How did we get here? Wasn't this season going to be the one where the Seahawks bottomed out?
Yet somehow, after a rocky 2-6 start, the 'Hawks were still alive for a wild card—having won four of their last five—with only one small, yet critical, stumble against the Redskins wedged in between.
With a record of 6-7, the team went to Chicago with a chance—albeit a slim one—to stay in the hunt.
However, after 30 minutes of play on Sunday it looked like the Seahawks had finally run out of gas. It wasn't so much the score as it was the fact the team simply looked flat on offense.
Marshawn Lynch just couldn't get anything meaningful started, and coupled with Tarvaris Jackson's critical end-zone strip/fumble, seemed to waste a fairly solid effort by the team's defense. The entire first half, it just seemed really hard to believe the team could ever get in gear.
But then the 'Hawks came out of the locker room a different team making quick work of the Bears to tie the game at 14.
And then IT happened..."Run Fat Boy RUUUNNNNNN!!!"
Like an early Christmas gift, Caleb Hanie put the football right in Red Bryant's bread-basket to take the lead, after that the Hawks did everything they needed to even up the season.
At 7-7, the 'Hawks come home for a Christmas Eve matchup against the 49ers with a chance—a very slim chance to make the playoffs.
Can they do it? Sure, just need to take care of a few minor details.
Do you believe in miracles? Then I urge you to read on.