"Just being mean. Bottom line, that's how we played today," Seattle defensive end Red Bryant said.
Wilkerson's fumble return for a touchdown was the first against the Seahawks since 2009. Seattle's problems keeping possession weren't done. Lynch fumbled on the first play of the second quarter at the New York 40, his first lost fumble in a year. Lynch sat on the bench with his headband pulled over his face in disgust.
Lynch's fumble nearly became the turning point for the Jets. Tebow converted third-down with a 3-yard keeper, then Sanchez found Jeremy Kerley for 43 yards to the Seattle 7 on a blown coverage.
But on third-and-goal Sherman baited Sanchez into throwing across the field, where the Seahawks cornerback stepped in to steal his fourth interception of the season.
Sherman's sack in the fourth quarter was the first of his career. The Seahawks also got a key turnover when Kerley muffed a punt that was recovered by Kam Chancellor. Seattle capitalized on the turnover and took a 14-7 lead at halftime on Lynch's 1-yard plunge.
And at 6-4 heading in to their bye, the Seahawks know they're in the middle of the NFC playoff chase.
"I think we have the ability to take off right now," Wilson said.
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