Seahawks Fall To Buccaneers 14-5

The Seahawks fell to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, 14-5, in Week 12.

A challenging performance on both sides of the ball resulted in the Seattle Seahawks suffering a 14-5 loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and seeing a three-game win streak snapped in Week 12.

The Seahawks (7-3-1) were held in check offensively, totaling just 245 net yards (70 in the first half), with 118 through the air from quarterback Russell Wilson, who finished the game 17-of-33 for 151 yards, no touchdowns and two interceptions. On the ground, the Seahawks ran for 127 yards, with Wilson accounting for 80 of them — a season-high.

On top of sacking Wilson a season-high six times, Tampa Bay's defense forced the Seahawks to go 1-for-11 on third down, which included Seattle converting unsuccessfully on the first nine of them. Seven drives for the Seahawks resulted in punts from Jon Ryan.

The Buccaneers, meanwhile, played balanced football for the majority of the contest, with second-year quarterback Jameis Winston going 21-of-28 for 220 yards passings with two touchdowns. To start the game, Winston led the Buccaneers on back-to-back scoring drives, including a 14-play, 88-yard drive on Tampa's first possession.

Mike Evans hauled in both of Winston's touchdown passes, along with eight catches for 104 yards on 11 targets.

All three of Seattle's losses in the 2016 season have come away from CenturyLink Field. The Seahawks aim to register win No. 8 next weekend when they host the Carolina Panthers in Seattle.  


Photos of Seahawks fans at Seattle's Week 12 game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Raymond James Stadium.

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