Right before kick-off I flashed back to some of Rodgers games back in the Pac-12 I felt it was necessary to share the above tweet. Jacquizz proved me right as he frustrated the Seahawks defense in the first quarter. He wasn’t the only player to frustrate the Seahawks defense; Tony Gonzalez made a couple of beautiful catches, including the only Touchdown of the game so far.
The first quarter concluded with this;
RT @LindseyThiry: Jacquizz Rodgers must've stolen all of Lynch's Skittles.— Chris Daniels (@ChrisDaniels5) January 13, 2013
Pete Carroll said it last Sunday: Can you win a game in the 1st quarter? NO! Can you win a game in the 4th quarter? YES! #Seahawks— Dan Lewis (@DanLewisNews) January 13, 2013
The start of the second quarter saw the Falcons pick up were they left off. Here is a look at why;
Fortunately the Hawks held the Falcons on third down. The Falcons kicked a field goal to go up; 13-0. You couldn’t help but get the feeling that was a huge stop for the Hawks. Leon Washington, standing only a few feet from the end line in the endzone, returned the ball to the 30 yard line, giving the Hawks good feel position. Zach Miller again made a clutch reception.
#Seahawks have 104 yards of net offense right now, TE Zach Miller is responsible for 65 of them.— Danny O'Neil (@dannyoneil) January 13, 2013
Zach Miller: to this point #Seahawks post season MVP.— Mike Gastineau (@gasman206) January 13, 2013
RT @espn_nfcwest The Seahawks haven't overcome a deficit of 13 points or more on the road in seven days.— Field Gulls (@FieldGulls) January 13, 2013
Lynch got stood up on a third and one; making it fourth down in the red zone. The Hawks got stuffed on their fourth down conversion attempt. Atlanta gets the ball deep in their own territory; their offense is completely on fire.
Give yourself a chance on 4th with a play action or a read option or something.— Brett Miller (@BrettMBSShow) January 13, 2013
Ryan found Roddy White for a huge touchdown pass. Finally Ryan’s constant picking on Richard Sherm pays off. Falcons 20-Seahawks 0
The Seahawks get the ball with 4:16 left in the ball game and in desperate need of a score. Tate turns a wide receiver screen into a Hawks first down; at least they are moving the rock down field. Wilson continues to show off his legs with an impressive scramble for a first down, the clock hit the two-minute warning before Wilson could get the snap off.
Seahawks need their own version of they guy on the VISA 49ers commercial to give a speech at halftime.— Anders Aarhus (@Sportsviking) January 13, 2013
Might not be a bad idea, get on it Pete.
The Hawks again are driving as Wilson connects with Sydney Rice on a first down…A field goal would be nice but a TD would be better. Zach Miller makes a nine-yard catch, the Seahawks are again in the red zone. Wilson connects with Golden Tate to get a first down. Seattle takes their final time out.
Excellent coverage by the Falcons breaks up the first pass into the end zone, the pass was intended for Sydney Rice. Wilson over throws Tate on the fade, no flag because the pass was not catch-able. Third down, and the Seahawks need to score…or let Wilson get sacked. The Hawks were unable to get the snap off before time expired and the game goes to the half with the Falcons; the use of that final timeout earlier now looks more foolish.
I hate sports so much.— Eric Shell (@shellin1) January 13, 2013
Proud alum of Washington State University, crazy sports nut, and drinker of beer.