I am totally stoked for tomorrow where the Seattle Seahawks host the Dallas Cowboys in the first playoff game at Quest Field. It is going to be a huge game and loud as can be. The guys and I are planning on getting there super earlier to capitalize on the free parking like normal and then stay in the city until the game starts. Last year during the Seahawks vs the Redskins and the Seahawks vs the Panthers game Seattle was just jammin before the game with BBQ’s, motor homes and parties. Brian is thinking about taking the van down with a TV so we can watch the Indy game before our game! That would kick but since I have never done that before. Well I gotta run and get some work done today
Playoffs are finally here and to all the haters on YouTube, your team didn’t make it, Idiots! The Hawks are hosting the Cowboys and it will be a good game to start our run to the Superbowl. Dallas is on a huge loosing streak so they may be due for a win but not in our house. The Cowboys will have to wait till next year to get any type of win.
There will be more to come but my first inclination is: PAIN, LOTS AND LOTS OF PAIN!!
I have had enough of this loosing to crappy team stuff and times need to change. Last week Hasselbeck (my boy) had a great game but we still couldn’t come through with a win…Goingbigger wants Pain tons and tons of Pain!! Gore is going down he won’t be doing Goingbigger bigger stuff. Maybe he should start a site called Gore:Sucks.com!! I want to see him beat down and it is garuanteed that Goingbigger will be at the game helling at him and the rest of the 49ers.
Goingbigger’s Prediction: Pain…Goingbigger Likes Pain
This weekend the Hawks are on the road again facing the Cardinals. It is a must win to keep building our lead in the NFC. The Hawks need to carry the momentum into the game that they had at the end of the Sunday Night Denver game. My mom and her boyfriend flew to AZ for the game to represent the Blue & Green!!
If the Hawks win this game they move to 9-4 and have a comanding lead in the NFC and a great shot at home field advantage for the palyoffs. Another big game this week is the Dallas vs Saints game. They are both tied with the Hawks at 8-4 so this is a desisive game for the NFC. After this week there will be either one or two teams tied for 2nd in the NFC and I sure hope the Bears loose. Their defense can’t keep winning their games. My prediction of the Bears is really starting to come through, Rex will be the downfall the team.
The Hawks are going to rule the roost in AZ and bludgeon the Cards to death and then feast on their carcasus!! But to do that the Hawks have to stop the run game (our week point all season) and they have a great running back that is waiting to have a huge game, Edgerrin James. AZ has weapons in the recieving core as well like Fitzgerald and a great rookie quarterback Leinart. Even I don’t the Cards I do like Leinart.
I have been saying it all year, we need to pressure the quarterback to force bad decisions and create turnovers. But it seems that later part of the year we have been having trouble doing that. Last week we forced tons of turnovers all over the field and we need to do it again while getting our offense into the end zone. That way we can have a great football game and show the NFC that the Hawks paly Superbowl football!!
Goingbigger’s Prediction: Pain, lots and lots of Pain!!
What a stress fest Sunday Night’s game was. Between the turnovers, both teams, and all the punting I wasn’t sure if any points where going to be put on the board.
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The opening half was a wild one with the Broncos scoring first with a field goal and a TD. Being down 0-10 it didn’t look good for the Seahawks because moving the football was difficult with the quality defense Denver was showing. But late in the first half Cutler made a rookie mistake, instead of taking the sack he tried to force the football and it went right into a Seattle defender arms resulting in a defensive touchdown.
Like the Bears, the Seahawks defense was keeping us alive. When the half ended it seemed that the Hawks would have to find some serious rhythm in order to score an offensive TD. Out of the locker room they came with rhythm in full stride and first downs were common place, thank goodness.
Hasselbeck managed to connect to Darrell Jackson for a few long passes and the defense produced more turnovers to get the Hawks into their first lead of the game with a passing TD from Hasselbeck. On the kick off, Josh Brown came in and gave a boot and on the return, Kelly Jennings got the strip and Brown laid a hit on the kick off return that would make any linebacker proud (Our kicker is so much badder than yours). But that is not the end of the drama, no no, far from it.
With Josh Brown missing to first half field goals, very uncharacteristic of him, 40, 53 yrd, he put two through the uprights after a Hasselbeck passing TD. With the score being 20-13 with 3:30 left in the 4th quarter and Denver have no time-outs it looked as if it was in the bag. Wrong-O
Cutler connected on a 68 yrd pass that was taken to the house. On that play there was 5 missed tackles that lead to the TD. It is now 20-20 with less that 2 minutes on the clock and it Seahawks football.
By now the bald spot was showing on the melon because I was ripping my hair out! Holy Cow! How with this one end?
Hasselbeck starts the final drive of the game from their own 20 after a holding penalty on the kick off. Ok this is manageable we can drive this to the house, plenty of time on the clock. Hasselbeck makes a few great passes to move the Hawks down field and within striking distance of the end zone but Coach has a different game plan.
When the Hawks get into field goal range they bring out Josh “Mr. Clutch” Brown and with the game on the line he nails a perfect kick to give the Hawks the lead of 23-20 with 5 seconds left on the clock.
After the kick off, Denver went for the lateral play but with no avail. Denver turns it over and the Hawks recover with zero time left on the clock. Seahawks win at Mile High Stadium in a gut wrenching 23-20 upset!
The Hawks move to 8-4 and are currently in second place in the NFC. Tonight will be a show stopper with the Dallas Cowboys (7-4) take on the New Orleans Saints (7-4) in a NFC second place scramble. It will be a good game and I can’t wait to watch.
Hope your team did well this week and before this ends I got to give a shout out to Bronco Danny for a well played game!! Sry Bro!!
Next week we continue our road trip when we face off against Arizona Cardinals and Matt Leinart.
ARE YOU READY FOR SOME FOOTBALL!!!
I took yesturday off work, today as well, to meet up with Lauren and Carrie in Seattle (I met them Friday) before they jumped on their flight back home to Florida. We spent some time at the EMP and Pike Place but the time came all to soon and they had to leave me. So what did I do? I went to the Monday Night Football game.
Monday Night Football was a game for the record books and ironic at the same time. The Green Bay Packers fly to the Great Northwest and have the very first snow game at Quest Field where the Seattle Seahawks showed the old pro (Bret Favre) who else can play in the snow.
When I arrived the snow clouds were just starting to approach the stadium and by the coin toss the snow was really coming down. The Hawks won the coin toss and elected to recieve but on the second play of the game Hasselbeck (first game back since a knee injury) threw the ball into the face mask of a defending sending the ball sky ward. It was intercepted and now the Packers had the ball on the 20 some yard line. Not good for us and being so early in the game.
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Favre made good on the turnover by getting the Packers into the endzone for 6 points and after the point after it was 0-7 Packers. With more than 11 minutes left in the first quarter things were just not going our way early on in this Monday Night matchup. Burleson got another great run back and the Hawks now a chance to get some points. Now it was time for the Alexander show.
Shaun starting touching the ball like crazy and was able to move the football as well as the chains. Seattle pushed into Green Bay territory but once again Hasselbeck was picked off. Now I was like: is the whole game going to be like this?
Green Bay now had the ball and moved down field but ending up having to punt. The Seattle defense was totally keeping us in the hunt as well as Josh "Mr. Clutch" Brown. At one point the Packers attempted a field goal but that bad boy was BLOCKED and the Pack was denied but by the end of the first half they did manage to put up another 7 from a fumble-to-recovery-touchdown. Brown put up 4 field goals in the first half to make the score 12-14 Packers.
At the half way mark Shaun Alexander had rushed for a smasking 106 yards. Jackpot!! #37 is back in full affect and is wreaking havoc!!
With the snow still coming down we all hoped for more effeciency from Hasselbeck (He is the Man though) and effeciency is what the fans recieved. The second half was a totally different picture and passes were being completed and we were getting into the endzone. The Pack managed to get another TD but the Hawks answered back with 2 TDs and a 2 point coverstion to take the lead 27-21. But this was not the end of the second half point run by Seattle.
Another TD was in ordered and delivered by the Hawks and the Packers only managed to get a field goal, hahaha. The score is now 34-24 Seattle. I am loving it.
Then the Packers have the ball and what do they do? Use all their timeouts with over 3 minutes left in the game. Why would they do that? Don’t know but I like it!! With the clock winding down and Favre looking for the endzone he managed to throw 2 more interceptions to seal their fait and lose at Quest Field in the first ever snow game! Mark that in the history books!
Shaun Alexander – 201 yrds, 40 carries *franchise record
Matt Hasselbeck – 17/36, 157 yrds, 3 TDs, 3 INT
Josh Brown – 4/4, 2xp, 14 points, 45yrd long
DJ Hacket – 1 TD
Darrel Jackson – 1 TD
Jerramy Stevens – 1 TD
If that was a sad showing of football I don’t know what is. The Seahawks couldn’t manage to get on the board in the first half and the two interceptions both lead to San Francisco putting points on the board.
In the first half the Hawks defense was the only thing keeping them in the game. They held the 49ers to 2 TDs and 2 field goals making the score 20-0 at the end of the first half. Down by 20 always sucks but it is still within striking distance of the offense if and if and only if the offense can move the football and get on the board.
During halftime, it is my guess that Holmgren let the team have it. The penalties and the turnovers is what killed us in the first half and that allowed the 49ers to control the time of possession. It was plain ugly, ugly, ugly…oh did I mention it was ugly?
Whatever Holmgren said to the guys during the half must have worked because they came out moving the football (getting first downs) and getting into the endzone bring the score to 20-14. It looked like a comeback was in order and the Hawks would come out of this with another W. Newp…that didn’t happen.
I don’t like typing the word “turnover” when referring to Hawks football but that is the story of the game. In the closing minutes the Seahawks were going for it on 4th down to keep their hopes alive. On a 4th and 2 the go to the MVP, Shaun Alexander, and he was stuffed for no gain. Ugh…that looked to be the end of it.
But wait…the 49ers turned it over and it was Hawks football with jus tover 2 minutes on the clock. This could be it…they just might do it. Newp…Wallace threw his 3rd interception at the end of the game. Ok now it is over…the 49ers will just down out the game.
What is this? They are going for the endzone, the infamous nail in the coffin. Once again the defense kept us in the game by forcing San Francisco to go for a field goal. Ok now the game is really over.
They miss, OMFG, they miss…it is Seahawks football with enough time on the clock but no timeouts remaining. Wallace is going to the air looking for the bomb but every pass is off target and the only pass he manage to throw good hit Mack Strong for a gain of 8. Strong tried to do the lateral comeback amazing play but with no avail.
The Seattle Seahawks loose 20-14 to make their record 6-4. Now they have just a once game lead over the San Francisco 49ers that move to 5-5. Ugh the agony…
We have to start playing better if we are going to be a contender in the playoffs. Right now we are squeaking out wins and loosing games we should be winning. Next week the Seattle Seahawks get their second shot at a Monday night game when we host the Green Bay Packers.
I am going to try and get their early so I can get a shot of Bret Farve. It could be his last season and the last time he is ever in Seattle so it will be a great game to go watch. Well that is all for this edition of Hawks football.
The Seattle Seahawks beat the St. Louis Rams 24-22 with 9 seconds left in the game to take a commanding leading of the NFC West with a record of 6-3.
1st Quarter: The Hawks defense hold the Rams to a three and out and the offense starts to get into a rhythm. With a combination of Mo Mo Morris runs and Wallace passes, the Hawks get into the red zone but a Rams defended gets to Wallace and forces a fumble that is returned for a TD. Aarg the agony. Not to be held our of the end zone, Seattle marches back down field and scores a TD on a short pass to Darrell Jackson.
2nd Quarter: The Rams threatened a TD a few times and finally got in a Steven Jackson run and a managed to kick a ball through the uprights. The Hawks needed to make something happen and they did. Moving the football with Mo Mo and a combinations of throws to the receivers, Seneca Wallace was able to get back into the red zone and then hit Jerramy Stevens for a TD pass. Rock on!! With more yells and cheers coming from the fans it was on like donkey kong.
3rd Quarter & 4th Quarter: This where the major action happens. The Rams manage to get another field goal and a TD. Instead of going for extra point they opted for a two point conversion. The Rams couldn’t convert but they would get another try due to a penalty, BS. On the second attempt they still couldn’t manage to get in. Heck YEA!! GO SEAHAWKS.
Being down by 8 points the Hawks really had to get going because the third quarter was marked by three and outs for them. The Seahawks held the Rams to another three and out and forced the punt. On the punt return, Nate Burleson returns the punts 90 yard for a touchdown. OMG it was crazy and out of control. Our first punt return of the game comes at the best possible moment. The score is now Ram 22 Seahawks 21.
Down by 1 point the Hawks need a field goal. Using Mo Mo some more Wallace gets the Hawks into field goal position with 9 second lefts on the clock. Who do you call in now? Only the best kicker in the NFL and the guy that has been clutch for the Hawks, Josh “The Leg” Brown. From 36 yards it put its perfectly through the uprights and there is now 5 second left on the clock. After the kick off the Rams try to lateral the ball but end up fumbling and the Hawks win!!
Final Score: 24-22
That is another one for the history books and a massive game to boot. I can talk today from all the screaming but I wouldn’t have it any other way.
Goingbigger’s Players of the Game
- Seneca Wallace
- Mo Morris
- Josh Brown
- Darrell Jackson
- Nate Burleson
- Jerramy Stevens
- Seneca Wallace
- Mo Morris
- Josh Brown
- Darrell Jackson
- Nate Burleson
- Jerramy Stevens
Next Week: The Seattle Seahawks are on a two game winning streak going on the road to a surprising San Francisco 49ers team.
My Prediction: Pain, lots and lots of Pain!
Seattle Seahawks shut out the Oakland Raiders 16-0 on Monday Night Football.
The first drive for the Raiders ended in a three and out. The Hawks were a totally different story though. Seneca Wallace went 3 for 3, passing for 68 yards and TD. Heck yea, now that is what I am talking about. The drive looked solid and from the passing to the establishment of a running game.
The second drive for the Raiders was a mirror of the first, three and out. The Seattle Seahawks marched down field and go back in the red zone. But a few weird penalties on both teams made for an interesting end to the drive. Josh Brown was called in to boot a field a field goal and the score was 10-0 Hawks.
After this the Hawks really couldn’t muster much and the rest of the game and they were only able to put up two more field goals. Late in the fourth quarter, when the Hawks were on the goal looking to put some more points on the board and after the play was over, #91 of the Raiders did so unbelievable that it was like WTF? Stevens and Britton got into a little shoving match and Britton kneed him in the balls. What the heck is this dude thinking? He can just get away with something like this? #91 was ejected from the game and I hope he gets penalized but the NFL commission for his unsportsmanlike like conduct.
Moving on, this Monday win marks the Seattle first win in 4 games and puts them in a tie for second place with Atlanta in the NFC Championship race. The Hawks need to really focus to put up another win and keep it going until all our starters are back. Reports are saying that Alexander will be back in the line up this weekend. This will be major improvement to our run game, Morris did a heck of a job on Monday Night, and it should make it harder for people to cover and pass rush Wallace.
This weekend the Hawks play at home against the St. Louis Rams and yours truly will be there, HELLLZ YEAAA!! I’ll take mondo pictures of the craziness and post them here so Until the next time….GO SEAHAWKS!!
The Seattle Seahawks lost today on the road at Kansas City but Seattle’s offense looked awesome for playing their backups. Seneca Wallace made his first professional start today and passed 15/30, 198 yards, 3 TDs and 2 INT.
Kansas was able to put 3 points in their opening drive while holding the Hawks to a punt. Then the first points Seattle put on the board came from a Hawk’s forced fumble to give the offense excellent field possession. Hackett was subbed in and I said to my buddies "look for Hackett to be in on this play" and BOOM! Wallace to Hackett for a TD.
Hawks lead 7-3
After the kick off, the defense allowed the Chiefs to march down field and put up another 10 points, field goal and TD to retake the lead 7-13. The Hawks got the ball back but had to punt and the Chiefs were back on offense. The Seattle defense held the Chiefs to a 50 yard field goal attempt, but all of a sudden, a bad snap and the place holder had to role out. He panicked and fairy threw the ball and it went straight up and hit the ground. The Hawks recover the football and ran it all away down field for a 60 yard fumble recovery for a TD.
Hawks lead 14-13
Then right before then end of the first half. Kansas City gets back on the field and score another TD. OMG What happened? Out lead was gone and there is less than a minute on the clock. Seattle couldn’t move the ball so Chiefs lead at the Hawks by six, 14-20.
The second half started and it looked to be all over for the Seattle Seahawks. The Chiefs put another TD on the board to lead by 13. Then the Hawks started to rally in the 4th quarter. Putting up 14 more points to come from behind to take the lead by 1 point. OMG, the apartment was going f***’n crazy (Brian, Riley & Mike were over) and we almost lost the bean dip and nacho cheese. The hoot and hollas where sounding off in here but the game wasn’t over.
Hawks lead 21-20
With less then 7 minutes on the play clock the Chiefs, eat up time on their path to another TD. Then what is this? The offense is on the field for a 2-pont conversion. And WTF? They got it!! Ah No! The Seattle Seahawks are going to need a full TD just to tie and send the game into overtime. Now the Hawks start from their own 20-30 yard line, I can’t remember, and couldn’t do anything. Wallace was back in the pocket and threw, ball tipped, Chiefs intercept, $%#@. But What is Branch doing? He stripped the ball back and got two feet in bounds but the official’s ruling on the field was a Chiefs interception. Holmgren doesn’t like the refs call and we don’t either, out flies the red flag.
After review of the play, Branch stripped the ball away from Allen and hand possesion with two feet in bounds, Seahawks football with a first down. By this time, I thought I was having a stroke. Ok 4 more chances but the news wasn’t good. The Hawks turned it over on downs and the Chiefs won 28-35. Crapola!!
The Seattle Seahawks played good football but it was a few big plays, like last wee, that hurt us. But we are missing some of our biggest starters and IMO it is difficult to say the Hawks didn’t play well because they did. Next week, the Seattle Seahawks play Monday Night Football at home against the Oakland Raiders. Let’s show the nation that we can win and win by a lot!! The road to the playoffs still has to go through Seattle.
And in other news: It looks like I will have to redo my Hawks list. They revamped their website so the URLs don’t work. I’ll get to it soon and I might do them differently. Go check out their changes at Seahawks.com.