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Sunday, October 23, 2005

Seahawks Come Back to Beat Cowboys 13-10!!

From Mike Kahn at Seahawks.com:

Something different is going on at Qwest Field these days.

First of all, it rained Sunday afternoon on the Seahawks for the first time in four seasons of home games. And secondly, the Seahawks scored 10 points in the final 46 seconds to pull out a stunning 13-10 victory before 67,046 ecstatic fans.

“There’s something going on, I’ll promise you that,” said Seahawks place-kicker Josh Brown, whose 50-yard field goal as time ran out iced the game, and his 55-yarder at the end of the first half set a Qwest Field record.

“There’s something different going on here and you can tell within the organization – as far as the administration - and it comes down to the coaches and players. There is a level of unity that I haven’t felt in my three years here. There’s something going on.”

The result is a 5-2 record for the Seahawks going into the bye week before traveling to Arizona on Nov. 6, and they maintain a two-game lead atop the NFC West. The loss drops the Cowboys to 4-3 in the NFC East and also is redemption for last year’s 43-39 loss here to the Cowboys, who scored 14 points in the final 97 seconds.

It also represented a milestone as Shaun Alexander rushed for 61 yards to pass Curt Warner and Chris Warren to become the leading rusher in Seahawks history.

But this game wasn’t about individual growth. It was about the maturity of a team. With the hospitalization of free safety Ken Hamlin following an altercation after last week’s win over Houston, Hamlin delivered a video message to the team before the game that came at the end of the typical video highlights they always watch.

The video reinforced the responsibility they have to each other more than to themselves.


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