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Seahawks 31, Patriots 24

Goal-line stand caps Seattle win

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. — This time, the Seahawks won it at the goal line.

It certainly won't make up for the Super Bowl loss two seasons back, but Seattle's goal-line stand lifted it over the Patriots.

Tom Brady couldn't connect with tight end Rob Gronkowski on a fade pattern on fourth down as New England failed four times from inside the 2 in the dying moments.

It was reminiscent of how the Seahawks lost the 2015 Super Bowl when Malcolm Butler intercepted a Russell Wilson pass at the goal line to win the NFL title for the Patriots.

Doug Baldwin caught three touchdowns, including a 15-yarder for the final margin. Strangely, Seattle went for two points and failed on the conversion, leaving the Patriots a chance to tie with a touchdown and an extra point.

But former Buc LeGarrette Blount, who earlier rushed for three touchdowns, couldn't get into the end zone from close range, nor could Brady on a pair of sneaks.

Brady's interception in the second quarter derailed the Patriots' chance to tie the 1960 Cleveland Browns for an NFL record nine games without an interception.

Seahawks 31, Patriots 24 11/14/16 [Last modified: Monday, November 14, 2016 12:00am]
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