CHICAGO — Seattle (7-5) leads the NFC wild-card chase and, despite its frequent struggles on the road has won three in a row in the regular season at Soldier Field.
This one sure was dramatic.
Seattle took a short-lived lead late in regulation on rookie Wilson’s 14-yard pass to Golden Tate, only to watch Gould make a 46-yard field goal as time expired to send it into the extra period.
The Seahawks won the coin toss and started with the ball on their 20. They ended this one with one final flourish.
Rice hauled in a pass from Wilson and took a shoulder-to-helmet hit from Major Wright that jarred the ball loose and appeared to knock the receiver unconscious as he lunged into the end zone.
Rice stayed down for several minutes but eventually walked off the field, and he insisted afterward he was alert the whole time.
“(Medical personnel) rushed out on the field because I had a couple of concussions before so they just wanted to make sure everything was fine,” he said.
The touchdown, meanwhile, was upheld after a review, and that gave the Seahawks their only road win other than a victory at Carolina.
“The ball didn’t fall our way in some of the games this year,” cornerback Richard Sherman said. “I don’t think we are 1-5 road team. I don’t think we’ve ever been out of the game at the end. I don’t think there was ever a blowout, it always comes down to the last drive, the last play, the football gods were with us today and they helped us out.”
The Seahawks pulled it out even though Marshawn Lynch was held in check with 87 yards rushing. He had a touchdown run in the second quarter, but also fumbled on the game’s opening possession, leading to a score for Chicago.