In another battle at Seattle, the Seahawks improved to 7-2 with a 40-34 overtime victory Sunday over the pesky Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
Oregon-grown tight end Jacob Hollister was a star for the Seahawks, catching the winning Russell Wilson pass from 10 yards on the first possession of the OT.
The 25-year-old Hollister, 6-4 and 245 pounds, played for Mountain View High in Bend before going to Wyoming for college football and then to the NFL. He won a Super Bowl ring with the New England Patriots but came to the Seahawks in April for depth purposes, backing up the now-injured Will Dissly.
Seattle's 10-play, 75-yard OT march at CenturyLink Field ended a back-and-forth game led much of the way by the Bucs, who forced the extra session with a l0-play, 75-yard drive and 1-yard touchdown run by Dare Ogunbowale with 46 seconds left in the fourth quater.
Seattle had gone ahead 34-27 on a 53-yard TD pass from Wilson to wide receiver DK Metcalf with 4:25 remaining in regulation.
Wilson finished 29 of 43 passing for 378 yards and five touchdowns, without an interception.
Tyler Lockett caught 13 passes for 152 yards and two TDs, and Metcalf had six receptions for 123 yards and a touchdown.
Hollister hauled in two TD passes among his four catches for 37 yards.
Chris Carson ran 16 times for 105 yards for the Hawks.
Tampa Bay QB Jameis Winston completed 29 of 44 passes for 335 yards and two touchdowns, with no interceptions, though he did lose a fumble.
Mike Evans had 12 catches for 180 yards and a TD for the Bucs.
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