In the first game of the 2014 NFL season, Russell Wilson threw for two touchdowns and Marshawn Lynch ran for two more as the Seahawks ran over the Green Bay Packers with a 36-16 win. The Seattle defense held Aaron Rodgers to fewer than 200 yards passing.
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The Seattle secondary could not slow down Antonio Gates in Week 2, as the Chargers’ tight end caught seven passes for 96 yards in three touchdowns, leading San Diego to a 30-21 victory over the Seahawks.
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In a wild Week 3 matchup, Seattle gave up a 17-3 fourth-quarter lead to the Broncos, and they went into overtime tied at 20. But Wilson kept the ball out of Peyton Manning’s hands in the extra period, completing 4 of 6 passes before Lynch ended the game with a six-yard touchdown run.
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Russell Wilson owned the big stage on Monday Night Football, completing 18 of 24 passes four 201 yards and two touchdowns, and running 11 times for 122 yards and another score. The Seahawks defense shutdown Washington’s rushing attack, holding Alfred Morris to a paltry 2.2 yards per carry.
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In their only home loss of the season, the Seahawks couldn’t contain DeMarco Murray, who rushed for 155 yards on 28 carries. Russell Wilson was stifled by the Dallas defense, completing only 50 percent of his passes for 126 yards in the 30-23 loss.
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Despite a big game from Wilson, the Seahawks lost their second game in a row to division rival St. Louis in Week 7. The Rams scored on a 75-yard kickoff return, as well as a 90-yard trick punt return en route to victory. Austin Davis completed 85 percent of his passes and threw two touchdowns to overcome Wilson’s 419 yards and three scores combined in the air and on the ground.
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The Seahawks bounced back with a close win over the Carolina Panthers to improve to 4-3. In a defensive battle, Wilson threw his only touchdown pass to Luke Willson with 47 seconds left in the game to put Seattle ahead for good. Seattle’s defense smothered Cam Newton, who produced fewer than 200 yards combined rushing and passing.
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Lynch kept the Seahawks going in their 30-24 win over the Oakland Raiders in Week 9. The performance from the Seahawks’ running back, who ran for 67 yards and two scores in addition to 76 yards receiving, atoned for a poor game from Russell Wilson, who completed fewer than 50 percent of his passes for only 179 yards.
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Seattle won its third straight with a dominant rushing performance against the New York Giants. Lynch ran for 140 yards and four touchdowns, and Russell Wilson added 107 yards and a score of his own en route to a 38-17 victory.
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The Seahawks’ last loss of the season came in Week 11, a 24-20 defeat in Kansas City. Jamaal Charles ran for 159 yards and two touchdowns, and Lynch had 124 yards of his own, but could not find the end zone.
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Seattle bounced back from the Chiefs loss with a 19-3 win over NFC West rival Arizona. The Cardinals passed for only 149 yards and their running game was erased. Wilson completed 17 of 22 passes and threw the game’s only touchdown, while Steven Hauschka connected on four field goals.
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In a rematch of last year’s NFC Championship, the Seahawks routed the 49ers on Thanksgiving. Colin Kaepernick was held to under 130 yards passing, and Frank Gore ran for fewer than 30 yards. For the second straight week, Wilson threw for the game’s only touchdown and Steven Hauschka made four field goals.
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Wilson accounted for all of Seattle’s touchdowns in their Week 14 win over the fast-paced Eagles. The Seahawks’ QB threw for two scores and added another on the ground, while Philadelphia quarterback Mark Sanchez threw for only 96 yards in a 24-20 loss.
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Playing San Francisco for the second time in three weeks, the Seahawks kept their thumb down on their division rival in a 17-7 win. The defense sacked Kaepernick six times, as he played another poor game.
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The Seahawks obliterated the Arizona Cardinals in Week 16, as Wilson and Lynch combined for five touchdowns and Lynch ran for 113 yards on only 10 carries. Arizona threw the ball 44 times but couldn’t get into the endzone.
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Seattle finished its regular season with a 20-6 win over the Rams. Bruce Irvin had a 49-yard interception return for a touchdown and Marshawn Lynch ran for another.
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NFC Divisional Playoff
The Seahawks postseason started with a 31-17 win over Carolina. Russell Wilson threw for three touchdowns, but Kam Chancellor was the star, jumping over linemen on field goal attempts and returning an interception 90 yards for a touchdown.
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In an instant classic, Seattle clinched a Super Bowl berth with a 28-22 win over Green Bay in the NFC Championship. Trailing for most of the game, the Seahawks scored 15points in the final two minutes, aided by a two-point conversion and onside kick recovery. The Packers had to make their own comeback to send the game into overtime, but Seattle ended the contest on the first drive with a 35-yard strike from Russell Wilson to Jermaine Kearse.
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