The Seattle Seahawks continue to move the ball with efficiency as the Seattle defense suddenly clamps down in the second half. A score to open the half, a big stop on third down and the Seahawks were back in business again. They took advantage, opening up a 14-point lead in the NFL playoffs at Qwest Field. Just like we all expected, right? Right.
It was the running game on the last drive as Seattle began to pound the ball with authority. Marshawn Lynch took his physical running style right at the New Orleans defense, picking up hard-earned yard after hard-earned yard. Nine plays, 33 yards and 4:12 later, the Seahawks settled for another Oliindo Mare field goal to take a 14-point advantage, 34-20, with five minutes to go in the third quarter.
With the Saints heavily favored, it’s clearly a shocking result thus far in Seattle. A look around online and on Twitter shows fans of the Seahawks and other stunned, surprised to see the defending Super Bowl champions down.