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2-2, 2nd in NFC West
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4hKevin Seifert

FAQ: What in the world is an 'illegal bat?'

The NFL admitted late Monday night that it botched a critical call at the end of the Seattle Seahawks' 13-10 victory over the Detroit Lions.

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Bennett blames Stafford for JFK?

A day after his brother made an audacious claim, Seattle Seahawks defensive end Michael Bennett might have one-upped him by saying he holds the JFK assassination against Matthew Stafford. Bennett's strange claim

Sheil Kapadia ESPN Writer 

Seahawks LB K.J. Wright left no doubt about his intentions on the fumble in the end zone. "I wanted to just knock it out of bounds and not try to catch it and fumble it," he said. "...You can't intentionally, I guess, knock it out. But at the time I wasn't thinking that. I was just trying to not mess up the game. So I know now."

Seahawks hang on to top Lions (1:17)
Seahawks' Chancellor, Lions defense get game balls (1:21)
How should Lions react to Blandino's statement? (1:05)

Controversial finish to Monday night game

After Kam Chancellor forced the Calvin Johnson fumble near the goal line, KJ Wright batted the ball in the end zone over the back line for a touchback. Wright's play was illegal, according to Dean Blandino, head of NFL officiating, and thus the Lions should have gotten the ball back at half yard line. Story


VP of Officiating on controversial ending

Dean Blandino, NFL VP of Officiating, on KJ Wright batting the ball out of the end zone: "Judgment call on the field. Back judge felt it wasn't overt. That's why he didn't call it on the field."

Seahawks still have work to do on offense (1:36)

Sheil Kapadia ESPN Writer 

Pete Carroll admitted that the Seahawks caught a break on the game-changing play late in the fourth quarter. Seahawks LB K.J. Wright batted the Calvin Johnson fumble out of the back of the end zone, but the officials ruled a touchback for Seattle. "We were fortunate," Carroll said.

Pete Carroll on controversial ending

"It's a very unique situation ... It was a difficult ending for [Detroit], of course. ... It's unfortunate the officials didn't know how to deal with it."

Gerry Austin: Wright play was illegal (0:22)
Caldwell: 'We're not going to cry about it' (0:39)
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6hSheil Kapadia

NFL: Late 'illegal bat' penalty missed vs. Seahawks

K.J. Wright should have been called for an illegal bat out of the end zone at the end of the Lions-Seahawks game, giving Detroit the ball back at the Seattle 1, NFL refs czar Dean Blandino said.

Bennett wants Chancellor to get paid (0:08)
Chancellor: It's never over 'til you cross that end zone (1:26)

Seahawks thwart Lions on Chancellor's big play

Kam Chancellor punched the ball free from Detroit wide receiver Calvin Johnson at the 1-yard line when it appeared the Lions were going to take the lead, and the Seattle Seahawks held on to win.


Final: Seahawks 13, Lions 10

  • SEA: QB R. Wilson: 20-of-26, 287 yards, 1 TD; 40 rush yards, 2 fumbles
  • SEA: SS K. Chancellor: 7 tackles, 1 FF
  • DET: QB M. Stafford: 24-of-35, 203 yards
Box score


Seahawks bag wins when up by 10 in fourth

The Seahawks have not lost at home when leading by at least 10 points going into the fourth quarter since Oct. 10, 2004, when they lost 33-27 in OT (led the Rams 24-10 after 3 quarters).


Turnovers at home unlike Seattle

The Seahawks' three turnovers are tied for most at home in the Russell Wilson era (since 2012). They also had 3 turnovers at home on two other occasions (2014 vs. Giants and 2013 vs. Bucs).

Team Stats

Passing Yards217.827th
Rushing Yards128.0Tied-7th
Points For21.818th
Points Against17.8Tied-3rd

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