Seahawks hold off Patriots in back-and-forth smackdown (Shutdown Corner)

At times like these, when the world is in flux and we’re uncertain what the future will bring, it’s comforting to know that we can rely on some truths, like the fact that New England and Seattle are apparently incapable of playing a weak football game. Tom Brady came up short at the goal line in a loss to the Seahawks on Sunday. The NFL has been in a TV ratings swoon its opening nine weeks, a spiral blamed on everything from political protests to poor play to the presidential election.