1:00 PM ET, October 9, 2011
MetLife Stadium, East Rutherford, NJ
Charlie Whitehurst leads Seahawks over Giants after Tarvaris Jackson injured
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- Unsung is an understatement for the guys who lifted the Seattle Seahawks to victory Sunday.Doug Baldwin, Brandon Browner and Charlie Whitehurst were the unlikely stars as Seattle beat the New York Giants at their own game: with a fourth-quarter rally.Backup quarterback Whitehurst threw a 27-yard touchdown pass to Baldwin with 2:37 to play and Browner returned an interception 94 yards to thwart a desperate, late challenge by the Giants as the Seahawks won 36-25 on Sunday.
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Two Giants, guard Chris Snee and long snapper Zak DeOssie, sustained concussions. ... Baldwin had 12 receptions coming into the game for 194 yards. ... The game was a relative sackfest: New York had six, led by Jason Pierre-Paul with 2½, and Seattle had three, two by Chris Clemons.
Team Stat Comparison
Passing 1st downs
Rushing 1st downs
1st downs from penalties
3rd down efficiency
4th down efficiency
|Yards per play||5.6||6.9|
Yards per pass
Yards per rush
|Red Zone (Made-Att)||2-4||3-5|
|Defensive / Special Teams TDs||1||0|
|TD||12:34||Ben Obomanu 11 Yard Pass From Tarvaris Jackson (Steven Hauschka Kick is Good)|
Drive info: 8 plays, 80 yds, 2:32
|TD||9:16||Jake Ballard 12 Yard Pass From Eli Manning (Lawrence Tynes Kick is Good)|
Drive info: 7 plays, 80 yds, 3:20
|TD||3:06||Marshawn Lynch 1 Yard Run (Steven Hauschka Kick is Good)|
Drive info: 2 plays, 48 yds, 0:17
|TD||0:16||Hakeem Nicks 19 Yard Pass From Eli Manning (Lawrence Tynes Kick is Good)|
Drive info: 4 plays, 59 yds, 0:40
|SF||7:07||D.J. Ware -5 Yard Run, Tackled In Own End Zone|
Drive info: 1 plays, -5 yds, 0:00
|FG||14:36||Steven Hauschka 51 Yard Field Goal is Good|
Drive info: 9 plays, 33 yds, 2:45
|TD||12:52||Victor Cruz 68 Yard Pass From Eli Manning (Ahmad Bradshaw Run For Two-Point Conversion is Good)|
Drive info: 3 plays, 65 yds, 1:51
|FG||10:20||Steven Hauschka 43 Yard Field Goal is Good|
Drive info: 4 plays, 0 yds, 0:24
|FG||4:58||Lawrence Tynes 26 Yard Field Goal is Good|
Drive info: 10 plays, 72 yds, 5:26
|TD||2:45||Doug Baldwin 27 Yard Pass From Charlie Whitehurst (Steven Hauschka Kick is Good)|
Drive info: 7 plays, 80 yds, 2:12
|TD||1:25||Brandon Browner 94 Yard Interception Return (Steven Hauschka Kick is Good)|
Drive info: 5 plays, 70 yds, 1:29
Brandon Browners's 94-yd interception return in the Seahawks win over the Giants was the longest in Seahawks franchise history. The previous record was 91 yards by Sammy Green in 1979 vs the 49ers.
NEXT LEVEL: Giant's WR Victor Cruz had a game-high 161 receiving yards, with 142 coming in the fourth quarter. Cruz ripped off 73 yards after the catch on his eight receptions. He entered Sunday fourth in the league among wide receivers averaging 9.2 yards after catch on each reception.
NEXT LEVEL: Doug Baldwin caught a team-high eight passes for 136 yards and a game-winning touchdown. He did most of his damage on passes traveling at least 15 yards in the air, collecting four catches and 95 of his 136 yards on such passes. Baldwin entered the game with only four catches on throws of 15-plus yards.
Coming into this week, Eli Manning was solid when opposing defenses sent four or fewer pass rushers, throwing for two touchdowns and no interceptions. Manning's luck ran out against the Seahawks Sunday, as he threw for two interceptions against this defensive set, including a key turnover in the fourth quarter that gave the Seahawks the lead.
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