Seahawks win season opener over Cincinnati, 21-20
SEATTLE, Wash. — The Seattle Seahawks escaped with a one-point win at home over the Cincinnati Bengals, as Russell Wilson passed for two touchdowns, one to running back Chris Carson who rushed in for another.
Rookie wide receiver DK Metcalf led the Seahawks with four catches for 89 yards, but no touchdowns.
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Wilson did not connect with veteran wide receiver Tyler Lockett until the fourth quarter, on a 44-yard touchdown to put the Seahawks up 21-20.
The Bengals had the chance to go ahead with 30 seconds left in the game before Rasheem Green chased down Cincinnati quarterback Andy Dalton, stripped the ball, and it was recovered by the Seahawks to end the game.
Seattle’s defensive line registered five sacks on the night for a loss of 23 yards. Defensive end Ziggy Ansah was inactive for today’s game.
Russell Wilson was 14-20 for 196 yards and two touchdowns. Chris Carson had 15 carries for 46 yards and a touchdown.
Former Washington Husky John Ross III wreaked havoc on the Seahawks secondary, catching seven passes for 158 yards and two touchdowns.
Seattle moves to 1-0 on the season with the 21-20 win, and face the Steelers in PIttsburgh next Sunday at 10 a.m. Pacific.
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