Seattle beat the Buccaneers 23-7 in a mostly convincing road win, stopping their three-game slide and allowing them to finish the season with a winning record.
You'll never believe this, but they also suffered a couple injuries. Two of them were cornerbacks. Kelly Herndon broke his left ankle early in the game, and Jimmy Williams also went down in the second half. But wait there's more: LB Leroy Hill suffered a concussion, although it's not known if it's even serious at all.
The secondary injuries bode horribly for the Seahawks' first round game, especially if it's against the pass-happy Dallas Cowboys. At this point that appears to be the most likely scenario, although as I write this Dallas has just taken the lead against the Lions, and will win the division if they hold on and Philadelphia loses.
Take away the injuries, though, and the Seahawks looked pretty good. Alexander scampered for 92 yards and a touchdown, Hasselbeck played solid clock control and didn't get intercepted, the offensive line kept a lot of pressure away from Matt, and the receivers pulled down a few key catches, especially D.J. Hackett and Jerramy Stevens. (Well, Stevens wasn't spectacular, but I vowed to be nice to him this week. And he did pretty good.)
Oh, look, Detroit's just taken the lead agian.
The defense gave up a few big plays, but none of them wound up impacting the game. And there was a nifty goal-line stand in the second half, in which the Seahawks kept the Bucs out of the end zone from within the 5-yard line and forced them to turn the ball back over on downs. Very inspiring.
Holy cow, the Lions just recovered a fumble. Three minutes left. Jeez.
Anyway, that's about all for now. More thoughts later this week, game previews, assessments, crap like that.
If I don't get back to you later, have a safe and happy new year.
Detroit just got a field goal.