(SEATTLE) — The Seattle Seahawks have a rookie quarterback and young talent, but they are playing like veterans.
The Seahawks remained unbeaten at home by thrashing the New York Jets 28-7 at CenturyLink Field on Sunday.
Seattle (6-4) turned a tight game into a blowout in the fourth quarter, getting touchdown passes from Russell Wilson and wide receiver Golden Tate on a gadget play.
“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.”
The Jets (3-6) lost their third straight, and are off to their worst start since 2007. “I don’t know how many more losses you can spot somebody before you think can make the playoffs,” Jets coach Rex Ryan said. “It’s about a two-percent chance at making the playoffs with the record we have and we are going to take that shot.”
Seattle running back Marshawn Lynch rushed for 124 yards, and his one-yard touchdown plunge put the Seahawks up 14-7 in the second quarter. That score would hold until the home team busted out in the fourth.
Jets quarterback Mark Sanchez struggled, completing only nine passes for 124 yards. New York also committed two turnovers.
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