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Steelers defense torched in 39-30 loss to Seattle

Written by The Associated Press | Nov 30, 2015 2:38 AM
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Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger (7) passes against the Seattle Seahawks in the first half, Sunday, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

(Seattle) -- Russell Wilson threw a career-high five touchdown passes, including two TDs to Doug Baldwin in the final 8:12, as the Seattle Seahawks held on for a wild 39-30 win over Pittsburgh.

Wilson threw three touchdowns to Baldwin, including an 80-yard catch-and-run score with 2:01 left after Pittsburgh had trimmed Seattle's lead to 32-30.

Baldwin caught a crossing route on third-and-10 at the 20, broke two tackles and raced for the clinching score. Baldwin caught a 30-yard TD midway through the fourth quarter after Pittsburgh had taken a 27-26 lead.

Wilson also threw two touchdowns to Jermaine Kearse and Seattle (6-5) picked up a huge victory in its hopes of getting back to the postseason.

Pittsburgh coach Mike Tomlin said the Pittsburgh offense did its job.

"We feel like we can run it. We feel like we can throw it," he said. Obviously, we felt like opportunities were the there in the passing game and they were, but just not enough collectively to win."

Tomlin said it came down to execution.

"They made the necessary plays to secure the victory and really, in all three phases," he said. "I thought our guys fought hard. I thought we had our chances, but just not good enough today in some specific areas."

Roethlisberger threw for 456 yards, the most ever against the Seahawks, but was pulled with two minutes left and taken to the locker room for concussion protocol.

The Steelers (6-5) had a two-game win streak end.

Seattle tight end Jimmy Graham will miss the rest of the season after suffering an injury to the patellar tendon in his right knee in the fourth quarter.

Coach Pete Carroll said Graham will need surgery to repair the injury and will be out the rest of the season.

Graham was hurt with 13:36 left in the fourth quarter after trying to grab a deep pass in the end zone from Russell Wilson.

He landed awkwardly as he attempted to reach behind him to catch the pass.

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