The Seattle Seahawks took advantage of Baltimore Ravens turnovers to take an early lead, then ground the clock out by using their running back to churn out the tough yards. Baltimore coughed up the ball several times deep in their own territory, which Seattle turned into three David Hauschka field goals (which turned out to be the difference in the final margin of victory).
Down 22-10, Joe Flacco and the Baltimore Ravens rallied for a late touchdown drive to bring them to within five of the Seahawks. But Seattle ground out the clock when Tarvaris Jackson connected with Golden Tate for two big throws, and Marshawn Lynch proceeded to grind out the clock by rushing for two first downs and catching and converting another one. It was an impressive performance by Lynch, who compiled nearly half of Seattle's offensive production as their leading rusher (109 yards on 3.4 yards per carry) and receiver (58 yards on five catches). It was far from pretty, but Seattle used the run and an effective defensive performance to power their team to victory.