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SEATTLE - Tom Brady and the best offence in the NFL got upstaged by an
undersized rookie. Andrew Luck Nike Jersey . In the final
minutes, it was Russell Wilson and the Seattle Seahawks making all the big
plays. “If guys didnt believe in him,” Seattle safety Earl Thomas said, “I
guarantee they believe in him now.” Wilson found Sidney Rice behind the
secondary for a 46-yard touchdown with 1:18 remaining, and the Seahawks rallied
for 14 points in the final 7:31 to stun the New England Patriots 24-23 Sunday.
The matchup between the Patriots No. 1 ranked offence and Seattles No. 1 defence
instead turned in to a starring performance for Wilson. And a shocking rally
that gave Pete Carroll a win in the first matchup against the franchise he
coached for three seasons in the late 1990s. Carroll was bouncing around the
sideline in celebration after one of his biggest pro victories. “I hadnt even
thought about that. That was a long time ago and there have been a lot of
games,” Carroll said. “I really love Robert Kraft, hes a great man and hes been
great throughout the years about our separation of sorts. I respect the heck out
of him. But Im a competitor and, heck yeah, I want to win against those guys.”
Wilson hit Braylon Edwards on fourth down for a 10-yard TD to get the Seahawks
within 23-17. After a pair of holds by Seattles defence, Wilson found Rice
streaking open on a double move for his third touchdown pass of the game.
Steven Hauschkas extra point gave Seattle (4-2) the lead with 78 seconds
remaining. Brady had a final chance to make up for all the opportunities the
Patriots (3-3) squandered. Starting at his 20 with 1:14 left, Brady missed
Brandon Lloyd then was sacked by Jason Jones, the first sack all day by Seattle.
His pass for Aaron Hernandez, back after being out since Week 2 with an ankle
injury, was incomplete, and Wes Welker was stopped short on fourth down.
Seattles winning touchdown came after Carroll showed confidence in his defence.
The Seahawks went three-and-out with 3:20 left and Carroll risked never seeing
the ball again and punted. Even though Seattle had three timeouts and the
two-minute warning, it was still a risky proposition. “I wasnt surprised. As a
defence we want the game on our shoulders,” Seattle linebacker Bobby Wagner
said. “We have the confidence in us; we know Pete has the confidence in us.”
Seattle forced the Patriots into just their fifth three-and-out of the season
and only 14 seconds elapsed before Zoltan Mesko punted. Leon Washington returned
the punt 25 yards and Seattle started its winning drive at its 43. Wilson faked
a handoff and looked deep. Rice was on an option route, and the coverage
directed Rice to the middle. After faking to the outside, he was wide open. “It
was a heck of a throw. When I came out of my break, the whole time I was looking
at the ball in the air and it was so pretty,” Rice said. “I was just running, I
was like Youve got to catch up to it, youve got to catch up to it, and I was
able to track it down.” Wilson finished 16 of 27 for 293 yards, the best day of
his young career. He added Brady to an impressive list of quarterbacks hes
topped this year: Tony Romo, Aaron Rodgers and Cam Newton. It was also the fifth
time in six games Wilson found himself in a late drive with the game on the
line. “I think Im always comfortable no matter the situation, I think Im just
more experienced,” Wilson said. “Being in those situations you have to trust
what you see, you have to be quick with your decisions, but also believe in your
decisions and just be decisive with the football.” Brady finished 36 of 58 for
395 yards and touchdown passes of 1 yard to Hernandez and 46 yards to Welker in
the first half. Welker had 10 catches for 138 yards, his fourth straight game
over 100. Brady topped 300 yards passing for the 49th time, but was intercepted
in the second half by Richard Sherman and Thomas after going 179 attempts
without being picked off. One of Bradys interceptions came in the end zone, yet
another squandered chance by the Patriots. New England came away with just one
touchdown in six trips inside Seattles 20. The most damaging came at the end of
the first half when coach Bill Belichick opted to throw with 6 seconds remaining
instead of kicking the field goal from the Seattle 3. Brady was flagged for
intentional grounding and the ensuing time runoff ended the half. “You lose by
one point and here are a lot of things we could have done better to not be in
that situation,” Brady said. Seattles defence gave up a season-high 475 yards
after not allowing any of its first five opponents to top 300. The Patriots went
eight consecutive drives without punting, and ran 85 offensive plays to the
Seahawks 55, yet could not get the touchdowns to put Seattle away. NOTES: Hall
of Fame DT Cortez Kennedy had his No. 96 retired during a halftime ceremony. He
joins Steve Largent (No. 80), Walter Jones (No. 71) and Seattles 12th Man crowd
(No. 12) as the only retired jerseys in team history. ... Lynchs 41 yards were
his fewest since Week 8 of 2011, when he was held to 24 yards by Cincinnati. ...
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they were close to ending the lockout of the regular officials. Belichick
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TSN.PHOENIX – Miguel Montero says he was anxious to join the party the Arizona
offence has been throwing lately. A grand slam should make him a member in good
standing. Montero hit his second career slam and the Diamondbacks beat the
Oakland Athletics 8-3 on Saturday night for their fourth consecutive victory. “I
just felt like I wanted to get into the groove,” Montero said, “because all of
the guys are swinging the bat really good.” Trevor Cahill outpitched the
Athletics Jarrod Parker (2-3) in a matchup of starters traded for each other
last off-season. Jason Kubel had two RBI singles, Justin Upton doubled in a run
and Paul Goldschmidt extended his hitting streak to 16 games for the
Diamondbacks, who have scored 33 runs in their four-game streak. “They say
hittings contagious,” said Kubel, who raised his average to .300, “and its going
so well right now.” Cahill (4-5), coming off a shutout against San Diego, gave
up two runs and seven hits in 7 1-3 innings. He had a season-high seven
strikeouts and walked three. “I was probably more nervous than any other start
this year,” Cahill said, “just going against the team I played for. I was there
for six years in the minor leagues and big leagues, so it was definitely a
little bit more nerve-wracking.” Cahill was 0-3 in four home starts before
getting the win Saturday night. The Diamondbacks matched their longest winning
streak of the season, set when they started the year 4-0. Arizona has won six of
seven overall and, for the first time this season, taken three consecutive
series. Parker, who threw eight innings of one-hit ball against Texas in his
previous start, gave up six runs and eight hits in five innings. He struck out
four and walked five, two intentionally. Plate umpire Tim McClelland ejected
Oakland manager Bob Melvin between the fifth and sixth innings for arguing balls
and strikes. “I was just arguing,” Melvin said. “It doesnt make any difference
now. Over the course of the game there are going to be some pitches that either
miss or are close, or whatever. It goes both ways. You see it one-sided a lot of
times.” Cahill and Parker were locked in a 1-1 duel when Arizona broke it open
with a five-run fifth. With one out, Gerardo Parrra and Willie Bloomquist
singled to put runners at first and third, then Upton laced a 3-2 pitch into
centre for an RBI double. Robert Mathis Jersey. Parker thought he had
struck out Upton “but didnt get the call I wanted.” “It is definitely
frustrating,” Parker said. “That is a pitch that if it goes my way, then we are
out of that inning and we move on. Obviously that was a big inning after that.
The wheels kind of fell off and it hurt us.” The As intentionally walked Kubel
to load the bases for Goldschmidt, who struck out on a 3-2 pitch. That brought
up Montero, who drove a 1-1 pitch over the swimming pool in right field for his
first slam since Aug. 16, 2008, at Houston. Parkers string of 18 scoreless
innings ended in the first. Bloomquist singled and stole second, then came home
on Kubels two-out single. Oakland tied it in the second. Brandon Moss drew a
two-out walk, then scored from first when Kurt Suzuki doubled down the
right-field line. Cahill left after walking two batters in the eighth. Brad
Zeigler came on and gave up a single to Brandon Inge to load the bases.
Pinch-hitter Jonny Gomes then delivered a sacrifice fly. Arizona padded the lead
with RBI singles from Kubel and Goldschmidt in the eighth. Parker was one of a
handful of top Arizona pitching prospects when the Diamondbacks sent him,
right-handed reliever Aaron Cook and outfielder Colin Cowgill to Oakland for
Cahill, left-handed reliever Craig Breslow and cash. NOTES: Goldschmidt struck
out three times before his eighth-inning hit. ... The Diamondbacks have agreed
to terms with 31 draft picks, including first-round selection Stryker Trahan.
The catcher from Acadiana High School in Lafayette, La., the 26th selection
overall, took batting practice with the team. ... Two left-handers go in the
series finale on Sunday, Travis Blackley (0-1, 3.45 ERA) for Oakland and
Joe Saunders (3-4, 3.65 ERA) for Arizona. ... With a win on Sunday, the
Diamondbacks (29-30) would reach .500 for the first time since they were 7-7 on
April 20. ... Melvin was ejected for the third time this season. ... Before the
game, Melvin said he would go to closer by committee after Brian Fuentes gave up
a three-run homer to Ryan Roberts to blow a save in Friday nights 9-8 loss. ’ ’

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