What a crazy finish! The Seahawks took care of business when they absolutely had to, and get rewarded with a win and a trip to Chicago.
How about Jerramy Stevens? He redeemed himself by catching the only 2 TDs the Seahawks scored. He also didn't drop the ball at all (a pleasant surprise).
The first half turned out to be uglier than Pink's hair (I call it a mullethawk; part mullet, park mohawk) in NBC's lame intro bit. The Cowgirls took a 10-6 at halftime on a last-second TD pass from Tony "Choker" Romo to Patrick Crayton. The 'Hawks could have had a 14-10 lead heading into halftime, but could only get two FGs in their two trips into the red zone.
The game truly began in the second half. The Seahawks took the lead on a Jerramy Stevens' TD catch, then promptly gave it back by allowing a 93 yard kickoff return for a TD (fire Bob Casullo!). After the Cowgirls added a FG (after a crazy pick was made by Roy Williams, who was BARELY in bounds) to make it 20-13, the 'Hawks went back to work. They got to the Dallas 1 on a PI, then get nothing on four tries. Fortunately, the Cowgirls choke. Terry Glenn fumbles, and the 'Hawks bat the loose ball out of the endzone for a safety (but an A for effort goes to J-Pete and Lofa). Seattle gets the ball back on the free kick, and four plays later, Hass hits Stevens for his second TD. I liked the call to go for two, but execute better, PLEASE!
The next possession was all about choking. First, the 'Hawks' defense chokes, letting Julius Jones run down to the Seahawk 11. Then the Cowgirls can't make a first down, and the Tuna elects to kick the field goal instead going for it on a very makeable fourth and one. The rest is history:
One last note: if the Seahawks don't do better in the red zone (1 TD and 2 FGs in 4 trips), and don't convert turnovers into points (2 points off of 2 Cowgirl TOs), the 'Hawks WILL NOT make it to their second consecutive NFC Championship Game.
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