The primetime Sunday Night Football matchup between the Seattle Seahawks and New England Patriots certainly lived up to the hype.
With seven lead changes, the Seahawks walked away with a 31-24 victory inside Gillette Stadium in a thrilling matchup between two of the NFL's premier teams.
Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson went 25 of 37 in the air for 348 yards with three touchdowns — all of them going to wide receiver Doug Baldwin — against the Patriots defense. Wilson found Baldwin from 15 yards out with under five minutes left in regulation to give Seattle a 31-24 lead.
After a forced fumble by Kam Chancellor — who returned to action after missing the past four games to injury — resulted in the Baldwin touchdown, the Patriots looked for redemption on their ensuing drive. Quarterback Tom Brady nearly led the Patriots on a game-tying, 78-yard drive, but the New England quarterback was unable to connect with tight end Rob Gronkowski on fourth down near the goal line.
Brady finished the game 23 of 32 for 316 yards with no touchdowns and one interception — the first interception of the season by a Patriots quarterback. Running back LeGarrette Blount scored all three Patriots touchdowns on the ground.
On the ground for the Seahawks, rookie running back C.J. Prosise shined in his first game of increased action. Prosise carried the ball 17 times and totaled 66 yards on the ground and hauled in seven passes for a team-high 87 yards.
Sunday's victory for the Seahawks moved their record to 6-2-1 on the season, and 17-3-1 in primetime games under head coach Pete Carroll since 2010.
Photos of Seahawks fans at the team's Week 10 Sunday Night Football game against the Patriots in New England.