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National Football League
Seattle 21, Cincinnati 20
When: 4:05 PM ET, Sunday, September 8, 2019
Where: CenturyLink Field, Seattle, Washington
Temperature: 64°
Head Official: Brad Rogers
Attendance: 68710

Russell Wilson hit Tyler Lockett with a 44-yard touchdown pass on the first play of the fourth quarter and the Seattle Seahawks held on to defeat the visiting Cincinnati Bengals 21-20 Sunday.

Cincinnati's Andy Dalton completed 35 of 51 passes for 418 yards, a franchise record for a season opener, with two touchdowns. But the Bengals weren't able to get past midfield in their last two possessions.

Wilson completed 14 of 20 passes for 196 yards and two touchdowns as the Seahawks won despite being outgained 429 yards to 233 in total yardage

Chris Carson rushed for just 46 yards and a touchdown on 15 carries, but had a 21-yard carry on a third-and-1 from Seattle's own 15-yard line with 3:13 remaining to help the Seahawks milk the clock. Carson also caught six passes for 35 yards and a score.

The Bengals had the ball at their own 31 with 14 seconds left, but Dalton was hit and fumbled with nine seconds to go. The Seahawks recovered to clinch the victory.

After the Seahawks took a 21-17 lead on Lockett's score, the Bengals drove to the Seattle 4-yard line. A holding call pushed them back and they had to settle for Randy Bullock's 27-yard field goal with seven minutes left to cut their deficit to a point.

The Bengals took a 17-14 halftime lead on Dalton's 55-yard scoring strike to John Ross III with seven seconds left in the second quarter. Ross, a former University of Washington standout, won a jump ball with Seahawks safety Tedric Thompson at the 12-yard line and galloped into the end zone. That capped a four-play, 75-yard drive that took 45 seconds.

The Seahawks had taken the lead with 52 seconds left in the half on a 10-yard screen pass from Wilson to Carson. Four Bengals defenders got a hand on Carson on his way to the end zone, but he was able to reach the ball over the pylon for the score.

It was the second touchdown for both Ross and Carson in the second quarter, after Bullock's 39-yard field goal gave Cincinnati a 3-0 lead on the only score of the first.

Carson scored on a 1-yard run to give the Seahawks a 7-3 lead, but the Bengals responded with a three-play, 75-yard drive with Dalton finding Ross for a 33-yard score on a flea flicker.

Ross registered seven catches for 158 yards.

--Field Level Media

Top Game Performances
Cincinnati   Seattle
Giovani Bernard Player Chris Carson
7 Attempts 15
21 Yards 46
3.0 Avg Yards 3.1
0 Touchdowns 1
11 Long 21
Cincinnati   Seattle
John Ross Player DK Metcalf
7 Receptions 4
158 Yards 89
22.6 Avg Yards 22.2
2 Touchdowns 0
55 Long 42
Team Stats Summary
  Yards Scoring Defense
Team Tot Rus Pas TD FG INT Sck FF
Cincinnati 429 34 395 2 2 0 4.0 1
Seattle 232 72 160 3 0 0 4.0 3
Upcoming Games
  • Seattle will play their next game on the road against Pittsburgh. The Seahawks have a W/L % of 1.000 after a win and .000 after a loss.
  • Cincinnati will play their next game at home against San Francisco. The Bengals have a W/L % of .000 after a win and .000 after a loss.