Seahawks defeat Ravens, 22-17

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photoSteven Hauschka was 5 for 5 on fields goals Sunday, making kicks of 22, 38, 39, 35 and 30 yards in the Seahawks' 22-17 win.

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photoSeattle Seahawks quarterback Tarvaris Jackson celebrates after the Seahawks beat the Baltimore Ravens, 22-17 on Sunday.

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SEATTLE — That Baltimore Ravens flopped on the West Coast, too.

Steven Hauschka matched a franchise record with five field goals, Marshawn Lynch scored Seattle’s only touchdown on a 1-yard plunge, and the Seahawks forced three turnovers in a surprising 22-17 win over the Ravens on Sunday.

A week after staking claim to the lead of the AFC North with a thrilling last-second win at Pittsburgh, the Ravens lost in the Pacific Northwest in an all too similar fashion to letdowns twice already this season.

After routing Pittsburgh in their opener, the Ravens (6-3) were dominated in a loss at Tennessee. Just a few weeks ago, after an impressive win over AFC South-leading Houston, the Ravens were beaten by Jacksonville.

Go ahead and add Seattle (3-6) to the list.

The magic Joe Flacco had in last week’s win over the Steelers was gone. He was rarely able challenge the Seahawks secondary downfield due to strong coverage that forced him to throw underneath. When he did have opportunities to pick up chunks of yards, Flacco missed open receivers. Ray Rice was a non-factor as a runner and David Reed fumbled twice on kickoff returns leading to six points for Seattle.

Hauschka kicked field goals of 22, 38, 39, 35 and 30 yards. Tarvaris Jackson was 17 of 27 for 217 yards and Lynch had 109 yards rushing and another 58 receiving as Seattle snapped a three-game losing streak. The Seahawks also picked up their second victory over a division-leader this season after beating the New York Giants in early October.

These flops by the Ravens are rare occurrences since John Harbaugh took over in 2008. The latest was fourth loss by the Ravens against a sub-.500 team since Harbaugh took over, and two of them have been after Week 2 — Sunday’s loss to Seattle and three weeks ago against the Jaguars.

Flacco was 29 of 52 for 255 yards. Rice, who was visibly upset after the Ravens had to settle for a 35-yard field goal from Billy Cundiff late in the third quarter, had five carries for 27 yards. He caught eight passes for 54 yards.

Baltimore had a chance with a 10-play, 65-yard drive, helped along by two defensive penalties and capped by Flacco’s 11-yard TD pass to tight end Ed Dickson with 5:52 remaining, cutting the lead to 22-17. Flacco set a career-high in attempts, while Dickson had a career-high with 10 catches and two touchdowns, including a second-quarter TD catch from Rice.

But Flacco and the Ravens never got the ball back. Following the score, Seattle faced third-and-5 at its 25 and Jackson found Golden Tate for 24 yards with 4:37 left. The Seahawks got another third-down conversion when Lynch took a short pass and faked out both Ray Lewis and Jarret Johnson to get the needed yards. Seattle ran out the clock, finally taking a knee at the Ravens 17 as the final seconds ticked away.

After Lynch’s 1-yard TD run on Seattle’s second possession, the Seahawks got inside the Baltimore 25 on five other occasions, settling for field goals each time.

That proved to be enough thanks to Seattle’s stout defense and special teams mistakes by the Ravens. Along with Reed’s two fumbles, Cundiff missed field-goal attempts of 52 and 50 yards in the first half.

Seattle also forced a turnover when rookie K.J. Wright dropped off the line, batted Flacco’s pass for Anquan Boldin into the air and into the arms of David Hawthorne, who returned the interception inside the Ravens 10 and lead to another Hauschka field goal.

After giving up 13 total first-quarter points this season, the Ravens surrendered 10 to the Seahawks. Lynch was responsible for 50 of Seattle’s 60 yards on its opening drive with receptions of 23 and 21 yards and plowing in from the 1 for a 7-0 lead.

SEAHAWKS 22, RAVENS 17

Baltimore 0 7 3 7—17

Seattle 10 9 3 0—22

First Quarter

Sea—Lynch 1 run (Hauschka kick), 8:07. Drive: 6 plays, 60 yards, 2:33. Key Plays: Missed field goal at Seattle 40; Jackson 21 pass to Lynch; Jackson 23 pass to Lynch. Seattle 7, Baltimore 0.

Sea—FG Hauschka 22, 5:26. Drive: 6 plays, 15 yards, 2:34. Key Play: Obomanu fumble recovery (D.Reed). Seattle 10, Baltimore 0.

Second Quarter

Bal—Dickson 1 pass from Rice (Cundiff kick), 9:11. Drive: 13 plays, 66 yards, 5:05. Key Plays: Flacco 15 pass to Dickson on 3rd-and-7; Browner 5-yard defensive pass interference penalty on 3rd-and-1; Flacco 6 pass to Dickson on 3rd-and-2; Flacco 19 pass to Dickson on 3rd-and-10. Seattle 10, Baltimore 7.

Sea—FG Hauschka 38, 5:39. Drive: 7 plays, 56 yards, 3:32. Key Play: Jackson 50 pass to Baldwin on 3rd-and-9. Seattle 13, Baltimore 7.

Sea—FG Hauschka 39, 1:52. Drive: 8 plays, 20 yards, 2:52. Key Plays: Washington fair catch of 69-yard kickoff at Baltimore 42; Jackson 2 run on 4th-and-1. Seattle 16, Baltimore 7.

Sea—FG Hauschka 35, :46. Drive: 4 plays, 1 yards, 0:59. Key Play: Bigby fumble recovery (D.Reed). Seattle 19, Baltimore 7.

Third Quarter

Sea—FG Hauschka 30, 12:26. Drive: 4 plays, -8 yards, 1:38. Key Play: Hawthorne 34 interception return to Baltimore 8. Seattle 22, Baltimore 7.

Bal—FG Cundiff 35, :52. Drive: 12 plays, 65 yards, 4:54. Key Plays: Flacco 12 pass to R.Williams; Flacco 17 pass to Pitta on 3rd-and-3. Seattle 22, Baltimore 10.

Fourth Quarter

Bal—Dickson 11 pass from Flacco (Cundiff kick), 5:52. Drive: 10 plays, 65 yards, 3:14. Key Plays: Flacco 13 pass to Dickson; Flacco 6 run on 4th-and-5; Lewis 5-yard illegal contact penalty on 3rd-and-10; Flacco 13 pass to Rice; Chancellor 15-yard unnecessary roughness penalty; Flacco 10 pass to Rice; McDonald 15-yard unsportsmanlike conduct penalty. Seattle 22, Baltimore 17.

A—66,522.


Bal Sea

FIRST DOWNS 25 16

Rushing 7 7

Passing 14 9

Penalty 4 0

THIRD DOWN EFF 5-12 5-16

FOURTH DOWN EFF 1-1 1-1

TOTAL NET YARDS 323 327

Total Plays 66 70

Avg Gain 4.9 4.7

NET YARDS RUSHING 75 119

Rushes 12 42

Avg per rush 6.3 2.8

NET YARDS PASSING 248 208

Sacked-Yds lost 1-8 1-9

Gross-Yds passing 256 217

Completed-Att. 30-53 17-27

Had Intercepted 1 0

Yards-Pass Play 4.6 7.4

KICKOFFS-EndZone-TB 4-3-1 7-7-2

PUNTS-Avg. 4-47.0 5-43.6

Punts blocked 0 0

FGs-PATs blocked 0-0 0-0

TOTAL RETURN YARDAGE 139 123

Punt Returns 4-30 1-12

Kickoff Returns 5-109 3-77

Interceptions 0-0 1-34

PENALTIES-Yds 4-34 13-100

FUMBLES-Lost 2-2 1-0

TIME OF POSSESSION 24:59 35:01


INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS

RUSHING—Baltimore, Rice 5-27, D.Reed 1-16, T.Smith 1-16, R.Williams 3-8, Flacco 2-8. Seattle, Lynch 32-109, Washington 3-9, Jackson 5-3, Forsett 1-3, Tate 1-(minus 5).

PASSING—Baltimore, Flacco 29-52-1-255, Rice 1-1-0-1. Seattle, Jackson 17-27-0-217.

RECEIVING—Baltimore, Dickson 10-79, Rice 8-54, Pitta 4-49, T.Smith 3-28, R.Williams 3-24, Boldin 2-22. Seattle, Lynch 5-58, Tate 3-46, Miller 3-24, A.McCoy 2-15, Rice 2-14, Baldwin 1-50, Obomanu 1-10.

PUNT RETURNS—Baltimore, Webb 4-30. Seattle, Washington 1-12.

KICKOFF RETURNS—Baltimore, D.Reed 3-65, T.Smith 1-24, Carr 1-20. Seattle, Washington 3-77.

TACKLES-ASSISTS-SACKS—Baltimore, Lewis 4-4-0, Carr 4-1-0, A.Jones 4-1-0, Ca.Williams 4-0-0, Ngata 3-8-0, McClain 3-6-0, Pollard 3-5-0, Suggs 2-5-0, Johnson 2-2-0, Webb 2-2-0, E.Reed 2-0-0, Redding 1-2-0, McClellan 1-1-0, Kruger 1-0-1, Ayanbadejo 1-0-0, Flacco 1-0-0, E.Jones 1-0-0, Nakamura 1-0-0, Zbikowski 1-0-0, McKinney 0-3-0, Cody 0-2-0, Ch.Williams 0-1-0. Seattle, Thomas 7-1-0, Hawthorne 5-2-0, Hill 4-4-0, Lewis 4-2-0, Smith 4-0-1, Maragos 3-0-0, Chancellor 2-3-0, Branch 2-1-0, Sherman 2-1-0, Bryant 2-0-0, Clemons 1-1-0, Robinson 1-1-0, McDonald 1-0-0, Obomanu 1-0-0, Farwell 0-2-0, Bigby 0-1-0, Brock 0-1-0.

INTERCEPTIONS—Seattle, Hawthorne 1-34.

MISSED FIELD GOALS—Baltimore, Cundiff 50 (SH), 52 (WR).


OFFICIALS—Referee Scott Green, Ump Bruce Stritesky, HL Tom Stabile, LJ Tom Barnes, FJ Dyrol Prioleau, SJ Larry Rose, BJ Scott Helverson, Replay Carl Madsen.

Time: 3:19.