This time, with the ball on the 1-yard line, the Seattle Seahawks got the last laugh.
Needing to punch the ball on a QB keeper in to cap a miraculous comeback, Cam Newton wasn't able to get into the end zone as the Seahawks held on for a thrilling 35-30 win over the Patriots at CenturyLink Field.
The Patriots trailed by 12 with under five minutes to play, and Newton was almost able to lead the comeback, throwing for 397 yards and scoring three touchdowns (one passing, two rushing), but L.J. Collier and the Seattle defense kept the New England QB out of the end zone as the clock struck zero.
Though Newton had a team-high 47 rushing yards, the New England ground attack was... well, grounded on Sunday night, totaling just 67 yards on 25 carries, a far cry from the 217 yards they racked up on the ground a week ago.
Russell Wilson led the way for the Seahawks, throwing five touchdown passes to five different receivers.
FINAL SCORE: Seahawks 35, Patriots 30
Patriots Record: 1-1
On Seattle's third play from scrimmage, Devin McCourty puts the Patriots on the board
The Seahawks respond with a 13-play, 75-yard TD drive capped off by Tyler Lockett
Another game, another rushing TD for Cam Newton
Russell Wilson ties the game with this 54-yard scoring strike to DK Metcalf
David Moore puts the Seahawks on top with the fancy footwork on a highlight-reel TD catch
Cam Newton throws behind Damiere Byrd -- and Quinton Dunbar makes him pay for his first INT of the season
The Patriots defense breaks down as rookie Freddie Swain breaks free to catch Wilson's fourth TD pass of the game
Newton's longest completion of the season goes for 49 yards to Julian Edelman
Cam Newton's first TD pass with the Patriots is also Jakob Johnson's first career NFL touchdown
Russell Wilson's TD pass to Chris Carson puts Seattle up 35-23
In his 152nd career game, Julian Edelman sets a new career high in receiving yards
One play from the one-yard line to win the game -- and the Seattle defense comes up big
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Sunday, Oct. 11 vs. Broncos, 1:00 p.m. (CBS)