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November 9, 2014 at 7:56 PM

10 big moments from the Seahawks’ victory over the New York Giants

This game was all legs. The Seahawks racked up 350 rushing yards and 510 yards of total offense.

The franchise-record five rushing touchdowns, and other big moments from the Seahawks’ victory over the New York Giants:

 

Taima the hawk goes rogue

Fans got a big surprise when Taima, the live hawk that flies around the stadium before the game, took a detour into the stands. She briefly landed on one fan’s head before settling on another’s shoulder:

 

Honoring veterans

Two days before Veterans Day, the team took a moment to recognize people who have served in the United States military.

Helicopters fly over CenturyLink Field as a flag is spread across the field in honor of military veterans before the Seattle Seahawks play the New York Giants. (Photo by Mike Siegel / The Seattle Times)

Helicopters fly over as a flag is spread across CenturyLink Field in honor of military veterans before the Seattle Seahawks play the New York Giants. (Photo by Mike Siegel / The Seattle Times)

 

Seahawks have a killer opening drive

Early in the first quarter, Seattle asserted its dominance by marching down the field toward a Marshawn Lynch touchdown — his first of four for the day.

Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch scores the first touchdown of the game on a one yard rush in the first quarter. (Photo by Bettina Hansen / The Seattle Times)

Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch scores the first touchdown of the game on a 1-yard rush in the first quarter. (Photo by Bettina Hansen / The Seattle Times)

 

Giants capitalize on interception to tie the score

Giants cornerback Zack Bowman picked off a pass from Russell Wilson to wide receiver Paul Richardson, returning it to the 24-yard line.

A Russell Wilson pass intended for Paul Richardson is intercepted by Giants cornerback Zack Bowman in the first quarter. (Photo by Bettina Hansen / The Seattle Times)

A Russell Wilson pass intended for Paul Richardson is intercepted by Giants cornerback Zack Bowman in the first quarter. (Photo by Bettina Hansen / The Seattle Times)

Five plays later, Eli Manning had ample time to find receiver Preston Parker open in the back of the end zone. Click here to read more and watch a video of that play.

Giants wide receiver Preston Parker catches a six yard pass from Eli Manning for a touchdown in front of Seahawks safety Jeron Johnson in the first quarter. (Photo by Dean Rutz / The Seattle Times)

Giants wide receiver Preston Parker catches a 6-yard pass from Eli Manning for a touchdown in front of Seahawks safety Jeron Johnson in the first quarter. (Photo by Dean Rutz / The Seattle Times)

 

Giants score go-ahead touchdown

The Giants drove downfield with big pass plays — including two impressive catches by rookie Odell Beckham Jr. — and sent Andre Williams plowing into the end zone to take the lead early in the second quarter. Click here to read more and watch a video of that play.

New York Giants running back Andre Williams scores a touchdown against the Seattle Seahawks in the first half. (Photo by John Lok / The Seattle Times)

New York Giants running back Andre Williams scores a touchdown against the Seattle Seahawks in the first half. (Photo by John Lok / The Seattle Times)

 

Second Lynch TD ties it up at 14-14

A determined Seattle offense put together an 85-yard drive, composed almost entirely of run plays, to set up a 2-yard touchdown by running back Marshawn Lynch. Click here to read more and watch a video of that play.

Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch runs two yards for a touchdown through Giants safety Antrel Rolle and Giants defensive lineman Mathias Kiwanuka in the second quarter. (Photo by Bettina Hansen / The Seattle Times)

Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch runs 2 yards for a touchdown through Giants safety Antrel Rolle and Giants defensive lineman Mathias Kiwanuka in the second quarter. (Photo by Bettina Hansen / The Seattle Times)

 

Field goal puts Giants ahead at the half

Giants kicker Josh Brown kicks a field goal to pull the Giants ahead 17-14 at halftime. (Photo by Bettina Hansen / The Seattle Times)

Giants kicker Josh Brown kicks a 41-yard field goal to pull the Giants ahead 17-14 at halftime. (Photo by Bettina Hansen / The Seattle Times)

 

Jermaine Kearse pulls in deep pass, sparking Seahawks’ tying drive

Seattle quarterback Russell Wilson sailed a 60-yard pass to receiver Jermaine Kearse. It was Wilson’s longest pass of the day and it put the Hawks at the 6-yard line, but it wasn’t enough on its own: Seattle struggled in the red zone before settling for a field goal.

Click here to read more and watch a video of that pass play.

Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Jermaine Kearse pulls in a 61-yard reception against New York Giants defender Jacquian Williams in the second half. (Photo by John Lok / The Seattle Times)

Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Jermaine Kearse pulls in a 60-yard reception against New York Giants defender Jacquian Williams in the second half. (Photo by John Lok / The Seattle Times)

 

Earl Thomas gets his first INT of the season, leading to a third Lynch TD

On a first down at the 39-yard line late in the third quarter, Eli Manning sailed a pass to Odell Beckham Jr. in the end zone, hoping to take the lead once again. But as Beckham tipped the ball away from Richard Sherman, it went into the hands of Earl Thomas, who returned it to the 42-yard line. It was the first interception Eli Manning has thrown in five games.

Giants receiver Odell Beckham Jr. tips the end zone pass and winds up having it intercepted by Seattle's Earl Thomas in the second half. (Photo by Dean Rutz / The Seattle Times)

Giants receiver Odell Beckham Jr. tips an end zone pass and winds up having it intercepted by Seattle’s Earl Thomas in the third quarter. (Photo by Dean Rutz / The Seattle Times)

Click here to read more and watch a video of the tip — which happened in the same end zone as, well, The Tip.

After a pass intended for Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. was tipped by Seahawks corner back Richard Sherman, left, the ball is caught by Seahawks safety Earl Thomas and ran back 47 yards in the third quarter. (Photo by Mike Siegel / The Seattle Times)

After a pass intended for Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. was tipped away from Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman, left, Seahawks safety Earl Thomas runs it back 47 yards in the third quarter. (Photo by Mike Siegel / The Seattle Times)

After a pass intended for Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr., left, was tipped by Seahawks corner back Richard Sherman, the ball is caught by Seahawks safety Earl Thomas and ran back 47 yards in the third quarter. (Photo by Mike Siegel / The Seattle Times)

Seahawks safety Earl Thomas intercepts an end-zone pass intended for Odell Beckham Jr. and runs the ball back 47 yards in the third quarter. (Photo by Mike Siegel / The Seattle Times)

The play set up a 58-yard drive by the Seahawks that culminated in another Marshawn Lynch touchdown. That run put Lynch at 113 rushing yards, a season high in a single game. The only other game this year in which he has surpassed 100 yards was the season opener against Green Bay.

Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch takes it in for one of his four touchdowns against the New York Giants in the second half. (Photo by John Lok / The Seattle Times)

Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch takes it in for one of his four touchdowns against the New York Giants. (Photo by John Lok / The Seattle Times)

The Seahawks at that point hit 253 rushing yards, also a season high. Seattle would end up with a franchise-record 350 rushing yards for the day.

 

Back-to-back Lynch and Wilson rushing TDs clinch Hawks’ victory

Seattle’s defense forced a three-and-out by the Giants, setting up another scoring drive to be capped off by Beast Mode. Four touchdowns in a single game is a career high for Marshawn Lynch.

Click here to read more and watch a video of the touchdown that gave Seattle a commanding lead.

Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch dives into the end zone for a touchdown in the fourth quarter. (Photo by Mike Siegel / The Seattle Times)

Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch dives into the end zone for a touchdown in the fourth quarter. (Photo by Mike Siegel / The Seattle Times)

Soon after, Wilson ran one in himself, making it five total rushing touchdowns, tying the team record for a single game. (That record was set against Houston in another magical Seahawks season: 2005.)

Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson keeps the ball for a touchdown against the defense of New York Giants safety Stevie Brown, right, in the second half. (Photo by John Lok / The Seattle Times)

Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson keeps the ball for a touchdown against the defense of New York Giants safety Stevie Brown, right, in the second half. (Photo by John Lok / The Seattle Times)

That settled it: 38-17 Seahawks. It was a much-needed decisive win, as the Hawks head to Kansas City next week as 1-point underdogs. The Chiefs haven’t allowed a rushing touchdown all season. We’ll see if Beast Mode and DangeRuss let them hold on to that distinction.

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