Groz’s 2005 Seahawks Rewind: Win streak hits double digits with rally
Dec 15, 2021, 10:59 AM
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With quarterback Matt Hasselbeck and head coach Mike Holmgren inducted into the Seahawks Ring of Honor in back-to-back weeks this year, we look back at their finest hour, the 2005 Super Bowl season.
“On any given Sunday” is a familiar NFL mantra.
Of course anyone can beat anyone on an NFL Sunday, and it sure looked like it could be one of those days for the Seahawks as they traveled to Tennessee to play the Titans.
The Titans were 4-9 but with a $50 million balloon year left on his contract, this was to be the final home game for QB Steve McNair and the Seahawks had three injured defensive backs. McNair had his moments, but so too did Matt Hasselbeck.
With three touchdown passes, Hasselbeck rallied Seattle from a 10-point third quarter deficit to a hard fought 28-24 win for the Seahawks’ 10th in a row.
Seahawks 28, Titans 24: Video highlights | Full game | Box score
The streak happened without top receiver Darrell Jackson, who returned to catch the game winning touchdown pass in the fourth quarter. McNair threw for 310 yards and two touchdowns, but it wasn’t enough as the Seahawks clinched a first-round playoff bye and tied the 1984 team with 12 wins with two weeks to go in the season.
Up next was a highly anticipated game with Peyton Manning and the 13-1 Colts with the Seahawks looking to clinch homefield advantage throughout the NFC playoffs. Though the choice by Tony Dungy to rest some key players would take away a little luster, that was quickly overshadowed by a tragedy no one saw coming.
Groz’s 2005 Seahawks Rewind
• Week 14: Seahawks blow out 49ers for perfect division record
• Week 13: A statement shutout of an NFC power
• Week 12: The 12s come alive in win over Giants
• Week 11: Reaching new heights by surviving 49ers
• Week 10: Surging Seattle leaves Rams in dust
• Week 9: Alexander helps Seattle solve post-bye woes
• Week 7: An unthinkable comeback vs Dallas
• Week 6: Offense finds its strength — running left
• Week 5: Breakthrough vs Rams starts Super Bowl run
• Week 4: A comeback falls short as season reaches crossroads
• Week 3: Offense solves itself vs NFC West rival
• Week 2: Defense saves the day against Falcons
• Week 1: A surprising start to Seattle’s Super Bowl season
• 2005 Seahawks Rewind introduction