Seattle wins shootout with Chiefs 39 to 32

The Seattle Seahawks and the Kansas City Chiefs combined for a total of 1,086 offensive yards and set an NFL-record 64 first downs as the two teams squared off in an old fashion shoot out at Seahawks Stadium.


Seattle quarterback Matt Hasselbeck  had is best offensive performance of the season since taking over for the injured Trent Dilfer four weeks ago.

Hasselbeck  had a career high  362 passing yards and three touchdowns and zero  interceptions.

Running back Shaun Alexander rushed for 145 yards on 23 carries  and sealed the victory when he popped a run over left tackle for 46 yards and a  touchdown with 1:52 left to play in the game.

 Kansas City's Priest Holmes  ran for 197 yards, scored two touchdowns on 23 carries. Holmes also caught seven passes for 110 yards and a touchdown.His three touchdowns gave him 20 for the season , breaking the franchise record of 19.

 It looked as if the Chiefs were going to win their second straight game after taking 10-0 lead after one quarter of play.

For the first time this season  Seattle stayed  calm , focused and determined after falling behind at home.

Seattle scored three touchdowns in the second quarter to take a 21 to 17 lead.Alexander scored on a three yard run, Hasselbeck hit  Mack strong on a two yard pass and  Jeremy Steven caught his first career touchdown pass with 10 seconds left in the  first half.

Stevens catch was challenged by the Kansa City Chiefs who believed Stevens never had possession.  The play was reviewed and Seattle was awarded the touchdown.The challenge was the second time the Chiefs lost a decision involving instant replay.

On the previous Chiefs offensive possession, Seattle Linebacker Orlando Huff was credited with an interception at the Seattle one yard line after first being ruled that he was out of bounds.Huff says he was surprised the play was first ruled out of bounds; " It surprised me. I'm always going to  be competitive and wanted to contest the call. When I looked up at the screen , it looked like I had tow feet in . The call got turned over and it was good for us to get off the field."

Seattle continued  it's offensive momentum when it took the second half kickoff and scored a  touchdown when Matt Hasselbeck hit Wide Receiver  Koren Robinson from 17 yards out to give the home team a 28 to 17 lead.

Robinson finished the day with eight catches for 168 yards. Wide Receiver Darrell Jackson playing for the first time since suffering from post game seizures in a Dallas locker room on October 27th caught six passes for 92 yards.

Jackson was asked  how it felt to be back; " Catching the first one  was a big  thing but I felt fine . I'm happy to be back making plays for the team and playing with the fellas on the team."

Ryan Lindell  booted a 37 yard field goal and Shaun Alexander game's game clinching 46 yard run made a 15 yard touchdown pass from Trent Green to Marc Boerigter with 36 seconds left in the game  meaningless.

Seattle Head Coach Mike Holmgren was pleased with is teams performance.

" I was very proud of the team today. It was good our offense showed up today." Holmgren said after the game. Top Stories