Powered by 288 yards from Russell Wilson, and a total team offensive output of 429 yards, the Seattle Seahawks topped the New England Patriots in a thrilling 35-30 victory, Monday, Sep. 21, 2020 in CenturyLink Field in Seattle. The Seahawks rushing game contributed to this with with 154 yards and zero rushing touchdowns, to support a 288 yards, five touchdowns effort by Russell Wilson.
Wilson finished the game with five touchdowns, completing 21 of 28 passes. At the end of the day, he finished with 288 yards and one interception, and a passer rating of 132.10.
Chris Carson and Carlos Hyde led the rushing game for the Seahawks. Carson rushed for 72 yards from carrying the football 17 times. Carson was helped by Hyde who carried the football five times for a total of 22 yards. In the passing game, Wilson was most successful throwing the ball to Tyler Lockett and DK Metcalf. Lockett caught seven passes for a total of 67 yards, while Metcalf contributed with 92 yards from four passes.
On the defensive side of the football, the Seahawks produced no forced fumbles, zero tackles for loss, one sack and zero defensive touchdowns.
On the losing side of the game, Cam Newton of the Patriots ended the day with one touchdown, along with 397 yards, one interception, and a 94.60 passer rating.
The Patriots’ rushing game was led by Rex Burkhead and Sony Michel. For the game, Burkhead carried the ball six times, rushed for two yards, and zero touchdowns. Michel supplemented and carried the ball a total of seven times for a total of 19 yards. Meanwhile Damiere Byrd and Julian Edelman were the top 2 aerial passing targets for the Patriots. Byrd caught six passes from Newton for a total of 72 yards, while Edelman contributed with 179 yards from eight passes.
For the game, the Patriots defensive effort yielded zero forced fumbles, three tackles for loss and two sacks. This was not enough to help their team to a victory.
After this game, the Seahawks improved to a record of 1-0, while the Patriots dropped to a 0-1 record. After the win, the Seahawks now have a 1-0 record, compared to the Patriots who now have 0-1 record.