One mistake too many.

The Seattle Seahawks made one mistake too many and that miscue led to a 52 yard interception return for a touchdown by Green Bay DB Al Harris to propel the Packers to a dramatic 33 to 27 overtime win in an NFC Wild Card playoff game.

 

 

The dramatic game ending  play overshadowed  a brilliant game by Matt  Hasselbeck and the Seahawks as they  put forth their best  post  season effort  without a victory in club history.

  The effort  over came a 13 to 6 half time deficit in which the Seahawks gained just 107 yards on offense to Green Bays 214.

Four dropped  passes and the inability to run the ball led to the offenses poor first half showing.

Seattle had just one  rushing first down in the first half and was 1-7 (14%) on third down conversions.

  The Seahawks were able to make half time adjustments and scored two  consecutive touchdowns to take a  20 to 13 lead with 1:57 left  the quarter.

  Shaun Alexander scored both touchdowns from one yard out.

Former Seahawk and NFC rushing champion Ahman  Green answered Alexanders scores with his own one yard td run to give the Packers a  27 to 20 lead with 2:44 left in the game.

 

Seattle quarterback  Matt Hasselbeck  then engineered a 6 play 67 yard drive that  ended with Shaun Alexanders  recording a hat trick in touchdowns from one yard out  for the afternoon with just  51 seconds left in the game.

A  missed 47 yard field goal ( short ) by  Green Bay kicker Ryan Longwell with zeros on the clock sent the game into overtime.

  Seattle won the coin toss  and punted  after three plays. The Seattle defense was able to force Green Bay to punt after three plays and the Seattle offense started it's second drive of overtime at it's 34 yard line  with 12: 54 on the game clock.

  The Seattle offense moved the ball eleven yards on five plays  and faced a 3rd and 10, when Al Harris picked off the Matt Hasselbeck pass and returned it 52 for a touchdown.    

  GAME STATS:

PASSING

ATT

CMP

YDS

SK/YD

TD

LG

IN

RT

M.Hasselbeck

45

25

305

2/14

0

34

1

67.4

B.Favre                                          

38

26

319

0/0

1

44

0

102.9

Hasselbeck set a team post season record for most passing yards in a game breaking Dave Kriegs record of 297  set in  12/31/88 against the Cincinnati Bengals.

Shaun Alexander ( 20attempts-45 yards ) set a team record with three post season touchdowns breaking Curt Warners mark of two set in 12/31/83 against the Miami Dolphins. The  737 combined yards ( GB 397, Sea 340) breaks the record of 687 set in 1/3/88 by Sea 250 and Houston  437. That game was an overtime game as well. Chad Brown did not return after suffering a left ankle sprain on the first playoff the second quarter. Damien Robinson started the game for Ken Hamlin who missed the start because of disciplinary reason.

 

 


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