The Seahawks led the game from the second quarter onward but pulled away with a pair of touchdowns in the fourth quarter. Russell Wilson found Sidney Rice with a 31-yard pass with 13:38 to play and Rice was the recipient of a 23-yard touchdown pass from wide receiver Golden Tate with 7:59 to play.
The New York Jets' offense struggled throughout the game. Both Mark Sanchez and Tim Tebow were used at the quarterback position. Sanchez took most of the snaps, but neither player led the Jets to any scores.
The Seahawks' defense shut down the Jets all game long. The lone score for the Jets came via a fumble return after a sack of Russell Wilson. Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch rushed for 124 yards and a touchdown on 27 carries. Despite the sack-fumble, Wilson was effective for Seattle with 188 yards passing and two touchdowns on 12-of-19 passing. Wilson also had 34 yards rushing on seven carries. Sidney Rice had a pair of touchdown receptions for Seattle for 54 yards.
There were no significant injuries for either team in the game.
But did they cover?
The Seahawks were favored by 5.5 points and had covered the spread before the halftime break. The teams did not combine to cover the over which was set at 38.5.