NFL Capsule: Patriots at Seahawks

NFL Capsule: Patriots at Seahawks
October 11, 2012, 2:27 pm
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Sunday, 4:05 p.m., CBS

OPENING LINE - Patriots by 3 1/2

RECORD VS. SPREAD - New England 4-1; Seattle 3-2

SERIES RECORD - Patriots lead 8-7

AP PRO32 RANKING - Patriots No. 5; Seahawks No. 15

LAST MEETING - Patriots beat Seahawks 24-21, Dec. 7, 2008

LAST WEEK - Patriots beat Broncos 31-21; Seahawks beat Panthers 16-12





STREAKS, STATS AND NOTES - Last matchup of No. 1 ranked offense vs. No. 1 ranked defense in Week 6 or later was Week 14 of 2007, when Patriots' top-ranked offense hosted Pittsburgh's No. 1 defense. The Patriots won 34-13. ... Patriots have won 24 of last 27 October games. ... QB Tom Brady has never played in Seattle, one of three cities he has yet to play. Brady injured in 2008 when Patriots last visited Seattle. Brady has never played at San Francisco or Tampa. ... Brady has thrown TD pass in 37 straight games, third longest streak in NFL history. He needs one more 300-yard passing game to tie Warren Moon for seventh in league history for most 300-yard games with 49. ... WR Wes Welker has overcome slow start to have three straight 100-yard receiving games. Franchise record is four straight by Randy Moss. ... RB Stevan Ridley has consecutive 100-yard rushing games and can be first Patriots' running back to have three straight 100-yard games since Curtis Martin in 1995. ... Patriots rushed for 200 yards in consecutive games for first time since 1978. ... Patriots have 101 first downs in last three games, first team since merger to have three straight games of 30 or more first downs. ... Patriots tied for league lead with plus-10 turnover differential through five weeks. ... S Tavon Wilson leads NFL rookies with two interceptions. ... Seahawks coach Pete Carroll coached Patriots for three seasons from 1997-99. ... QB Russell Wilson threw for season-high 221 yards and completed 19 of 25 passes last week vs. Carolina. ... RB Marshawn Lynch has rushed for at least 85 yards in 13 of last 14 games and leads NFC with 508 yards rushing. ... Seahawks only team in league to rank in top five in overall defense, pass defense and rush defense. ...Along with having No. 1 overall defense, Seahawks lead league in yards per play (4.39) and yards passing per play (6.02). ... Seahawks defense has not allowed opponent to score offensive touchdown in 128 minutes since Green Bay's Cedric Benson scored on TD run in fourth quarter of Week 3. ... In last four games, Seahawks defense has surrendered two touchdowns. ... Last home game vs. Green Bay, Seahawks recorded eight sacks in first half with DE Chris Clemons having four. ... DE Bruce Irvin leads rookies with 4 1/2 sacks. ... This is Seattle's only home game between Sept. 24 and Nov. 4.


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