National Football League
Seattle 31, Miami 23
When: 1:00 PM ET, Sunday, October 4, 2020
Where: Hard Rock Stadium, Miami Gardens, Florida
Temperature: 86°
Head Official: Scott Novak
Attendance: 12369

Russell Wilson threw for 360 yards and two touchdowns and Chris Carson rushed for a pair of 1-yard scores as the Seattle Seahawks improved to 4-0 with a 31-23 victory against the host Miami Dolphins on Sunday afternoon.

Wilson, who completed 24 of 34 passes, found David Moore in the back right corner of the end zone for a 17-yard scoring strike with 5:30 remaining in the fourth quarter.

The score for the Seahawks came after the Dolphins (1-3) had closed to within 17-15 on the fifth of Jason Sanders' field goals.

An interception by Shaquill Griffin led to Carson's second touchdown with 4 minutes left for the Seahawks. Carson rushed 16 times for a season-high 80 yards.

The Seahawks' only other 4-0 start in franchise history was in 2013, when they went on to win their only Super Bowl.

Miami's Ryan Fitzpatrick completed 29 of 45 passes for 315 yards and rushed for a team-high 47 yards, including a 10-yard touchdown scamper with 1:50 remaining. A two-point conversion throw to Preston Williams pulled the Dolphins within eight points, but the Seahawks recovered an onside kick and ran out the clock.

The Seahawks led 17-9 at the intermission, scoring touchdowns on their first and last drives of the half.

Carson opened the scoring with a 1-yard touchdown run after Ryan Neal intercepted a tipped Fitzpatrick pass on Miami's initial drive.

Sanders kicked 41-, 29- and 45-yard field goals to offset a 55-yarder by Seattle's Jason Myers, cutting the Seahawks' lead to 10-9 with 29 seconds left in the half.

Wilson drove the Seahawks 75 yards in four plays, capped by a 3-yard touchdown pass to running back Travis Homer with 6 seconds left. The key play of the drive was a 57-yard pass to a wide-open Moore down the left sideline.

The Seahawks took the second half kickoff and marched to Miami's 6 before Xavien Howard made a diving interception in the back of the end zone on a third-down play. It was only the second pick Wilson has thrown this season.

Sanders kicked a 43-yarder with 4:12 left in the third to pull the Dolphins within 17-12 entering the final quarter.

--Field Level Media

Top Game Performances
Seattle   Miami
Chris Carson Player Ryan Fitzpatrick
16 Attempts 6
80 Yards 47
5.0 Avg Yards 7.8
2 Touchdowns 1
18 Long 11
Seattle   Miami
DK Metcalf Player DeVante Parker
4 Receptions 10
106 Yards 110
26.5 Avg Yards 11.0
0 Touchdowns 0
37 Long 21
Team Stats Summary
  Yards Scoring Defense
Team Tot Rus Pas TD FG INT Sck FF
Seattle 441 98 343 4 1 2 1.0 1
Miami 415 103 312 1 5 1 2.0 1
Upcoming Games
  • Miami will play their next game on the road against San Francisco. The Dolphins have a W/L % of .000 after a win and .500 after a loss.
  • Seattle will play their next game at home against Minnesota. The Seahawks have a W/L % of 1.000 after a win and .000 after a loss.