Seahawks Fall to Falcons, 30 to 28: Your Thoughts on the Season?

Despite a comeback that saw the Seahawks overcome a 20 point deficit, they lost to the Falcons 30 to 28 on a field goal.

Despite a comeback that saw the Seahawks overcome a 20 point deficit, Seattle lost to Atlanta 30 to 28 on a 49 yard field goal kick.

Seattle quarterback Russell Wilson brought the Seahawks back from a 20-0 deficit to lead the game 28 to 27 in the last 31 seconds of the game. But Atlanta was able to muster enough offense to bring the ball within 49 yards of the end zone -- enough for the winning field goal.

All of the Seahawks' 28 points were scored in the second half of the game.

This season saw the breakout of rookie quarterback Russell Wilson and a convincing 11-5 season, and wins against the New England Patriots, the Green Bay Packers, and the San Francisco 49ers.

Despite that disappointing ending of the season for Seattle fans, what was your favorite moment of the season, and are you ready to think about hopes for next year? Tell us in the comments.

Thomas Van de Stroet January 14, 2013 at 04:20 AM
Ive had preachers pray for us before we went into battle, doing nothing but killing.
Dan January 14, 2013 at 05:12 AM
The only verse from church that stuck with me into adulthood is one that it works for just about any party I have, be it Super Bowl or Oscars... John 2:10 "Everyone serves the good wine first, and then the inferior wine after the guests have become drunk." (Or something like that) Now, can we discuss Lynch.
Jim Burba January 14, 2013 at 05:32 AM
Go Seahawks ! It was a great season. My heartiest congratulations all around. Thanks....Jim
Tony Bussert January 14, 2013 at 03:18 PM
Crazy game to watch! I had a great time this season watching the Hawks really come around as an elite team. Given we are the second youngest team in the league we have an awesome future ahead of us as fans. Can't wait until next season!
Edward A. January 14, 2013 at 03:40 PM
Wow, that escalated quickly! :) Matthew 7:1, "Do not judge, or you too will be judged." Michele, that phrase you are using -- I do not think it means what you think it means. Matthew 7.1, doesn't say not to judge others -- it says that if you judge others, you will also be judged by the same standard. If Mary doesn't skip church for football games, she is within her rights to criticize people who do. This is supported by John 7:24, which says: "Stop judging by mere appearances, but instead judge correctly." On the other hand, the Bible doesn't say we have to go to church every Sunday, so maybe Mary is wrong, and is just being overly critical. In Exodus 35:2, the Bible does say that if you work on the Sabbath, you should be executed, but I am pretty sure watching football isn't working. Also, I am not sure Sunday is the Sabbath. However, that is Old Testament, which we generally ignore, but so is that beloved verse about abomination (Leviticus 18:22), which we don't ignore. (When I argue about the meaning of Bible verses, I feel like I am arguing about which is taller, Sasquatch or Yeti?)
Martha Sharp January 14, 2013 at 03:41 PM
I went to early church and then watched the game. I didn't know there was a special time of day we had to worship. I don't think God takes sides in the NFL or any other sport. It was a great season and I am looking forward to the next one.
Locked n Loaded January 14, 2013 at 03:54 PM
I am happy that the seachokers did what alot of people expected them to do "Come Up Short". I have never liked the Seahawks. Or the fare weather fans of Seattle. I will say there are some die hards. But a very huge percent of bans wagoners. It's topical with most Seatyle teams to come close, then choke when they need to step up the game a win for the fans. I know I will get a bunch of boos for my comments. But take a look at the Seahawks,Mariners and the Sonics history. Only trams that know how to produce is your Sounders,Rainiers and the WNBA. Have a nice chilly day and be safe.
David Crosby January 14, 2013 at 04:12 PM
I can only say "Thanks, it was great ride." For a team that had struggled on the road to play as heroically as they did on consecutive weekends in the eastern time zone is nothing short of miraculous. I'm proud of them.
Teri January 14, 2013 at 05:18 PM
It has been a great season and what a great asset to the team, Russell Wilson! I wish the Seahawks would've stuck with Jesse Hoffman on defense he could've been a great asset on defense for the team! I could see Jesse make big plays for their team or even as a kick returner..
Sean January 14, 2013 at 05:18 PM
We started off with a second string QB and the strong likelyhood of an 8-8 or worst season and ended up with the rookie of the year miracle worker QB and a bright future for the Seahawks.
db January 14, 2013 at 06:05 PM
Wow. My mom would always say the same thing. I never knew she was quoting the bible.
Sean January 14, 2013 at 06:08 PM
Why did God give us a 10 AM start?
Jeanne Gustafson January 14, 2013 at 06:13 PM
Several of my family members are of the opinion that the timing of the last time-out call was the major factor in that last field goal play and cost the hawks the game. Does anyone know who called it and why at that moment?
Mellany Hasenoehrl January 14, 2013 at 06:16 PM
Mr. Perez, Yes I am a bandwagoners for the Sounders and Mariners because I'm not particularly into those sports. But, I love the sense of community when we all share in the same desire, so I join in the fun. It feels good and I'm sorry you miss out on that. However, for as long as I can remember I've been cheering for the Seahawks (and the Sonics), good or bad. I agree with you that we are constantly heartbroken by our teams losing when they should have won. But this loss was different. It was different because this special team took us by complete surprise. They went beyond our expectations for this season. Yes, like everyone else I began to have visions of grandeur. I could see Russell Wilson holding the Superbowl trophy over his rookie head while Sherman was yacking it up throughout the crowd. But this time, it wasn't the last shot before having to start over! This time it is the beginning of something to be excited about. We played a completely different type of game then I've ever seen them play. We are well-rounded and have talent that has is no where near it's peak. So, I encourage you to throw away your grumpy attitude and jump on the bandwagon now because I promise you it will be a fun ride! Go Hawks!
Mark Bennett January 14, 2013 at 07:47 PM
Who cares? I have a life of my own and don't need to live vicariously through others.
Tony Bussert January 14, 2013 at 08:03 PM
Pete called it. You can see him sitting in the ear of the ref. It's a common practice for field goals. The opposing coach calls a timeout right before he kicks to throw off the kicker. It obviously didn't work this time, as it basically gave the kicker a do over.
Tony Bussert January 14, 2013 at 08:07 PM
Then why post on this article?
Jeanne Gustafson January 14, 2013 at 10:07 PM
Thanks for the info on the kick, Tony.
James Banks January 14, 2013 at 10:47 PM
Congratulations Mark for being such a stellar human being, but nobody cares.
Michelle Smith January 14, 2013 at 10:56 PM
I recall from the game (not certain about this) that the whistle was audibly blown before the snap and there was a little bit of confusion with the players on the field. I can't help but wonder if the snap might have been off because of this, leading to the missed first kick attempt. So it doesn't necessarily mean that the first kick would have missed had there been no time out called or given. One of those things that will be the subject of speculation for a while. Isn't that part of the fun of being a sports fan? :)
Jeanne Gustafson January 14, 2013 at 11:02 PM
I guess that the end result is what counts. Too bad for our hometown guys, but what an exciting finish, right?
Eric-kim Clayton January 14, 2013 at 11:17 PM
As long as you have wings...you are never to short to fly! Thank for everything Mr. Wilson
James Banks January 14, 2013 at 11:23 PM
I invited God over to drink beer and watch the game, and He showed up! He needed to chill and avoid all the people who are constantly bothering Him with requests 24/7. He didn't know who to watch now that the Dallas Cowboys suck, but he liked the 'Hawks this year. When Jim Zorn threw an interception and blew a Seahawks game in the 4th quarter, he sat in the locker room afterward and said it wasn't God's will that he complete the pass. Efren Herrera, the kicker who was sitting at the next locker loudly said, "BS, you blew it all by yourself. God doesn't watch the Seahawks, He watches the Dallas Cowboys!" It's a true story told to me by Efren himself, and when I told it to God after a few beers He thought it was pretty funny. He enjoyed the game, and we didn't ask any serious questions because we figured He just wanted to relax and not talk "shop" on a football Sunday. He said he'd like to watch another Seahawks game with us next season, although He said he won't fix games in favor of teams He likes because obviously it wouldn't be fair, and wants to avoid any more flack about the 2005 Super Bowl.
Venice Buhain January 15, 2013 at 05:05 AM
Jeanne, it's called "icing the kicker" and it's a common tactic for coaches to try to "psych" the kicker by ruining his concentration during the kick. I don't know why coaches do it, since you'd think that a good pro kicker would be prepared mentally for that in exactly that situation. I agree with Michelle Smith. It looked like to me that the whistle was blown right before the snap and so the long snapper might not have made a perfect snap or the kick might not have been at full strength or as accurate as it might been. I guess we'll never know if the Falcon's kicker would have kicked it through if the time-out hadn't been called.
Don January 15, 2013 at 06:30 AM
Are you people blind to what happened?? The Seahawks players won the game. They were able to come from behind and WIN THE GAME. It was over, finished. THEN, our much loved coach Pete Carroll makes the most stupid decision to call a time out. The kick is BAD and we WIN!!! Yea!!!! But NO! He gets to kick it AGAIN!! I get so sick of people who say great game, great year, we'll come back next season and go all way!! Yea!! What a crock!! This is the here and now. We wanted to win NOW. I would have loved to have heard the speech Pete gave the team after the game, "Hey guys, you played a great game, a great year and we'll come back next season and go all the way!! Again, what a crock. From what I've read he is not taking credit for screwing us out of a possible SuperBowl victory. One last thing, Mark, You are an xxx.
Venice Buhain January 15, 2013 at 06:37 AM
Don, I approved your rejected message. It might have been auto-rejected because of the last three letters that you typed. Our system probably assumed that your message was spam advertising for inappropriate sites.
dexterjibs January 15, 2013 at 06:44 AM
Thank goodness they lost, now my subordinates won't ask to take Sunday off to watch the Chicken Hawks on TV or go to the game.
Brent Champaco January 15, 2013 at 07:25 AM
Dan: The Voice of Reason. Whoda thunk? I agree. Let's start talking about Russell Wilson...
Brent Champaco January 15, 2013 at 07:31 AM
I'll just say this. The timeout should have been irrelevant. After dominating the second half, the Seahawks defense gave up a whole lot of ground in less than 20 seconds. I was shocked when I saw Matt Ryan complete those passes so easily. Monday morning quarterbacking on my part, I know, but I would have love to have seen the Seahawk coaches order those DB's to jam a little bit on the line. If you're playing nickel, there should be another DB to help if the receiver gets behind the first defender. It's a shame either way. Anyway, go Hawks!
Don January 15, 2013 at 05:19 PM
Real big football fan huh Dexter? Doesn't knitting get boring?


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