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Patriots at Seahawks Week Six Capsule

NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS (3-2) AT SEATTLE SEAHAWKS (3-2)

SERIES

PATRIOTS SEAHAWKS
SERIES LEADER 8-7  
STREAKS Past 2 5 of past 7
COACHES VS. OPP. Belichick: 3-1 Carroll: 1-1
LAST WEEK W 31-21 vs. Broncos W 16-12 at Panthers
LAST GAME 12/7/08: Patriots 24 at Seahawks 21. Trailing 21-13 entering 4th quarter, New England scores final 11 points, capped by RB Sammy Morris’ 1-yard TD run with 2:44 remaining.
LAST GAME AT SITE 12/7/08
BROADCAST CBS (1:25 PM PT): Ian Eagle, Dan Fouts. SIRIUS: 91 (NE), 139 (Sea.). XM: 231 (Sea.). 

STATS

PASSING Brady: 124-185-1,450 (3C)-8-1-102.8 (1C) Wilson (R): 79-125-815-5-6-75.3
RUSHING Ridley: 102-490 (3C)-4.8-4 (T2L) Lynch: 113-508 (1C)-4.5-2
RECEIVING Welker: 38 (1C)-484-12.7-1 Rice: 17-199-11.7-1
OFFENSE 439.4 (1L) 287.2
TAKE/GIVE +10 (T1L) -1
DEFENSE 373.8 258.6 (1L)
SACKS Jones (R): 3 Clemons: 5.5 (3C)
INTs McCourty, Wilson (R): 2 (T2C) Sherman: 2
PUNTING Mesko: 39.3 Ryan: 48.9 (3C)
KICKING Gostkowski: 51 (1C) (18/18 PAT; 11/14 FG) Hauschka: 38 (8/8 PAT; 10/11 FG)

NOTES

PATRIOTS: Club averages NFL-best 33 pts per game…NE is 38-11 (.776) vs. NFC under head coach BILL BELICHICKQB TOM BRADY has thrown TD pass in 37 consecutive games, 3rd-longest streak in NFL history. Brady (48) needs 300-yard passing game to tie HOFer WARREN MOON (49) for 7th-most all-time. As starter, Brady has 17-3 (.850) career road record vs. NFC clubs. Seeks 4th consecutive game with 100+ rating (101.2, 120.1, 104.6)…Pats rank 3rd in NFL with 165.4 rush yards per game in ’12. RB STEVAN RIDLEY had career-high 151 rush yards last week. Ridley is 1st Patriot with back-to-back 100-yard rushing games since ’07 (LAURENCE MARONEY). Rookie RB BRANDON BOLDEN averages 5.6 yards per carry. WR WES WELKER aims for 4th consecutive game with 8+ rec. & 100+ receiving yards. In past 4 vs. NFC, Welker is averaging 108 rec. yards per game. Had 12 rec. for 134 yards in last game against Seahawks…TE ROB GRONKOWSKI has 5 TD catches in past 4 vs. NFC…S TAVON WILSON leads NFL rookies with 2 INTs…LB ROB NINKOVICH aims for 3rd consecutive game with sack…LB JEROD MAYO leads team with 52 tackles in ’12…SEAHAWKS: Head coach PETE CARROLL was NE head coach from 1997-99…QB RUSSELL WILSON is 2-0 at home, completing 25 of 41 (61 pct.) for 281 yards with 3 TDs vs. 0 INTs for 105.8 rating…RB MARSHAWN LYNCH leads NFC with 508 rush yards. Has 85+ rush yards in 13 of past 14 games. Since Nov. 2011, Lynch leads NFL with 1,449 rush yards. Aims for 10th in row at home with 95+ rush yards or rush TD. In past 7 home games, has 810 rush yards (115.7 per game) & 6 TDs. RB-PR-KR LEON WASHINGTON ranks 2nd in NFL with 34.3 KR avg. In 11/13/08 game vs. NE (with NYJ), Washington had TD catch & 92-yard KR-TD…11 different players have 1+ catch led by WR SIDNEY RICE (17)…Defense leads NFL allowing 258.6 yards per game. Team ranks 3rd in rush defense (66.6) & 5th in pass defense (192.0). Seahawks are only club in NFL to rank in top 5 in all 3 categories. Team has allowed 70 points, 2nd fewest in NFL. DE CHRIS CLEMONS had career-high 4 sacks in last game at home. Rookie DE BRUCE IRVIN leads NFL rookies with 4.5 sacks. Rookie LB BOBBY WAGNER had 1.5 sacks last week, 1st of career.


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