Inconsistent Football, consistently
Published Sun, Jan 14 2007 11:30 AM
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The first half of the Seahawks - Bears game went pretty much like most Seahawks games. Missed tackles and dropped passes were the story.
On the first drive, the Seahawks just couldn't stop the run. The Bears went up 7-0 early.
It wasn't until the opening play of the second quarter that the Seahawks managed to score. The Bears came right back though on one play with a 63 yard touchdown pass.
A few plays later, and it was a dropped pass that wasn't. Instead of dropping the ball, Darrell Jackson bobbled it, and bobbled it, and bobbled it, until finally as he was out of bounds, coming up with it looking like a waiter's platter.
The field had a lot to do with the play too. The sod was soft, and there were a lot of stumbles, and more than a few divots and turned ankles, one of which took Mark Bradley out of the game, at least for the remainder of the first half as he was driven into the locker room on a cart.
Grossman gave up the first turnover of the game with a fumble, forced by Julian Peterson. Shaun Alexander proved to be the key player in the Seahawks followup drive. A bad spot left it fourth and inches at the three, but Shaun ran it in for the touchdown. With the extra point, it was tied, 14-14.
The first flag of the day was thrown within a minute and a half, but the refs took it back. As far as penalties go this was pretty clean, but on the next play another flag was thrown. The refs took that one back. The flag fell out of the umpires pocket. I guess the yellow cloth wanted to play too.
On fourth and inches, the Bears took a timeout. When they came back on the field it looked like they were going to go for it, so the Seahawks took a timeout. The Bears came back with a running play for a touchdown, and went into the locker room 21-14.
This was typical Seahawks, and in fact NFC football. An inconsistent slugfest that was both fun and painful to watch.
Cross posted to NWBloggers.com
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