Patriots 24, Seahawks 21

SEATTLE - Sammy Morris leaped into the end zone from 1 yard out on fourth down with 2:44 remaining as New England rallied past Seattle.

One week after flopping with four turnovers in a home loss to Pittsburgh, Matt Cassel was 26 of 44 for 268 yards passing and a touchdown.

The Patriots forged a three-way tie for first place in the AFC East lead after Brandon Meriweather sacked Seneca Wallace with 1:54 left and Richard Seymour recovered the fumble to clinch it.

New England 3 7 3 11 – 24

Seattle 7 7 7 0 – 21

First quarter

Sea–Branch 14 pass from S.Wallace (Mare kick), 5:25.

NE–FG Gostkowski 50, :48.

Second quarter

Sea–Carlson 10 pass from S.Wallace (Mare kick), 12:30.

NE–Watson 2 pass from Cassel (Gostkowski kick), 9:09.

Third quarter

NE–FG Gostkowski 42, 2:40.

Sea–Branch 4 pass from S.Wallace (Mare kick), :41.

Fourth quarter

NE–FG Gostkowski 27, 12:19.

NE–Morris 1 run (Welker pass from Cassel), 2:44.

A: 68,077.

NE   Sea

First downs 22   18

Total Net Yards 344   339

Rushes-yards 25-84   26-134

Passing 260   205

Punt Returns 3-20   0-0

Kickoff Returns 3-97   6-122

Interceptions Ret. 0-0   0-0

Comp-Att-Int 26-44-0   20-28-0

Sacked-Yards Lost 3-8   1-7

Punts 3-40.3   5-39.4

Fumbles-Lost 1-0   2-1

Penalties-Yards 1-15   5-39

Time of Possession 33:55   26:05

INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS

Rushing: New England, Morris 11-36, Jordan 4-18, Faulk 3-16, Cassel 7-14. Seattle, S.Wallace 3-47, Morris 14-39, Weaver 5-32, Duckett 4-16.

Passing: New England, Cassel 26-44-0-268. Seattle, S.Wallace 20-28-0-212.

Receiving: New England, Welker 12-134, Faulk 5-22, Gaffney 4-48, Moss 3-56, Aiken 1-6, Watson 1-2. Seattle, Carlson 8-69, Branch 4-88, Engram 4-27, Morris 2-19, Heller 1-5, Weaver 1-4.

Missed Field Goals: None.