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Sunday, November 27, 2005

Seahawks Beat Giants in OT 24-21

From NFL.com:

The more the Seahawks tried to hand the game to the Giants, the more Jay Feely kept kicking it back.

And short. And wide.

NFC-leading Seattle survived a wild finish and an even wilder overtime to steal a 24-21 victory over New York, which had three chances to win with Feely -- 23 of 25 on field goals up to that point -- on the field.

The result of each belied an impressive Giants effort: Feely was barely wide left on a 40-yarder on the final play of regulation, short on a 54-yard try in overtime, and wide right and way short on a second chance in the extra period from 45 yards.

By the third miss, the Seahawks were finally ready to capitalize.

Matt Hasselbeck lofted a 38-yard pass between the Giants' zone coverages to push Seattle from its 24 to the New York 38. Then Josh Brown made a 36-yard field goal with 2:45 left in overtime.

Seattle's seventh straight victory leaves it one win or a St. Louis loss away from clinching the NFC West; the Seahawks are now 9-2 for the first time since 1984 -- which is also the last time they won a playoff game. They have only one game remaining against a team with a winning record, Dec. 24 against Peyton Manning 's undefeated Indianapolis Colts.

"What was it, three (misses)?" Hasselbeck said after he completed 21 of 37 passes for 249 yards and two scores and an interception.

"Shoot, I kind of think we are still in shock, really."


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