The Seahawks opened the 2016 NFL season in winning fashion, rallying to defeat the Dolphins, 12-10, in their opener inside an electric CenturyLink Field.
Quarterback Russell Wilson led the Seahawks on a 14-play, 75-yard game-winning touchdown drive that ended with a 2-yard touchdown pass to wide receiver Doug Baldwin. Wilson, who finished the game 27 of 43 for 258 yards and two touchdowns, found Baldwin three times on the winning drive for gains of 22, nine and two, respectively. The winning score came on a beautiful throw to the left corner of the end zone.
The Seahawks lost their lead after Ryan Tannehill put together an 86-yard drive against Seattle's stifling defense — one that sacked him five times Sunday. Tannehill capped the drive with a 2-yard keeper and gave Miami a touchdown after losing out on points the previous possession because of a blocked field goal by defensive end Cassius Marsh. Tannehill finished the game 16 of 29 and passed for 186 yards. Miami's last second attempt at winning the game ended after the quarterback was sacked as time expired.
The first three quarters of the game didn't go how the Seahawks expected due to penalties, turnovers and slow offensive production. Seattle lost 49 yards in the first half off six flags, Wilson was picked and the rushing attack didn't gain a sizeable advantage early. But ultimately, the fourth quarter proved to be the difference for Seattle, with Wilson staying composed on the final drive and moving the ball down the field.
The Seahawks start preparation for their first road game of the season against the Los Angeles Rams tomorrow at the Virginia Mason Athletic Center.
Check out some action photos of Seahawks vs Dolphins Week 1 at CenturyLink Field.