A Win ,is A Win, is A Win.

Preseason, regular season or post season, a win is a win is a win.

It did not matter that it was the third of four pre season games.

What mattered was that the Seattle Seahawks won a football game.

The Seattle Seahawks beat the Kansa City Chiefs 17to 14

Quarterback Matt Hasselback engineered two offense drives to give the Seahawks a ten to nothing  half time lead.

Seahawk coach Mike Holmgren was pleased with Hasselback's performance.

"He practiced better during the week and he played better during the game, he had a good first half and I was happy he had some success."

Hasselback completed 8 passes on 13 attempts for 74 yards and a touchdown .

I had fun out there tonight and it has been a while since I have had fun, our defense made it easy for us."

Other offensive highlights;

Shaun Alexander 49 yards on 11 yards

Darrel Jackson receptions –yards and one touchdown

Newly signed quarterback Mark Rypien looked like he can be a capable back up.

Rypien played most of the fourth quarter, engineered one touchdown drive.

While the offense showed that it is coming to life this game clearly belonged to the defense.

The Hawk defense had three first half interceptions

Two of those were by Strong Safety Curtis Fuller.

"We are beginning to trust each other and are now understanding where each of us are going to be on the field. To be successful in the National Football League you have to trust that each player is going to be where they are suppose to be." Fuller said.

The first team defense, only blemish was allowing the Chiefs offense to go on a 14 -play, 89-yard scoring drive to start the second half. 

The drive was capped off by a three yard run by Derrick Blaylock.

 Possesion time on the drive was 8 minutes and forty seconds.

Coach Mike Homgren was not pleased with his defense's slow start to the second half.

" It is important that you come out play in the second half after having a good first half. I thought that they came out and pushed us around a little bit in that first drive".

" Overall we were opportunistic and we played well," Holmgren said.

The second team defense gave up a touchdown with five minutes left in the game then dug in and picked off a fourth Kansas City pass after the hawk offense went three and out.

If the Seattle Seahawks expect to compete in the offensive minded National Football Conference West division they are going to have to continue to improve on both sides of the ball.


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