An underdog hanging with a heavy favorite in the first half can be considered luck but when that underdog continues to play at a top level into the second half, it’s times to change your expectations. That’s the story in Seattle as the Seahawks continue their aggressive playcalling and lead the Saints, 31-20.
The Seahawks took the opening kickoff and moved 79 yards on seven plays ending with a 38-yard touchdown pass to Mike Williams. It was Hasselbeck’s fourth touchdown of the game. He didn’t throw more than two all season but has four in a little over two-and-a-half quarters. He has thrown for 244 yards on 17 completions and is doing his best to erase any and all memories of Charlie Whitehurst from the minds of Seahawks fans.
I know the Saints offense was banged up without the services of Marques Colston, Pierre Thomas and Chris Ivory but perhaps it’s their defense they should have been worried about.