Seahawks shred Patriots defense, stuff Cam Newton late to secure 35-30 thriller

SEATTLE, WASHINGTON - SEPTEMBER 20: Russell Wilson #3 of the Seattle Seahawks looks to pass during the second half against the New England Patriots at CenturyLink Field on September 20, 2020 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Abbie Parr/Getty Images)SEATTLE, WASHINGTON - SEPTEMBER 20: Russell Wilson #3 of the Seattle Seahawks looks to pass during the second half against the New England Patriots at CenturyLink Field on September 20, 2020 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Abbie Parr/Getty Images)
<p class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.8em)–sm" type="text" content="Cam Newton’s New England Patriots were game on Sunday.” data-reactid=”23″>Cam Newton’s New England Patriots were game on Sunday.

But Russell Wilson’s Seattle Seahawks simply had too much firepower in a fireworks-laden, 35-30 win. Seattle’s offense was elite and its defense good enough on a last-second goal-line stop of Newton to secure the win.

<p class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.8em)–sm" type="text" content="Wilson’s night got off to a rough start, as he threw a pick six to Devin McCourty on the opening drive to set up the Patriots with a 7-0 lead. But from that point on, he was nearly flawless in an aerial clinic that the Patriots had no answer for. New England kept things close, thanks mostly to a big game from Newton.” data-reactid=”25″>Wilson’s night got off to a rough start, as he threw a pick six to Devin McCourty on the opening drive to set up the Patriots with a 7-0 lead. But from that point on, he was nearly flawless in an aerial clinic that the Patriots had no answer for. New England kept things close, thanks mostly to a big game from Newton.

They rallied to set up a goal line play from the one-yard line with two seconds remaining. But Newton’s plunge to the end zone fell short, and the Seahawks secured the win.

Wilson has always been one of the league’s most gifted signal-callers. But now that he’s surrounded by a corps of big-time playmakers, Seattle’s offense has leveled up. The New England Patriots bore witness on Sunday as Wilson shredded last year’s No. 1 defense to the tune of five touchdowns.

The rest of the NFL? You’re officially on notice.

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