|Total Net Yards||415|
|Time of Possession||30:12|
|Total Net Yards||350|
|Time of Possession||36:37|
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In a nutshell: 0-0. The Seahawks took the opening kickoff and drove to the Bucs’ 21-yard line, but Russell Wilson then threw behind Zach Miller and the pass was intercepted by strong safety Mark Barron. On the 10 plays before the pick, the Seahawks had double-digit gains on four of them. The Seahawks stopped the Bucs, thanks to an 11-yard sack by middle linebacker Bobby Wagner. But they couldn’t move the ball, with Marshawn Lynch on the sideline with a knee injury, and punted it back to Tampa.
Player of the quarter: Lynch. He had runs of 5, 13, 14 and 11 yards on that opening drive, averaging 10.8 yards per carry after running for 23 against the Rams on Monday night. He then left the game with a knee injury, but his return was listed as probable.
Play of the quarter: Barron’s interception. The Seahawks should have scored on that game-opening drive, even if it was only a field goal. They didn’t, because Wilson missed Miller on the third-and-5 play.
Number of the quarter: 23. That’s Barron’s uniform number, and he had five tackles to go with his pick.
In a nutshell: Buccaneers 21, Seahawks 7. The Bucs scored first, on a 12-yard pass from Mike Glennon to tight end Tim Wright with 11:50 left in the half. The TD pass capped a 10-play, 90-yard drive. Mike James carried 5 times for 33 yards, but the big play was a 22-yard pass interference penalty on All-Pro free safety Earl Thomas on a play where he intercepted a pass that was intended for Skye Dawson. Thomas also was beaten on the TD pass. After the Seahawks stalled again, the Bucs scored again – this time on Glennon’s 20-yard pass to Tiquan Underwood with 2:55 left in the half. Again, Thomas was the defender on the TD pass. Glennon was 5 of 5 for 57 yards. And the Bucs got the ball right back as Jermaine Kearse fumbled the ensuing kickoff and kicker Michael Koenen recovered at the Seahawks’ 31. James then threw a 2-yard TD pass to tight end Tom Crabtree to make it 21-0 with 2:16 left. But the Seahawks finally got on the board when Russell Wilson passed 16 yards to Kearse for a TD with 1:40 left. The big play was a 16-yard scramble by Wilson that became a 31-yard gain when Da’Quan Bowers was called for a blow-to-the-head penalty on the run.
Player of the quarter: Glennon. Two big completions on the first TD drive, including the scoring pass. Five of five on the second TD drive, including the scoring pass. A 27-yard completion on the first play after the fumble to set up the third TD.
Play of the quarter: Kearse’s fumbled kicked off. It allowed the Bucs to score 14 points in 39 seconds.
Number of the quarter: 0. That’s just a reminder of how many games the Bucs had won coming into Sunday’s game.
In a nutshell: Buccaneers 24, Seahawks 14. The Bucs picked up in the second half where they left off in the first by taking the kickoff and driving 65 yards in 11 plays to a 33-yard field by former Seahawks and Washington State kicker Rian Lindell. Mike James carried five times for 38 yards. The Seahawks finally put together a drive – a nine-play, 86-yarder – that ended with Russell Wilson’s 10-yard TD run to make it 24-14 with 5 minutes left in the quarter. Wilson was 5 for 5 for 59 yards before running it in for the score, including a 19-yarder to Golden Tate on third-and-4.
Player of the quarter: Wilson. After sputtering for most of the game, the Seahawks’ offense finally put together a drive. The second-year QB made the plays to keep it going, then capped it by faking to Marshawn Lynch to the left and running to the right and into the end zone.
Play of the quarter: Golden Tate’s 71-yard punt return near the end of the quarter. The Seahawks needed a spark, and Tate breaking tackles or making tacklers miss a half dozen times provided it.
Number of the quarter: 10. Points the Seahawks trail by, and the number of points the Bucs have scored in the third quarter – all season.
In a nutshell: Seahawks 24, Buccaneers 24. Even with Golden Tate’s 71-yard punt return to the Bucs’ 25 late in the third quarter, the Seahawks settled for a 36-yard field goal from Steven Hauschka to make it 24-17 with 14:47 left in the game. The defense held and the offense moved to the Bucs’ 3, only to have free safety Keith Tandy intercepted Wilson’s pass at the goal line. The drive started with a 28-yard pass play from Wilson to Baldwin and also included a great catch of a Wilson pass by Jermaine Kearse on third-and-6. But it was all wasted by the interception. But, quicker than you could say "it’s over," Wilson drove the Seahawks 59 yards in 10 plays to his 10-yard TD pass to Baldwin – on third-and-5. Wilson was 3 of 3 for 40 yards on the drive, while Marshawn Lynch had runs to convert two other third-down situations.
Player of the quarter: Tandy. He started because Pro Bowler Dashon Goldson stayed in Tampa with a knee injury. His tip and pick of Wilson’s pass that was intended for Baldwin in the end zone caused a radical reverse of the momentum it took the Seahawks so long to finally seize.
Play of the quarter: Wilson’s TD pass to Baldwin, who caught the pass at the 5, whirled around and ran into the end zone. It not only came on third-and-5, it allowed the Seahawks to tie the score in a game they looked out of for most of the afternoon.
Number of the quarter: 24. Each team has that many points going into overtime.
In a nutshell: Seahawks 27, Buccaneers 24. Steven Hauschka completed the improbable comeback with a 27-yard field goal with 8:11 remaining in the overtime period. But first, the defense forced a three-and-out as the Bucs got the ball first.
Player of the period: Lynch. He touched the ball on six of the plays in the nine-play drive to Hauschka’s game winner for 43 yards.
Play of the period: Are you kidding? Hauschka’s field goal.
Number of the period: 8. As in the Seahawks are 8-1, somehow, someway on a day when they didn’t play their best.