QB Josh Freeman threw for 205 yards and two touchdowns to lead the Buccaneers to 24 straight points and a 24-7 victory in Seattle.
The Buccaneers also piled up 134 yards on 34 carries as part of a balanced offensive attack.
Buccaneers CB Elbert Mack had two of the team’s four interceptions.
Said Buccaneers coach Raheem Morris of the defense, “Seattle came out with a great plan and a high-tempo offense. They had us on our heels early. Our guys were able to settle down. We have a great leader in [middle linebacker] Barrett Ruud. We got to the spots we needed to get to and we were able to stop them, which was great.”
WR Sammie Stroughter set up the scoring drive that put the Buccaneers up by two touchdowns with a long punt return and then added two key third down catches.
Said Seahawks WR T.J. Houshmandzadeh, “You thought after last week it couldn’t get any worse. Surprise. I don’t know what’s going on, to be
honest with you.”
CB Kelly Jennings had to step in as long snapper after the Seahawks lost Kevin Houser to an injury on Sunday.
The Seahawks targeted WR Deion Branch 10 times which resulted in four catches for Branch and three interceptions for the Bucs.
Mike Sando of ESPN.com thinks the Seahawks need to reassure their fan base that they are heading in the right direction.
The Seahawks ran the ball for 80 yards in the first quarter, but were held to 48 yards in the final 45 minutes.