Then, Seattle came back the next year to win its only Super Bowl.
How would you describe your three-game comeback? Their dream died in a 28-23 loss to the Green Bay Packers that was exponentially more frustrating by the knowledge of all the moments, small and large, that could have altered the outcome.
After a Russell Wilson sack that backed the Seahawks to 4th-and-11 at their own 36-yard line with around three minutes left, head coach Pete Carroll faced the choice.
In classic Seahawks fashion, Seattle's offense came alive in the second and opened with a 69-yard drive that was punched in by Lynch to chip at the deficit.
The Packers almost doubled the time of possession in the first half of the game, but the teams then reversed roles with Seattle holding the ball for much of the second half, wearing down the Packers defense.
"He was on one tonight", Rodgers said of Adams. On the opening possession, Adams and Geronimo Allison ran angled routes toward each other before faking the pick and zagging away.
At that point, field position didn't really matter for the Seahawks' situation.
There was the hot mike that picked up Matt Hasselbeck's ill-fated boast during the overtime coin toss that the Seahawks would win, preceding his pick-six in the 2003 playoffs. There were also the regular season losses with Wilson in 2015, 2016 and 2017. That forced rookie Phil Haynes into action. Who wants to see their season end like that? Backup DEs Ziggy Ansah (neck) and L.J. Collier were inactive, and DE Quinton Jefferson left with a foot injury in the third quarter.
Once the third question was asked about whether Lynch was coming back next year, the running back said "we'll see" before sending a message to young National Football League players looking to secure a financial future once their playing career is over. FB Danny Vitale (ankle/illness) was inactive.
Davis was first spotted in a video posted to the Packers' official Twitter account, supporting the Green and Gold from the sidelines.
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Diakite briefly gave the 'Hoos an overtime edge, 45-43, with a basket 25 seconds in, but it was all Orange from there. Head coach Tony Bennett of the Virginia Cavaliers. "[Syracuse] made some tough shots and we had some breakdowns".