Seahawks beat Bengals 27-23 to stay undefeated

The Seattle Seahawks are unbeaten for the second time in as many seasons and have won four straight games in a row, beating the Cincinnati Bengals 27 to 23 on Sunday night.

The Seahawks, who have won five of their last six home games, are now 10-0 at home and are 11-1 in their last 14 games at CenturyLink Field.

The Bengals were unable to score on their first two drives of the game after leading 24-20 at halftime.

Seattle’s offense got the ball back in the second half after a pair of costly interceptions by safety Harrison Smith and safety Reggie Nelson, but it was only two plays before quarterback Russell Wilson took over.

Wilson led Seattle with 28 points, his third straight 100-yard passing game, and he had two touchdowns and no interceptions.

He threw for 304 yards, four touchdowns and two interceptions, and rushed for 135 yards.

Russell Okung added 102 yards on 13 carries, and Jermaine Kearse had 69 yards on 12 carries.

After trailing 28-24 early in the fourth quarter, the Seahawks put together an eight-play, 75-yard drive that ended with Wilson and Kearse completing passes to wide receiver Doug Baldwin, cornerback Richard Sherman and tight end Tyler Lockett for scores.

Wilson completed 12 of 18 passes for 181 yards, two touchdowns, one interception and an 89-yard run.

Seattle finished the game with a season-high seven turnovers, which was the second-fewest in franchise history.

Seattle also had seven sacks and eight interceptions.

The game was tied 21-21 at halftime, but Seattle went ahead in the final seconds of the half when Kam Chancellor threw a 19-yard touchdown pass to Tyler Lockwood, who returned it for a touchdown.

The Seahawks then put the game away when Lockwood ran back the other way for a 23-yard scoring run.

“I feel good.

The defense played well.

We were just running the ball, running the plays,” Wilson said.

“The defense did a good job of stopping us, which is a big reason why we won.”

The Seahawks also scored on their second drive of the second quarter after they tied it up with 7:03 left.

The drive ended when Kam Marshall, who had a big block on quarterback Russell Dalton, made a leaping grab on a screen pass to tight end Jimmy Graham.

The play was the first touchdown of Wilson’s career.

After allowing five touchdowns in the first quarter, Seattle allowed just two more in the third.

The first touchdown came on a 2-yard gain by Tyler Lockton on a 6-yard pass from Wilson to Kam Chancellor, who was stuffed by safety Richard Sherman after taking a hit from cornerback Richard Crawford.

The next touchdown came when Wilson ran a 10-yard play and Graham caught it at the 2.

Kam was wide open in the end zone for a 4-yard score.

The second touchdown came after a 6:48 left when Wilson passed to Kearse, who beat Sherman to the endzone with a 23.

Sherman also recovered a pass at the 3-yard line, but the play ended when Graham intercepted a Dalton pass.

The last score came after Dalton threw a 17-yard TD pass to Baldwin for a 17, and Seattle was in field goal range when the Bengals scored on the Bengals’ next possession.

The ball sailed out of bounds, but Baldwin recovered it at home.

The teams combined for six sacks on the night, which led the NFL.

The Bengals had eight sacks, including a season high seven by safety Nate Irving.

The first half was tied 30-30 with less than 10 minutes left.

It was 28-28 at halftime after the Seahawks led 31-24 at halftime and never looked back.

Bengals coach Marvin Lewis said his team would have to be ready for the next game, which begins on Sunday.

“We’re not going to be here tonight and we’re not ready to be,” Lewis said.

“If you’re going to win, you’ve got to be in shape.

We’ve got a good defense.

We’re going out and playing our best football.

We need to win tonight and stay healthy.”