Six Games in… Lots to Cheer
This season the Seahawks have had two late game winning touchdowns both dramatic and exciting. However this one was made not from controversial calls but by great execution.
Wilson’s 46 yard Touchdown Bomb to Rice
There were three touchdown passes in this game all of which took a great pass/catch combination to happen and an even better statistic is that they were made by three different receivers.
The Sidney Rice 46 yard touchdown catch with 1:18 remaining in the fourth quarter has to be not only the single biggest play of the game but probably the single biggest play of the Season.
Tate’s last second Touchdown catch Vs. the Packers
I think every other team in the NFL will hate to see any Seahawk fan boast about what a great moment this was in Seahawks history. Almost everyone will argue that this play never should have happened. The reality is it did happen and Seahawk fans have taken it like an early Christmas present.
With the replacement refs gone most of the country has turned to Golden Tate as the villain getting away with an obvious pass interference call.
However I think former Baltimore Ravens head coach Brian Billick said it best when he said that he has never seen pass interference called on a Hail Mary pass in the end zone. Besides, the Seahawks have been on the wrong end on some questionable calls in its history so I like to think the football gods believe in justice.
Let this also be a lesson the M.D Jennings.
Next time just knock the ball down and you won’t have this problem.
Defense sacking Rodgers 8 times in the First Half
It’s hard to do a list of the top five moments of the 2012 season without it being dominated by the Seahawks defense. Number three is no exception.
The game against the Packers on Monday Night Football was the countries first real look at the Seahawk defense and they did not disappoint.
In fact if it wasn’t for the circumstances in which that game ended most of the post game show would have been talking about the stifling Seattle defense. Rodgers was under siege the entire first half getting sacked eight times before half time and the often dominant Green Bay offense looked lost headed into half time.
Chris Clemons tied a franchise record by sacking the QB four times in that first half on his way to winning NFC player of the week honors.
Goal line stand Vs Cam Newton
The game against the Carolina Panthers was another one of those games where the Seahawks needed serious help from its defense. In the second half of the game Wilson threw two third quarter interceptions, one of which went back for a touchdown putting the team into a of small hole.
However, Wilson showed his resiliency leading a drive late into the third quarter ending with a touchdown pass to Tate to get the lead back.
Newton wasn’t finished, orchestrating a late drive into the Seahawks territory and eventually getting down to the one yard line where a stifling run defense forced Carolina to pass the ball on fourth and one.
Newton was unable to make the play turning the ball over on downs to the Seahawks.
Second half against the Cowboys
Hard to pin point a moment in this game that was clearly a statement game for the team.
I was tempted to go with the early punt block touchdown however the statement did not come in the first half.
The statement came in the second half when the Seahawks came out and rolled over the Cowboys who were one week removed from knocking off the defending Super Bowl Champs.
The Seahawks continued to put on a dominant display of defense and went on to win the game 27-7.
The lob sided victory was nice to have giving the team its first, and easiest, win.
The next three wins would be by a combined seven points.