Originally posted on Football Nation  |  Last updated 1/13/13
Seattle_seahawks_introduce_9690
The Seattle Seahawks dream season has now come to an end with a 30-28 loss to the Atlanta Falcons. The Seahawks gave it their all after falling behind at halftime 20-0 due to some questionable play calling by head coach Pete Carroll and a fumble by running back Marshawn Lynch.Lynch could not have picked a worse time to fumble with the Seahawks already trailing 3-0. Lynch turned the ball over on the Falcons 39 yard line that turned into a costly touchdown drive by the Falcons to put the Dirty Birds up 10-0.After 2 punts and a fumble on their first two drives the Seahawks were driving deep into Falcons territory only to walk away with zero points after Carroll decided to run the ball with fullback Michael Robinson on fourth and one.Electing not to take the field goal proved to be a huge mistake four plays later when Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan hooked up with receiver Roddy White on a 47 yard touchdown strike that would make the score 20-0.The very next drive ended just as bad with Wilson taking a sack at the Falcons 20 yard line which allowed the time to run off the clock sending the Seahawks to the locker room failing again to put points on the board.For the first time all season, the Seahawks were playing like the second youngest team in the league and without any energy left over from their gruesome travel schedule at the end of the season.This would prove to be a game of two halves. Instead of pointing fingers and rolling over like a lot of teams that are down 20-0 at halftime would do; the Seahawks did the exact opposite.Wilson brought his offense out and took care of business as he drove the Seahawks 78 yards to get the Seahawks on the board 20-7 when he found receiver Golden Tate for the 29 yard touchdown.After nearly a ten minute drive by the Falcons; Wilson found himself down 27-7 with a quarter left.The fourth quarter is where Wilson showed why he should be rookie of the year leading the Seahawks on 3 scoring drives for a 28-27 lead.The 31 seconds that Wilson left on the clock would eventually hurt him due to questionable play calling on the defense.Carroll proved once again that running a prevent defense only prevented his team from winning; and that icing kickers is not a good idea.Falcons head coach Mike Smith and kicker Matt Bryant should send Carroll a thank you card for the second chance he gave Bryant to win the game 30-28.There is no reason for any of the Seahawks players to hang their heads ending the season with a 12-6 record behind the play of an underrated rookie quarterback and a troubled running back.
GET THE YARDBARKER APP:
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45
MORE FROM YARDBARKER

Report: Knicks did not fire coach as warning to Porzingis

LeBron James and Kyrie Irving ate the Celtics’ heart during the second half of Game 4

NFL to reportedly bring back fun touchdown celebrations

Mike Trout explains why he doesn’t look at advanced stats

Reds’ Joey Votto shuts down heckler with “I remember when you used to be thin”

LIKE WHAT YOU SEE?
GET THE DAILY NEWSLETTER:

Rob Gronkowski gets new contract, chance to double salary

Padres offering $99 ticket plan for five June wins or 16 June games – whatever happens first

Former Jets WR Devin Smith found out he was cut via Twitter

Roger Goodell tweets ‘Key & Peele’ joke about relaxed celebration rules

Martavis Bryant: ‘I know this is my last chance’

Glennon: ‘This is my year and I’m not worried about the future’

Box Score 5/24: Craig Anderson saves the Senators

The 'Walk on home, boy' quiz

NBA Referee Hotline Bling: Dejounte Murray gets his calls blocked twice

It's reality check time for the Texas Rangers

Box Score 5/23: Preds, Warriors move on to respective Finals

The 10 best sports docs available for streaming

Why wait? Our too soon Cavaliers-Warriors NBA Finals preview

NBA Weekend Awards: Who will take a bite of the Snow White Crystal Apple?

The 'How two award snubs might shake up the NBA' quiz

Preparing for the BIG3: Q&A with BIG3 co-founder Jeff Kwatinetz

Two months in and Nintendo's Switch dominates 2017 video game market

Getaway Day: League leaders falter allowing new teams to surge ahead

NFL News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Fox Sports Digital Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.
the YARDBARKER app
Get it now!
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

NBA Referee Hotline Bling: Dejounte Murray gets his calls blocked twice

It's reality check time for the Texas Rangers

The 'Walk on home, boy' quiz

NBA Weekend Awards: Who will take a bite of the Snow White Crystal Apple?

Why wait? Our too soon Cavaliers-Warriors NBA Finals preview

The 10 best sports docs available for streaming

The 'How two award snubs might shake up the NBA' quiz

Preparing for the BIG3: Q&A with BIG3 co-founder Jeff Kwatinetz

Two months in and Nintendo's Switch dominates 2017 video game market

Getaway Day: League leaders falter allowing new teams to surge ahead

Today's Best Stuff
For Publishers
Company Info
Help
Follow Yardbarker