Seahawks pull away late for 31-23 victory over Dolphins to move to 4-0

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It wasn’t always pretty, and Russell Wilson threw his fewest touchdown passes of the season.

But the Seahawks got it done on the road, holding off the Dolphins 31-23. It is the second 4-0 start for Seattle in team history, joining the 2013 team.

Jason Sanders kicked five field goals, with his fifth cutting the Seahawks lead to 17-15, but it was the Dolphins’ failure to reach the end zone that did them in. They had 415 yards and reached the Seattle 23, 11, 27, 25 and 11 before settling for field goals.

They finally scored a touchdown with 1:50 remaining, but it was too little, too late.
Jacob Hollister recovered the onside kick for the Seahawks.

The Seahawks scored 14 points in 1:24 of game clock in the fourth quarter essentially to put it out of reach.

Wilson hit David Moore for a 17-yard touchdown with 5:24 remaining before Shaquill Griffin intercepted Ryan Fitzpatrick and returned it 16 yards to the Miami 33.

Two plays later, after a catch-and-run by DK Metcalf, Chris Carson ran for a 1-yard touchdown. Carson, who briefly left the game for a concussion check, had a 1-yard touchdown run in the first quarter, too.

Wilson, who had 14 touchdowns in the first three games, went 24-of-34 for 360 yards with two touchdowns and an interception. Metcalf caught four for 106, and David Moore three or 95 yards and a score.

20 responses to “Seahawks pull away late for 31-23 victory over Dolphins to move to 4-0

  1. I loved it in the playoffs when the Packers earned the game-sealing 1st down and Pete Carroll threw a tantrum like a 3 year old whose mom wouldn’t buy him that shiny toy.

  2. Calvin Hobbes says:
    October 4, 2020 at 4:16 pm
    I loved it in the playoffs when the Packers earned the game-sealing 1st down and Pete Carroll threw a tantrum like a 3 year old whose mom wouldn’t buy him that shiny toy.
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    I loved it when the replacement refs awarded Seattle a touchdown to win the game against the Packers. I also loved it when the Packers lost the NFC title game in Seattle due to a blunder by the Packers. Mccarthy “threw a tantrum like a 3 year old whose mom wouldn’t buy him that shiny toy”.

    Give it a rest.

  3. I was impressed with the Dolphins defense and Gaskin. If Parker can get healthy and Tua is as good as hyped they could be legit. They obviously have a consistant kicker. Go Hawks!

  4. @Calvin Hobbits, you must really hate to see Seattle win cuz I see your ridiculous comment all the time. Get over your nfc championship flub when we beat Rodgers in overtime.

  5. Remember in 2018 when the Seahawks dumped Bennett, Baldwin, Sherman, Chancellor, Thomas, Graham, Avril and Richardson and you all said they would be the worst team in the NFL?

    Yeah, they’re 27-

  6. Calvin Hobbes says:
    October 4, 2020 at 4:16 pm
    I loved it in the playoffs when the Packers earned the game-sealing 1st down and Pete Carroll threw a tantrum like a 3 year old whose mom wouldn’t buy him that shiny toy.

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    Then I similarly loved it when the Packers were crushed in the NFC Championship.
    And that call was very controversial, it could have easily been overturned and Seattle would have got the ball back

  7. Remember in 2018 when the Seahawks dumped Bennett, Baldwin, Sherman, Chancellor, Thomas, Graham, Avril and Richardson and you all said they would be the worst team in the NFL? Yeah, they’re 27-13 since then, with two playoff appearances and 2 playoff wins.

    Have a nice day.

  8. Calvin Hobbes says:
    October 4, 2020 at 4:16 pm
    I loved it in the playoffs when the Packers earned the game-sealing 1st down and Pete Carroll threw a tantrum like a 3 year old whose mom wouldn’t buy him that shiny toy.

    I loved it when Russell Wilson brought the Seahawks back from a 19-6 deficit with 5 minutes to play against the Packers in the 2015 NFC Championship game with a walk off TD bomb to Jermaine Kearse to go to the Super Bowl.

  9. For the most part Miami played well. You can see it’s only a matter of time when Fitzpatrick will have come out for this team to reach it’s potential. This is not the year to win a championship and real growth for this team now will only come with Tua on the field. There is not much more to see from Fitz and Tua needs live playing time sooner rather than later. Next home game or the one after that should do it .

  10. imthatguyx2 says:

    I loved it when the replacement refs awarded Seattle a touchdown to win the game against the Packers. I also loved it when the Packers lost the NFC title game in Seattle due to a blunder by the Packers. Mccarthy “threw a tantrum like a 3 year old whose mom wouldn’t buy him that shiny toy”.
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    And I loved it when Matt Hasselbeck threw the losing pick 6 in the playoffs after saying “we want the ball and we’re gonna score” at the beginning of OT. And when the Seahawks blew another playoff game against GB after going up 14-0 only to lose by 20-something.

  11. As Seahawk fan,take the W. The Dolphins might be the best 1 and 3 team in the league. You can tell they buy into Flores and the direction this team is headed may not result in the playoffs this year, but they,re close.

  12. Judging from half the responses here, you’d think the game was between the Hawks and the Pack. Talk about total disrespect of the fins who actually look like an up and coming team. It may well be Tua time as Fitz had 2 INT’s and probably should have had 3 more. Certainly not a memorable game for him and Metcalf beat Howard like a drum all day long.

  13. A person must have little to no creativity in order to name themselves after a washed up comic character.

  14. Calvin Hobbes says:
    October 4, 2020 at 5:29 pm
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    And I loved it when Matt Hasselbeck threw the losing pick 6 in the playoffs after saying “we want the ball and we’re gonna score” at the beginning of OT. And when the Seahawks blew another playoff game against GB after going up 14-0 only to lose by 20-something.
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    Matt Hasselbeck? Srsly, are sure you don’t want to throw Jim Zorn in there?

  15. The Dolphins had 3 number one draft picks in April.

    1 average offensive tackle
    1 defensive back who can’t play
    1 quarterback sitting on the bench for the
    future.

  16. The Dolphins had 3 number one draft picks in April.

    1 average offensive tackle
    1 defensive back who can’t play
    1 quarterback sitting on the bench for the
    future.
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    Austin Jackson is NOT an average OT. He has been horrendous. He is the primary reason Tua is not allowed to play. Tua will be killed behind that guy.

  17. I knew it wasn’t going to be easy for hobbled Seahawks team having to fly diagonally across the country and play in the heat and humidity of South Florida, but they were obviously the better team and made plays down the stretch that they needed to do to win the game. With their tough schedule and Texans losing, it looks like the Dolphins may have two picks in the top ten in next year’s draft. I disagree with the posts above me, Austin Jackson and CB Noah Igbinoghene have been great first round draft picks so far. Going into yesterday’s game, Jackson was the 10th best pass blocking tackle in football. They still need time to develop, but so far, so good.

  18. You may not like Austin Jackson but the guy wasn’t even on the field for the entire 4th quarter. Imo, as a team the Fins outplayed the Seahawks except for one thing. Their QB put TD’s on the board and ours didn’t.

  19. I think we as football fans can all agree on one thing: San Francisco is not going back to the SB.

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