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Week 3 – Seahawks 24, Bengals 21 September 23, 2007

Posted by daveinoc in football, NFL Football, Sports, Sports News & Opinion.
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Well, here’s what I said at the beginning of the season for this game:

Week 3 – Cincinnati

Thank goodness this is a Week 3 game and not Week 1. The Hawks are starting to gel a little bit and, since this is at home, they win a close game against the Bengals. W 28 – 24.

Not bad, pretty close. The Hawks had to come back late in the game and special teams played a HUGE part in the game. First, a 72-yard kickoff return to start the game and than the forced fumble on the kickoff after scoring the go-ahead TD. Seems like it was a great game. Being in Socal, I don’t get too many Hawks games on TV so I have to follow on the Internet. Anyway, the Hawks started off slow and got a little better as the game went on. I think that’s just how it’s going to be this season. The Hawks need to grind a little and get the defense tired. Some extended drives early in the game to soften them up and than close it out at the end of the game with Shaun pounding away. This is the 2nd game this season where late in the game Shawn breaks off a long run to help put the game away.

vs. TB – 3rd and 7 from the Hawks 24 with 2:52 left in the game. 24-yard run up the middle to the 46. They didn’t score on the drive but they punted with 30 seconds left.

vs. Cincinnati – 4th and 1 from the Cincy 36 with 1:41 left on the go-ahead drive. 14-yard run to the left to set up the game-winning to pass to Burleson. Later, on 2nd and 10 from Cincy 33 with :49 seconds left. 22-yard run to the left to the Cincy 13. Game over.

I’m ok with this…so far. I’d prefer the games aren’t as exciting as this one but a win is a win and wouldn’t everyone love blowouts like Philly over Detroit? Sure they would. The Hawks are going to get better as the season goes along, good health being the obvious pre-condition. I’m excited that they’re 2-1 and got this win under their belt. With the way the Niners have been playing, I think they have a great shot at getting the Win.

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