Seahawks soar to end season

The Seattle Seahawks ended their disappointing season with an incredible 31 to 28 overtime win over the San Diego Chargers. One game can be a defining moment for a player, coach or team. Was the Seahawks third straight win such a game? What we do know from Sundays victory is that quarterback Matt Hasselbeck has proven that he can be the quarterback that everyone thought he could be. Hasselbeck set a club record by passing for 449 yards on 36 of 53 passes.


The Seahawks jumped out to an early 7 –0 lead when Hasselbeck connected with wide receiver Darryl Jackson on a 14 yard pass play.

Seattle 7 San Diego 0     4:11 elapsed in the first quarter.

The Seattle defense held and San Diego punted.

The Seattle offense looked like it was on its way to score until Hasselbeck's pass for tight end Itula Milli was picked off by Charger line backer Zeke Mareno.

San Diego was unable to capitalize on the turnover and punted the ball back to the Seahawks.

The teams traded punts until San Diego tied the score at 7 all on 26-yard pass play from Drew Brees to Stephen Alexander.

 San Diego 7 Seattle 7 3:01 elapsed in the second quarter.

San Diego took the lead on a 26-yard field by Steve Christie.

San Diego 10 Seattle 7 6:39 elapsed in the second quarter.

The Seattle offense then self-destructed and was unable to answer San Diego's ten o run.

Rian Lindell missed on a 52-yard field goal and receiver Darryl Jackson fumbled the ball at the San Diego 11-yard line.

 Half time Score San Diego 10 Seattle 7

 San Diego increased it lead to six points when Christie made good on 26-yard field goal

San Diego 13 Seattle 7 2:54 elapsed in the third quarter.

The Seattle offense sputtered once again and punted the ball back to the red hot Charger offense.

It looked like the game and season was over when Drew Brees hit Eric Parker on a 31-touchdown pass and put the Chargers up by 13 points.

San Diego 20 Seattle 7   14:01 elapsed in the third quarter.

Seattle quarterback Matt Hasselbeck regrouped his offense and the Seahawks found the end zone on a two yard run by Shaun Alexander.   

Seattle 14 Sand Diego 20   1:01 elapsed in the fourth quarter.

San Diego answered Seattle's challenge with a 1-yard touchdown pass from Brees to fullback Fred McCrary.

San Diego 26 Seattle 14.

Brees then hit Wide Receiver Reche Caldwell to compete a successful 2-point try.

San Diego 28  Seattle 14   6:23 elapsed in the fourth quarter 

Quarterback Matt Hasselbeck hit Koren Robinson on a spectacular 19-yard touchdown pass to give the Seahawks a glimmer of hope.

Seattle 21 San Diego 28 8:46 elapsed in the fourth quarter.

The Seattle defense forced San Diego to punt the ball and give the Seattle offense one last chance.

Seattle quarterback Matt Hasselbeck drove the team 88 yards on 17 plays and scored on a one-yard quarterback sneak with one second left in the game.

Rian Lindell converted the extra point.

Seattle 28 San Diego 28 14:59 elapsed in the fourth quarter.

Seattle won the over time toss and elected to receive.

Hasselbeck then drove his team to the San Diego 28-yard line and it looked like the team was on its way to victory.

After an incomplete pass on second and eight quarterback Charge cornerback Alex Molden intercepted Matt Hasselbeck's pass intended for Bobby Engram.

The Seattle defense stiffened and San Diego was forced to punt after three incomplete passes.

Realizing he had been given a second life, quarterback Matt Hasselbeck proved he was worthy.

Hasselbeck directed a 46-yard, 10 play drive that ended on a game winning 24 yard field goal by Rian Lindell

Seattle 31 San Diego 28 Final in overtime.

Seahawks Head Coach Mike Holmgren was happy for his team and his young quarterback," I always be Top Stories