The Seattle Seahawks fell at home on Monday Night Football to the Atlanta Falcons in a deflating 34-31 defeat. Down eleven with 3:49 to go Seattle went 75 yards in forty-nine seconds for a touchdown, and then followed that up with a three and out defensive stop to get the ball back at their own twenty five with plenty of time to drive for either the winning touchdown or attempt a game-tying field goal.
The Seahawks quickly moved the ball across midfield to set up first and ten at the Atlanta 49 with 1:06 to go, however, consecutive short completions to Jimmy Graham and J.D. McKissic burned forty-five seconds and gained only seven yards. That led to an eight yard completion to Paul Richardson which put Seattle at the Atlanta 34 yard line with seven seconds left, and set up Blair Walsh for a game tying attempts. Walsh’s kick was right down the middle, but came up just short in the cold, heavy air. And Twitter reacted.
Holy crap.... what a finish. Blair Walsh hit it straight down the middle but it was JUST short. Wow. #Seahawks #ATLvsSEA pic.twitter.com/Uujis5hdFJ— Samuel Gold (@SamuelRGold) November 21, 2017
Some were comedic, some were mocking and some were quick to point out the game should not have come down to a field goal attempt for the tie. In any case, here are a variety of reactions from the Twitterverse.
#Seahawks K Blair Walsh on him missing the game tying field goal: "I don't know what it is, but everytime my team needs me to make a huge kick, I collapse harder than the twin towers."— Barry McCockiner (@Sp0rtsTaIkJ0e) November 21, 2017
Tough scene in the #Seahawks locker room. Blair Walsh is sitting at his locker crying and yelling, “WHY DO I ALWAYS CHOKE!!!!”— Barry McCockiner (@Sp0rtsTaIkJ0e) November 21, 2017
Hey #Seahawks fans blaming Blair Walsh for this loss: your head coach called for a fake field goal from the 22 yard line with :07 left in the first half.— J sh (@youjoshinme13) November 21, 2017
You lost by 3.
The Blair Walsh horror show continues for the #Seahawks... and nobody is surprised.— Jordan Schultz (@Schultz_Report) November 21, 2017
Hey guys, I’m not a Blair Walsh fan either. But before we start calling for his head, let’s not forget that his last second field goal should have been going for a win, not the tie. Horrendous coaching doomed us more than kicking. #Seahawks— Kole Musgrove (@MoleKusgrove) November 21, 2017
Yeah if the #Seahawks could just get rid of Blair Walsh, that would be great. #ATLvsSEA— Mac Bellot (@ImperatorMJB) November 21, 2017
Blair Walsh - YOU HAD ONE JOB. #Seahawks— Jamie B (@Jamie2215) November 21, 2017
When I wake up in a couple of hours and blair walsh is still our kicker i am going to be a browns fan #seahawks— h8uh (@h8uh10) November 21, 2017
i want blair #walsh out!!!!!!!!!!!!! #Seahawks— paul labor (@sillyjail) November 21, 2017