(WEEI.com) – The Seahawks were just over nine minutes away from falling to 3-3 on the 2012 season. They trailed the Patriots 23-10 on their home turf.
Things didn’t look good for Seattle or rookie quarterback Russell Wilson.
Then he completed a touchdown pass to Braylon Edwards to make it close down the stretch. Still, Seattle trailed 23-17 and had the ball at their own 43 with 2:38 left in the fourth.
Wilson, a rookie out of Wisconsin was still learning the NFL game. That was the season that many Seahawks fans wondered why the rookie was getting the call at quarterback over recently signed free agent Matt Flynn and 2011 starter Tarvaris Jackson. With one deep pass to Sydney Rice over the Patriots secondary, Wilson validated the decision of head coach Pete Carroll.