Sep 30, 2007

home wreckers: Hawks smash 49ers in San Fran

Picked to lose by ESPN's AccuScore, and victims of two tough 2006 losses, the vengeance-minded Seattle Seahawks brought down wrath upon the 49ers, sending Alex Smith home early in a 23-3 victory. The game shouldn't have been that close: several Seattle drives stalled in the red zone, and the Hawks recovered only two of the Niners' five fumbles. (San Francisco punted 10 times, one shy of the record.)

I love the way ESPN describes the game's fastest drive:
The Seahawks' offense also started slowly, managing only one field goal until Branch ran past $80 million cornerback Nate Clements for a 65-yard catch midway through the second quarter. Engram then caught a 17-yard pass over the middle to complete the two-play, 82-yard TD drive.
It was a thing of beauty. Thankfully, it's archived on the Seahawks' website. Click on September and scroll.

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