Oh, how the power of momentum shifts in sports. For a moment there, the Seattle Seahawks looked like they did not even belong on the same field as the Houston Texans. Then, the energy started to shift as the Seahawks got out the chisel and started chipping away at the lead.
The statistic of the game? How about 20 unanswered points. At halftime, the Texans were up 20-3 and looked to be in complete control of the game. Seattle was heading for a 3-1 record.
What did we learn from this game? The Seahawks believe that they can beat anyone. Sure, fans would have preferred that they turn up the momentum a little earlier in the game. However, they got it done and the ‘Hawks are 4-0 — an amazing comeback.
Is this the sign of a team that has that special “it” factor which will eventually propel them to the Super Bowl? Maybe, just maybe.
It is still early in the season, but the Seahawks truthfully had no business winning this game. Seattle was dead at half time, unable to muster any offense and incapable of stopping the Houston defense. When Russell Wilson threw that pick with five minutes left in the game, that seemed like the final straw. The magic had run out and the momentum was not going to shift all the way to Seattle’s side.
But wait, Richard Sherman is here and will convert a clutch pick six! The Seahawks live to fight another day! Steven Hauschka calmly ices the win!
How did the Seahawks could back from a 20-3 deficit to win on a dramatic overtime field goal? Momentum. It is an unmeasurable and yet ever-present part of sports. In this case, it provided the thrill of victory for the Seahawks.