Lynch’s fumble nearly became the turning point for the Jets. Tebow converted third-down with a 3-yard keeper, then Sanchez found Jeremy Kerley for 43 yards to the Seattle 7 on a blown coverage.
But on third-and-goal Sherman baited Sanchez into throwing across the field, where the Seahawks cornerback stepped in to steal his fourth interception of the season.
Sherman’s sack in the fourth quarter was the first of his career. The Seahawks also got a key turnover when Kerley muffed a punt that was recovered by Kam Chancellor. Seattle capitalized on the turnover and took a 14-7 lead at halftime on Lynch’s 1-yard plunge.
And at 6-4 heading in to their bye, the Seahawks know they’re in the middle of the NFC playoff chase.
‘‘I think we have the ability to take off right now,’’ Wilson said.
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