The Seattle Seahawks have benefited in recent history from a crunch-time missed field goal by Blair Walsh. During their comeback attempt, they were on the wrong side of such a miss, resulting in a lot of ‘I told you so’ inspired memes.
And in truth, the writing was on the wall for Pete Carroll and Russell Wilson, as they saw Walsh’s kick come up short in the 34-31 loss to the Falcons. Walsh missed an easy field goal against the Seahawks two years ago in the playoffs when he was with the Vikings. Funny how he ended up kicking for the Seahawks.
The Falcons managed not to blow a big lead while the Seahawks were charging back, which could mean that they’re PTSD from the Super Bowl is finally fading away. They’ve won 4 of their last 6 games, and play four of the next 6 at home, including twice against the awful Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
The Seahawks seem to be picking up the wrong kind of momentum, and the combination of their piling injuries and so-so schedule could mean that their previously guaranteed playoff spot won’t be easy to hang on to.