That seven-point lead by the Seattle Seahawks over New England Patriots took the Super Bowl fans by storm on Sunday Night Football, November 13, 2016. Outscoring the Patriots, the Seahawks’ defense has once again lived up to its reputation as they paved way for some dramatic goal line stand in just the final seconds of the game.
The team didn’t find it hard to get that intense motivating factor everyone needed to win the game and finally reigned in the Seahawks vs Patriots highlights for 2016. In their 31-24 road victory, it was actually their first time to battle with New England since its Super Bowl in February of 2015.
What actually happened?
It seemed that the Patriots could have actually tied the game easily if they had scored a touchdown. The Seahawks, on the other hand, attempted the more difficult play that the Patriots would have had to attempt if only the former had just taken their easy one point.
Everyone was actually confused and even Patriots head coach Bill Belichick was caught by the NBC cameras asking the same question just like everybody else, “Why is he going for two?” as the Seahawks lined up for the play.
Apparently, Pete Carroll’s rationale had to be that the coach wanted to force the Patriots to try to win the game on two separate possessions. Being up eight points simply meant that the Patriots could still tie the game on one possession. This is entirely reasonable, especially with time dwindling.
“We wanted to see if we could put it out of reach, make it a two-score deal, ”Carroll said to confirm theories and analyses after the game.
Since this could literally be a “do or die” decision for the coach as it could have totally been a wrong move for the Seahawks, this has become one of the Seahawks vs Patriots game highlights. True enough, they escaped with a win, but not before the Patriots drove all the way to the 1-yard line. If Rob Gronkowski had been able to haul in Tom Brady’s fourth down pass attempt, there might have been a lot of anger definitely directed at Pete Carroll after that epic battle.
Get a dose of inspiration from these coaches:
Pete Carroll remarks that every game is a championship game for the. He adds that it is a challenge of putting their best foot forward and not focusing on the strengths and weaknesses of the other team.
On the other hand, Bill Belichic believes that mental toughness involves doing the right thing for your team as opposed to doing the best thing for you, as this is the only sure winning mentality.
These guys and their men truly sealed the NFL season with a blast! Super Bowl fans will surely expect more breath-taking moves, hype, and drama from each team. Feel free to share your thoughts about the iconic Seahawks vs Patriots game highlights by leaving some comments below. Pitch in to get live updates and latest trends from NFL as the game rolls along.