Seattle Seahawks: Hawks Keep Playoffs Hope Alive
On Sunday afternoon, the Hawks played the Dallas Cowboys on the road in Texas. It was basically a playoff game for each team since a loss meant the end of the season and a win meant playoff hopes stayed alive. While scoring seemed to plague the Hawks early on in the first half, a few big plays helped turn the tide and they were able to celebrate a 21-12 victory on their plane ride back to Seattle.
One of the biggest factors in this game was turnovers. Seattle had 3 turnovers while the Cowboys had none at all. Hawks cornerback Byron Maxwell forced a fumble, Justin Coleman had his second pick-six of the season, and K.J. Wright had an interception as well. Seattle’s defense bounced back overall, especially after that humiliating loss to the Rams the previous Sunday where they gave up 42 points. It also helped that middle linebacker Bobby Wagner was back to full-strength since his leadership and impact on the defensive end has always been critical to our sustained success.
As we head into the final game of the season, the Hawks are in an interesting position. In order to make the playoffs, two things need to happen: 1) The Hawks need to win their next game. 2) The Carolina Panthers need to defeat the Atlanta Falcons in their next game. If both of those scenarios end up favoring the Hawks, then we’ll have another shot at getting back to the Super Bowl.
Be sure to wear blue this whole week in support of our Hawks as they get ready for their last game of the regular season this Sunday, December 31st at 1:25 PM PST on FOX. Go Hawks!