The Seattle Seahawks do not depend on miracles. Far from it. Their stats show them to be an extraordinary football team. But for a while, miracles just seemed to come their way.
The final three minutes of the NFC championship game was a solid stream of miracles. The Seahawks accomplished a seemingly impossible series of tasks: scoring a touchdown, followed by a successful onside kick, another touchdown and a two-point conversion. In overtime they won the coin toss and scored yet another touchdown.
They pulled a miraculous victory from what looked like certain defeat.
The Seahawks’ Super Bowl miracle came with Jermaine Kearse’s circus catch in the final minutes, giving the team a real shot at a win.
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From the one-yard line, everyone, including the New England Patriots, expected Marshawn Lynch to carry the ball. He’d done that five times this year, scoring only once. Our coaches decided to try something different.
Yes, another miracle happened, but this time it went to an undrafted rookie for the Patriots.
The Seahawks were one miracle short this year. But what a ride it was. I can’t wait for next year.