BY Adam Lewis 06:30AM 09/23/2013

Photo fun: Jags no match for Seahawks

The Northwest had a football weekend in which the three most popular teams (Huskies, Cougars and Seahawks) outscored opponents by a number I could never count to while eeking through remedial college math class. Thankfully, calculators are easily accessible on laptops (the combined total was 143-17). Sportspress Northwest photographers Drew Sellers and Drew McKenzie captured the 45-17 Seahawks win over the Jaguars Sunday at CenturyLink Field.

Doug Baldwin made his only catch of the game a dandy, a one-handed, falling-down snag at the the goal line for a 35-yard touchdown in the third quarter that upped the Seahawks advantage to 38-7.

Doug Baldwin and the moment he touched down prior to his sliding touchdown. / Drew McKenzie

DE Chris Clemons made his season debut, failing to record a tackle while playing about 15 plays in pass situations. Nonetheless, props for the return, and the sweet visor.

Clemons tore his ACL against the Redskins in last season’s NFC wild card game. His appearance Sunday marked the end of a nine-month recovery. / Drew Sellers

Wide receiver Sidney Rice was terrible versus the 49ers (one catch, three penalties), but Sunday he made five catches for 79 yards and two touchdowns.

Rice nabbed an 11-yard touchdown pass from Russell Wilson with 10 seconds remaining in the first half. The score gave the Seahawks a 24-0 lead. / Drew Sellers

Running back Marshawn Lynch was solid if not spectacular against Jacksonville. He ran 17 times and gained 69 yards, though he fell inches short of the end zone on two occasions. No matter. He and Clemons are in the same sweet visor club.

Lynch has yet to break loose this season (210 yards, two TD’s and 3.4 yards per carry). / Drew Sellers

Lynch had a 27-yard burst and also was crafty in selling play-action, for which the Jags defense frequently bit.

Marshawn Lynch has a way of leaving defenders with armfuls of air. / Drew McKenzie

Seahawks coach Pete Carroll didn’t have a lot to be mad about. The Seahawks out-gained the Jaguars 479-265, and his team committed only four penalties. It looks here, protesting a call of illegal block in the back, as if he thought it should have been three.

Under Carroll’s guidance, the Seahawks have won eight straight regular season games. / Drew Sellers

Quarterback Russell Wilson, gathering teammates in the huddle, went 14 of 21 for 202 yards, four touchdowns, one interception and a fumble. He helped the Seahawks build a 31-7 lead before giving way to Tarvaris Jackson late in the third quarter.

Three games into the 2013 season, Wilson holds a 6-2 TD-Int ratio and has 664 passing yards. / Drew Sellers


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