The Seattle Seahawks offense has been stuck in neutral so far against the Kansas City Chiefs, but the special teams is more than making up for it. In a 7-0 hole after Matt Cassel found Dwayne Bowe in the back of the end zone, the Chiefs lined up for a field goal to widen the gap. Craig Terrill found a hole, blocking the kick and keeping the Seahawks within striking distance. It was only the beginning of the special teams heroics.
The Seahawks offense failed to capitalize on the blocked extra point, giving the ball back to Kansas City. The defense held, forcing a punt and the special teams unit came up big again. Kennard Cox found a hole, bursting through the Kansas City line untouched to block the punt. Rookie safety Earl Thomas took advantage, scooping up the loose ball and taking it 10 yards for the score.
Thanks to a few big plays, the Seahawks and Chiefs are tied after the first quarter, 7-7.