Monday, January 07, 2013

Seahawks Eat Their Spinach--Overcome 14-0 Deficit

It looked hopeless in the first quarter, but the Seattle Seahawks were able to overcome a 14-0 first quarter deficit and defeat the Washington Redskins 24-14 in the nation's capital.  Pictured above is Marshawn Lynch's 4th quarter touchdown.  In an amazing turn of events, the Redskins were not able to score after the first quarter as Seattle started to chip away at the lead. Redskin coach Mike Shanahan was placed in a no-win situation of whether to play a banged up Robert Griffin the third. Griffin finally went down in the 4th after a fumble on a bad snap.  A Seahawk fumble recovery was marred  by the sight of the Redskin rookie laying on the ground in a heap.
The victory had a cost for Seattle as star defensive end Chris Clemmons was lost for the season with a torn ACL.    As you could predict, the discussion in the national sports media was not the 'Hawks victory, but the wisdom of Coach Shanahan of sticking with RG 3 who had shown signs of being slowed by his injuries.  This should give the 'Hawks all the motivation to turn it on this weekend.  The Seahawks will be traveling to Atlanta to face the Falcons at 10 am on Sunday.

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