1:00 PM ET, September 10, 2006
Ford Field, Detroit, MI
DETROIT (AP) -- The Seattle Seahawks got to celebrate at Ford Field -- seven months too late.
|It was over when ...|
|New Lions coach Rod Marinelli decided against a 54-yard field-goal attempt with 3:13 reminaing, choosing to punt instead. On Detroit's previous two possessions, kicker Jason Hanson had tied the game at 6 with FGs of 37 and 52 yards.||Game ball goes to ...|
|Josh Brown, whose field goal on the last play of the game provided the margin of victory for the Seahawks.||Scouts Inc.'s take ...|
The defending NFC champions struggled offensively against a very stout Detroit defense. The aggressive play of the Lions' defense kept the high-powered Seattle offense out of the end zone all afternoon. Special teams also played a role in keeping this game close as the Lions blocked two field-goal attempts.
Not the offensive production Mike Holmgren wanted to see, but the saving grace was the extremely quick Seattle defense. The Seahawks held Detroit to just 38 yards rushing, sacked QB Jon Kitna three times and hurried his decision making with constant pressure.
Matt Hasselbeck completed 25 of 30 passes (83 percent) in the Seahawks' 9-6 win at Detroit. That was the highest completion percentage in NFL history by a player with at least 20 completions in a game in which his team didn't score a touchdown.
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Seattle left tackle Walter Jones limped off the field in the third quarter with a sprained ankle but returned on the next drive. ... Detroit blocked two field goals in a game for the first time since 2001.
Team Stat Comparison
3rd down efficiency
4th down efficiency
|Yards per play||4.3||4.4|
Yards per pass
Yards per rush
|FG||7:00||Jason Hanson 44 Yd |
Drive: 9 plays, 47 yds, 4:40
|FG||9:01||Josh Brown 20 Yd |
Drive: 10 plays, 45 yds, 5:48
|FG||15:00||Josh Brown 51 Yd |
Drive: 8 plays, 28 yds, 1:29
|FG||7:55||Jason Hanson 37 Yd |
Drive: 11 plays, 61 yds, 4:45
|FG||15:00||Josh Brown 42 Yd |
Drive: 8 plays, 56 yds, 3:13