What an amazing game and finish for my first Monday Night Football game last night. I’ve been to many loud Seahawks home games but this one may have been the most sustained volume throughout an entire game.
I was somewhat surprised by how many Packers fans were at the game. In fact, I was surrounded by dozens of yellow cheesehead hats.
In the first half, the Seattle defense was incredible making eight sacks of Aaron Rodgers. Rodgers simply did not have a chance to play his usual passing game. With the Seahawks leading 7-0 at halftime, I thought we were headed for a comfortable victory. The beginning of the second half quickly reminded me that we were playing the Green Bay Packers.
After the first few successful drives by the Packers and the weak offense of the Seahawks in the third quarter, I was very worried that the Seahawks were destined to lose the game. Aaron Rodgers was incredible in making clutch third down passes. And when the Packers took the lead 12-7 with 8 minutes to go, many Seattle fans started leaving. Little did they know what would transpire with seconds to go.
On 4th down with only eight seconds to go, Russell Wilson throws a Hail Mary pass to the end zone. As the ball sails through the air, the crowd is almost completely silent. Then a crowd of Seahawks and Packers swallow the ball and, seconds later, an official raises his hands to signal a touchdown. That’s when the stadium goes berserk! The eruption reminded me of the great Marshawn Lynch run during the Saints game that caused an earthquake in Seattle.
Only when I get home and listen to coverage do I realize the touchdown with zero seconds left was a controversial call. With all the bad calls against the Seahawks during the game, I’ll take the call at the end.
It was probably the most exciting Seahawks game I’ve been to. Let’s see if they can keep us fans excited this entire season. Go Seahawks!