Sep 21, 2014; Seattle, WA, USA; Seattle Seahawks kicker Steven Hauschka (4) kicks a field goal against the Denver Broncos during the second half at CenturyLink Field. Seattle defeated Denver 26-20. Mandatory Credit: Steven Bisig-USA TODAY Sports
This game provided a few unique scenarios that on the surface seemed like natural, normal, football plays. Yes, natural and normal for other teams, not Seattle. I can barely remember the last time that Mr. Automatic missed a field goal. I distinctly remember thinking to myself, ‘uh-oh, this isn’t a good omen.’
Why? It wasn’t simply because a field goal was missed, many kickers miss field goals. It was because he missed a 46-yard field goal, in the confines of the Clink, in front of 68,000 friends on a beautiful day.
Okay not enough? How about the fact that Seattle gave up a safety? Yes…other teams give up safety, the Seahawks don’t give up safeties. Block for Marshawn Lynch and give him a chance to run it out the end zone and everything will be fine but when you ask him to plow through five surly guys…well that isn’t going to work too well…even for our Beast.
Not convinced? Russell Wilson threw an interception…in the fourth quarter…on Seattle’s side of the field, his first in the last 98 regular season pass attempts. That just isn’t supposed to happen to one of the most talented and smart quarterbacks in the league.