EditorsNote: Updates to note perfect QB rating for Wilson
Russell Wilson completed 14 of 17 passes for 248 yards and three touchdowns, and Chris Carson rushed for 105 yards and a score as the Seattle Seahawks defeated the host Detroit Lions 28-14 Sunday afternoon.
The Seahawks (4-3), who were coming off a bye, won for the fourth time in five games after an 0-2 start. The Lions (3-4) had won three of four entering Sunday’s game.
Detroit’s Matthew Stafford was 27 of 40 for 310 yards and two touchdowns but committed two turnovers in the fourth quarter — a fumble while scrambling and an interception on first-and-goal with 3:08 remaining — to thwart a comeback bid.
The Lions, who had 248 yards rushing last weekend in a 32-21 victory at Miami, were limited to a season-low 34 yards Sunday. Rookie Kerryon Johnson, who had 158 yards last week against the Dolphins, totaled just 22 on eight carries.
Wilson, who finished with a perfect QB rating of 158.3, completed 11 of 12 passes for 151 yards and three touchdowns in the first half as the Seahawks built a 21-7 lead.
After Seattle punted on its first possession, the Lions drove 91 yards in 13 plays to take a 7-0 lead. Stafford hit Marvin Jones with a 39-yard scoring strike.
But the Seahawks scored touchdowns the next three times they had the ball.
Wilson found Tyler Lockett on a 24-yard touchdown pass to tie the score at 7-7.
The Lions’ Ameer Abdullah fumbled the ensuing kickoff, giving the Seahawks the ball at Detroit’s 34-yard line. Three plays later, David Moore made a juggling catch at the goal line on a 15-yard pass from Wilson to give Seattle the lead. Moore had four receptions for 97 yards.
The Seahawks drove 80 yards on their next possession, with Wilson hitting tight end Ed Dickson with a 12-yard scoring pass. Dickson was making his Seahawks debut after being activated from the reserve/non-football injury list.
After a scoreless third quarter, Carson found the end zone on a 7-yard run with 14:23 remaining to make it 28-7.
The Lions closed the scoring on Stafford’s 19-yard touchdown pass to Jones with 10:40 left.
—Field Level Media