Monday, November 26, 2012
Silver linings: Seahawks at Dolphins
By Mike Sando
The facts: The Seattle Seahawks fell to 6-5 with a 24-21 road defeat to the Miami Dolphins in Week 12.
The upside: Even the worst defeats tend to feature a bright spot or two.
Looking ahead: The Seahawks visit the Chicago Bears in Week 13.
- Quarterback Russell Wilson set a rookie record with 16 consecutive completions. He posted an NFL passer rating of at least 125.9 for the third game in a row and the fourth time in his past seven games. He led the NFL in Total QBR for Week 12 through the Sunday games.
- Rookie middle linebacker Bobby Wagner intercepted a pass. He had another interception wiped out by a penalty unrelated to the pick.
- Running back Leon Washington had a 98-yard kickoff return for a touchdown to break a 14-14 tie in the fourth quarter. Washington also had a 15-yard punt return.
- Seattle did not commit a turnover.
- Golden Tate made an acrobatic grab for a 32-yard reception.
- The Seahawks allowed zero return yards of any kind. They downed six of Jon Ryan's seven punts inside the Miami 20-yard line. Ryan had a 40-yard net average.
- Seattle converted half its 14 third-down chances and won time of possession by nearly four minutes.
- Wilson, who had not played as well in third quarters this season, led a 12-play, 95-yard touchdown drive to open the second half for Seattle's offense.
- Seattle allowed only two sacks, including zero to Cameron Wake.
- The Seahawks remained in position as the sixth seed in the NFC playoff race when Tampa Bay and Minnesota also lost.