I was all ready to write this bit of a piece with an entirely different context when good old Steve Hauschka missed the chipshot game-winner on Sunday night vs the Arizona Cardinals. However, I feel that, since the Seattle Seahawks didn’t lose this game, I might as well line up my top five missed kicks in Seahawks history.
Because after a game like that, why the hell not?
#5 Sunday November 25th, 1984. Seattle Seahawks @ Denver Broncos
“I don’t have a copy of the missed kick, but who here is gonna be mad seeing Steve clowning DBs.”
Seattle snatched a hard fought victory from the powerhouse Denver Broncos. A game more famous for Steve Largent’s 12-catch, 191 yard performance including a lead taking TD for his 11th catch, it came down to a miss by famous bare-footed kicker Rich Karlis of the Broncos. He missed a 24-yard chip-shot when it struck the left upright and bounced back into the field of play. Seattle won the game, 27-24.
#4 Sunday January 10th, 2016. Seahawks @ Minnesota Vikings
The coldest game in recent playoff history — or ever. Not only did Steve Hauschka deliver a field goal to give Seattle it’s one and only lead of the day, Blair Walsh panicked and sent the Seahawks to Carolina following his famous 27-yard shank.
#3 Saturday January 6th, 2007 Dallas Cowboys @ Seattle Seahawks
While not technically a missed kick it still ranks up there in playoff lore and is something I like to mention whenever Cowboy fans get too uppity where I live. Not only is it one of Jordan Babineaux’s many big plays earning him his “Big Play Babs” nickname, it will forever be etched in my memory because of the four seconds I watched in terror thinking Tony Romo had a touchdown.
“Didn’t we all throw up just a little when Tony started running?”
#2 Sunday October 23, 2016 Seattle Seahawks @ Arizona Cardinals (Remember this one???)
I realize this is still really raw but it’s hard not to put this on the list. The two plays by Bobby Wagner, the sound of the upright getting smacked, it was unbelievable. The tie sucks and so I hope the last one can cheer you up just a bit ...
#1 Sunday November 27, 2005 New York Giants @ Seattle Seahawks
If there was ever a game to convince a team it was destined for something great, this was it. After an incredible slug-fest where Tom Coughlin dared Seattle to throw versus six and seven-man fronts, the defense held on to force not one, not two, but three field goal misses by Jay Feely. Not only did this give the Seahawks the victory, but it also produced one of the funniest “Celebration to Devastation” GIFs in internet history.
What games am I forgetting? What’s your favorite miss vs (OR BY) the Seahawks?
Miss you Jeremy.