(CTN News) – The Seattle Seahawks found themselves in a familiar position last week, trailing behind the Tennessee Titans at halftime and in the fourth quarter.
However, just like their previous game, they managed to turn the tide and secure a narrow victory of 20-17, thanks to the impressive performance of their quarterback. It seems that the Seahawks enjoyed their previous success so much that they decided to replicate it almost exactly against the Titans on Sunday.
This win was a significant one for the Seahawks, who must have been on Santa’s nice list this year. They gave their loyal fans, known as the 12th Man, an early Christmas present with this massive victory.
Although some may argue that it was not a crucial win against a 5-10 Titans team, it was indeed a must-win situation for Seattle.
With a record of 7-7, the Seahawks were fighting for their spot in the playoffs. If they had lost this game and fallen to 7-8, their already slim chances of making it to the playoffs would have decreased even further.
Once again, in the first half, the Seahawks appeared to be outmatched by their opponents. The Titans dominated the time of possession battle, keeping the ball and running it down Seattle’s throats. This limited Geno Smith and the rest of the Seahawks’ offense, leaving them with little time to make an impact.
Despite their struggles, they managed to score a lone field goal, keeping the game within reach with just one score separating the teams at halftime.
Nevertheless, the resilient Titans were not finished yet. Tennessee embarked on a grueling 15-play, 74-yard drive that consumed nearly nine minutes of game time, ultimately securing a 17-13 lead. Once again, the Seahawks found themselves in need of a comeback touchdown drive.
Just like he did against the Lions, Browns, and Commanders, Geno Smith rose to the occasion for Seattle. Smith skillfully led the team down the field, covering 53 yards in 14 plays, and sealed the drive with a touchdown pass to Colby Parkinson on third down, reclaiming the lead.
With this victory, the Seahawks have now improved their record to 8-7. Furthermore, thanks to Minnesota’s 30-24 loss to Detroit at home, Seattle has now ascended to the final Wild Card position.
With only two games left in the season, the Seahawks hold their fate in their own hands as they strive to secure a spot in the postseason.
Next on their schedule is their last home game of the season, where they will host the Pittsburgh Steelers, a team that remains despised by Seahawks fans.