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December 26, 2011 at 9:50 AM

The Seahawks and the bitter end

Posted by Danny O'Neil

Seahawks coming up short at home
By Danny O'Neil | The Seattle Times

Close wasn't part of Seattle's vocabulary last season when each of the Seahawks' nine losses was by double digits.

Compare that to this season when Seattle has trailed by double digits throughout the fourth quarter only once: a Week 2 loss at Pittsburgh.

In all four of Seattle's home losses, the Seahawks have had the ball in the final 4 minutes while trailing by eight points or less. In effect, Seattle has been in position to at least tie the game, and most often has a shot at taking the lead. In a year where it's possible to praise the Seahawks for how far they've come, it's those game-ending drives that show where Seattle needs to improve to take the next step toward becoming a viable contender:

OpponentScoreSeahawks drive startedTime leftTotal offenseFirst downsResult
Falcons mascot 50.jpgAtlanta 30, Seattle 28Seattle 151:4957 yards3Missed 61-yard FG
Tarvaris Jackson: 5-for-7 passing, 39 yards
Bengals mascot 50.jpgCincinnati 20, Seattle 12Seattle 153:22-8 yards0Punt returned for TD
Tarvaris Jackson: 1-for-2 passing for 1 yard, sacked for 9-yard loss.
Washington mascot 50.jpgWashington 20, Seattle 17
Washington 23, Seattle 17
Seattle 18
Seattle 20
1 yard
0 yards
Turnover on downs
Tarvaris Jackson: 3-for-6 passing on those two drives for 11 yards, sacked once and intercepted.
49ers mascot 50.jpgSF 19, Seattle 17
SF 19, Seattle 17
Seattle 19
Seattle 26
35 yards
8 yards
Turnover on downs
Tarvaris Jackson: 2-for-5 passing on those two drives for 28 yards, lost fumble.

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