Posted October 04, 2011 on AP on Fox
That Pete Carroll was being asked Monday if he was second-guessing his decision to attempt a potential game-winning 61-yard field goal spoke to how impressive Seattle's rally was from a 20-point deficit. It also spoke to how awful the Seahawks were in the first 30 minutes of Sunday's 30-28 loss to Atlanta. Carroll wasn't backtracking a day later from his decision to send Steven Hauschka out for the lengthy attempt, rather than trying to convert on fourth-and-8 from the Atlanta 43 with 13 seconds and one timeout remaining. Hauschka, whom Carroll said had ''bombed one in practice'' a week ago, had never made a kick beyond 54 yards and the stadium record in Seattle was 55 by Josh Brown back in 2005. Hauschka's attempt was a low liner that landed short and wide left and led to grumbling from some fans about the choice of kicking rather than trying for the first down and giving Hauschka a more makable opportunity. Instead, Seattle goes to New York to ...
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