What a game!
The teams battled into overtime where the Seahawks came out victorious, with a 23-20 victory with a little over 3 minutes left in overtime.
Each time the Seahawks win, I get to hand out game balls to the top performers from offense, defense and special teams.
Here are this week’s game balls.
This game ball easily could’ve gone to Russell Wilson, but Marshawn Lynch stole the show. His 98 yards on the ground were some of the hardest earned yards I have ever seen. The offensive line was little to no help and the Texans defense wasn’t giving up an inch…so Lynch took centimeters.
His touchdown was a game changer, obviously. His huge 43 yard run was reminiscent of the infamous playoff game against the Saints and his toughness earned most of the rest.
And then you have his 3 catches for 45 yards. Not only was Lynch the leading Seahawk rusher, but he lead the team in receiving, too.
You can’t say enough about the silent man whose play speaks volumes.
This one could’ve gone to multiple players, too. Earl Thomas, Cliff Avril and Bobby Wagner all made cases for the defensive game ball. The game deciding play, though, was made by Sherman. (In my opinion.) On the day, Sherman had 4 tackles, 2 passes defended and an interception.
A very important interception.
When Matt Schaub threw that pass, you could see Sherman slam on the brakes and jump the route, getting in front of the receiver to take the ball away and return it 58 yards for a touchdown.
While he had some issues covering Andre Johnson, Johnson did not reach the end zone. And that’s all that matters.
The game was won by the leg of Steven Hauschka, who hit the game winning field goal from 45 yards out to win the game in overtime. He hit a 48 yarder in the first quarter and a 39 yarder in the third quarter on top of his game winner. .
In a hostile environment, in a high pressure situation, Hauschka was as clutch as you can get, putting the nail in the coffin and sending Seattle home with a big victory.