In this long anticipated match with the Vikings, the Seahawks were looking to avenge their loss (score 12-18) last year to the Vikes.
Much smack was talked by both teams leading up to this one as both teams were ready to make the other pay.
A struggle for both to put points on the board when the Hawks get a big reception from #85 to put the Hawks up 7-0. The rest of the first half was controlled by the Hawks as they take a 14-7 lead.
The second half was a totally different game as the Vikes took control and put up 13 points on a TD and 2 field goals to take a 20-14 lead with just over 3 minutes remaining. They Hawks wondered how can this be happening. Not deterred, the Hawks began their drive on their 18 yd line and drove to the Vikes 3 when they got a TD from #32 to tie the game at 20-20. An XP from taking the lead. This is when Coach EMAC’s nerves began to show visibly. Picking up the kicker, he came off the base. Hands visibly shaking trying to put ball on the Tee. His opponent shouting “look at him”, “look at him”. Then kicking the ball to the right of the goal posts. Game tied 20-20. On to overtime.
Vikings get a 80yd kick return to Hawks 15 yd line. The Hawks “D” stepped up to hold the Vikes to 4th down and a FG attempt which they converted for a 23-20 lead. The Hawks would get their turn on the ensuing kickoff. The box designated goal line, 3 seconds. The Vikes men were put in position and #16, who earlier had lost a fumble leading to a Viking FG, had it all on his shoulders. This time would be different as he took off, narrowly missed by a Viking on the 35 yd line and was off to the races for a 100yd TD to close out the game for 26-23 OT Seahawks victory.
reporting for the Seattle Sun