The Seahawks Opt For Excitement: Five Observations

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Sep 21, 2014; Seattle, WA, USA; Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson (3) and Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning (18) greet in the middle of the field after the game between the Seattle Seahawks and the Denver Broncos at CenturyLink Field. Seattle defeated Denver 26-20. Mandatory Credit: Steven Bisig-USA TODAY Sports

Sunday’s football game featuring the Seattle Seahawks and the Denver Broncos saw a game that was diametrically opposed to the Super Bowl last February. The Super Bowl featured a Seahawks team that never, for one moment after the very first snap, seemed like they could lose. Destiny seemed to be firmly camped on the side of the Seahawks on that day.

Really the only question that seemed to matter after a while was if Denver was going to score. The game this last Sunday never had that feel to it, even when Seattle was up 14 points. It just never felt like Seattle was going to run away with this game. There were opportunities, instances, where this could have happened but didn’t. I think destiny realized that lopsided victories don’t provide for exciting television. Therefore it owed football nation a nail-biter.

Seattle vs. Denver provided this backdrop.