Another great escape by Houdini Hawks

Published on November 4, 2013 by     Tacoma News Tribune (Feed)

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Turns out, it’s not always “about the ball,” as Pete Carroll preaches. Because the Seahawks were minus-3 in turnovers on Sunday.

And, no, coach, you can’t always win the game in the fourth quarter.

Sometimes, Sunday, for instance, you have to go into overtime to pull your wins out from whatever competitive abyss you’ve dug for yourselves.

But one truism remains intact in the aftermath of the Seahawks’ 27-24 overtime victory over winless Tampa Bay: This team, and quarterback Russell Wilson, are apparently impossible to defeat at CenturyLink Field.

There’s no other explanation for how the Seahawks could fall behind by 21 points, make so many mistakes, violate so many tenets of winning football, and still come away with their 12th consecutive win at the Clink.

Stretching back to the end of the 2011 season, the Seahawks haven’t lost at home – the entire length of Wilson’s career.

“Great teams find ways to do something special,” Wilson said afterward.

The Seahawks were hardly a great team in this one. Resilient, volatile, and certainly audacious. But hardly great. And that’s what made the outcome seem so absurd.

A couple of guys were particularly involved in extracting the rabbit from Sunday’s hat, and the master, once again, was Wilson.

“The biggest thing is having that poise, and being calm in those situations,” Wilson said.

Wilson was under pressure the entire game, and took a beating, but he was never sacked.

He completed 14 of 17 passes in the third and fourth quarters, including a couple when on the verge of physical destruction. He now has nine fourth-quarter comeback wins in his first 25 games, and four of the Seahawks’ eight wins this season have been late rallies he’s led.

But for the second straight week, the Seattle defense got pushed around before solving its problems. They again gave up more than 200 rushing yards, but shut down the Bucs on their final five possessions.

“We felt like we were playing a really good team,” linebacker Bobby Wagner said of the 0-8 Bucs. “When we came out, they kicked us in the mouth, but we were able to bounce back.”

Even when down by three scores, Wagner said there was never a doubt on the home team’s sideline.

“No matter what, we always feel we can win,” he said. “To come back and win from down 21-0 speaks volumes for our team.”

via Dave Boling: Another great escape by Houdini Hawks | Seattle Seahawks | The News Tribune.

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