Steelers MMQB: NFL week 1 wrap up
They should have thrown it?
Sep 13, 2015; St. Louis, MO, USA; Seattle Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll looks on as his team plays the St. Louis Rams during the first half at the Edward Jones Dome. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Curry-USA TODAY Sports
Remember in February when Pete Carroll made the worst coaching decision of all time when the Seahawks needed a yard to clinch the Super Bowl victory and they decided to throw it instead of let Marshawn Lynch run it in? Apparently that doesn’t work either.
Well, it didn’t work on Sunday against the Rams, anyway. The Seahawks and Rams traded punt returns for touchdowns and scores back and forth until overtime began. The Seahawks won the ball in the coin toss and elected to start overtime with an onside kick.
That plan didn’t go so well for Seattle when Steven Hauschka kicked the ball in the air instead of along the ground and St. Louis’ Bradley Marquez actually fair-caught it. The Rams kicked a 22-yard field goal to take the lead and the Seahawks weren’t able to get into field goal range when Michael Brockers and Aaron Donald stuff Lynch for a 1-yard loss to seal the overtime victory. I guess they could tell the run was coming.
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