Thanksgiving Day game Thursday, Nov. 27, to return.

Marcel ReeceNov 22 04:42p

Oakland Raiders FB Marcel Reece earned more carries after his performance in Week 12 Thursday, Nov. 20. Reece rushed for 46 yards during a crucial 17-play, 80-yard drive late [ More ]

Arian FosterNov 22 04:22p

Houston Texans RB Arian Foster (groin) is highly unlikely to suit up Sunday, Nov. 23, for Week 12.

Josh GordonNov 22 01:32p

Cleveland Browns WR Josh Gordon was officially activated from the exempt/commissioner permission list Saturday, Nov. 22. In a subsequent move, the team waived LB Keith Pough.

A.J. JenkinsNov 22 12:42p

The Kansas City Chiefs have placed WR A.J. Jenkins (shoulder) on the Reserve/Injured list.

Charles ClayNov 21 05:52p

Miami Dolphins TE Charles Clay (knee) did not practice Friday, Nov. 21, and he is doubtful for Week 12 against the Denver Broncos. Clay suffered a setback in practice [ More ]

Arian FosterNov 21 05:32p

Houston Texans RB Arian Foster (groin) did not practice Friday, Nov. 21, and is questionable for Week 12 against the Cincinnati Bengals. Head coach Bill O'Brien said Foster would [ More ]

Jason AvantNov 21 04:52p

The Kansas City Chiefs will sign free-agent WR Jason Avant (Panthers), according to a source. Avant worked out for the team Friday, Nov. 21.

RSS Feeds

NFL News:
 
Player Notes:
 
Forum Posts:
 

© 2014 RealTime Fantasy Sports, Inc.
Email Us  ·  Call Us 636.447.1170  ·  Lost Password
Advertising represented by USA Today Sports Media Group