Rookie Curt Warner scored two touchdowns and rushed for 128 yards as the Seattle Seahawks maintained their domination of the mistake-prone New York Jets with 17-10 victory today.
Warner's seven-yard touchdown run in the second quarter helped the Seahawks build a 10-3 halftime lead. His second score of the day, a one-yard leap over the line with 3:54 left in the game, gave Seattle its clinching points and its seventh victory over the Jets in as many meetings, dating back to 1977.
That second touchdown gave the Seahawks a 17-3 lead and provided a cushion to offset a quick 46-yard touchdown pass from Richard Todd to Wesley Walker scarcely a minute later.
"It was a crazy game. That was 60 minutes of suspense," Warner said. "When Richard hit that bomb near the end of the game, all I could think was, 'Oh, man, he can hit another one.' I was never so happy when I saw us intercept again."
Warner carried 25 times to go over the 100 yard mark for the first time as a pro in his second NFL game.
Until Todd's pass to Walker brought the Shea Stadium crowd of 50,066 alive, the Jets were their own worst enemies. They finished with seven turnovers, four fumbles and three interceptions by Seattle that stopped drives.
The last one was an interception by Eugene Williams at the Seattle 18 with 53 seconds left that ended any hope of a Jets comeback.
Harold Jackson of Seattle moved into second place on the all-time NFL receiving list when he caught a 21-yard pass in the third quarter.
That gave him 10,286 yards for his career, 20 ahead of Lance Alworth. It was Jackson's only catch of the day. Don Maynard holds the career record with 11,844.