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Seahawks win home opener, edging Cincinnati 21-20

SEATTLE, Wash. - The Seattle Seahawks held on to win its season opener 21-20 Sunday afternoon.

Both offenses showed rust in Week 1 with numerous three and outs, and Seattle needing nearly the entire first quarter to earn a single first down.

Things quickly picked up with Chris Carson scoring a pair of touchdowns for Seattle on a 1-yard rush and 10-yard reception from QB Russell Wilson who couldn't catch a break from the swarming Bengals defense.

A defensive breakdown at the end of the half, allowed Andy Dalton to connect with John Ross for a 55-yard touchdown, giving Cincinnati a 17-14 lead with just seconds left.

Rain welcomed back Seattle's 12s at CenturyLink Field for the second half and likely contributed to a series of fumbles and a missed Cincinnati field goal.

Tyler Lockett, who had been quiet for most of the game, broke the drought with a 44-yard touchdown to kick off fourth and a 27-yard field goal narrowed Seattle's lead to just a point.

The Seahawks would hold on and run the clock to win.

WHAT'S NEXT?

Seattle faces off against the Steelers Sunday, September 15 in Pittsburgh.

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