K.J. Wright batted the ball out of the end zone after Calvin Johnson’s fumble toward the end of the Seattle Seahawks’ win over the Detroit Lions. The fumble went out… Read on to see where fans can watch and listen to a live stream of the highly-anticipated Monday night football game online – also catch up-to-date feeds and coverage on highlight plays and scores. On the next play, Wilson hit wide receiver Doug Baldwin over the middle for a 24-yard touchdown to get the Seahawks on the scoreboard.
With one big punch, Kam Chancellor showed his importance to the Seattle Seahawks.
Quarterback Russell Wilson lost two fumbles for the Seahawks, but controlled the game with both his arm and legs.
Seattle took over on their 20, and ran out the clock after Russell Wilson stunned Detroit with a 50-yard third-down pass to Jermaine Kearse.
It created a massive swing in the standings.
The Seattle Seahawks came ever so close to staring 1-3 in the face Monday night.
As for the controversy: Wright’s tapping the ball out of the end zone should have been ruled an illegal bat, and the ball should have been given back to the Lions with a first-and-goal at the 1, according to Dean Blandino, the NFL’s head of officiating. The ball should have gone back to the Lions with a first-and-goal at the 6-inch line.
The Seahawks (2-2) have a win that could make the difference in the NFC West, where they’re now a game behind the Cardinals and tied with the Rams, albeit with a long way to go.
“In [the back judge’s] judgment, he didn’t feel it was an overt act so he didn’t throw the flag”.
The non-call came in the same end zone where Golden Tate caught his infamous “Fail Mary” when Seattle beat Green Bay on a Monday night three years ago. That’s the difference between winning and losing in this league.
The Lions defense played well, sacking Wilson six times. Chicago’s defense wore down because its offense punted on all 10 possessions and kept sending it back on the field without adequate time to rest.
When asked specifically about his offensive line with starters in three new positions that was again porous and just plain poor, Carroll said: “It’s not as good as we needed it to be”. His replacement Thomas Rawls struggled against the strong Lions defence, gaining just 48 yards on 17 carries.
The officials are fallible humans, yes, but they’re humans assisted by more technology than ever before and guided by a rulebook that gets more detailed every year. However, Seahawks’ running game only tallied 76 yards in the first half. It was the only offensive drive that resulted in points against the Seahawks’ defense in the past two games. Coach John Fox said he had no idea whether Montgomery’s injury was a season-ender, but it definitely forces a shift this week.
Injuries also plagued Detroit with Darius Slay, Haloti Ngata, Eric Ebron, Tyrunn Walker and Travis Lewis getting injuried and none of them returned. Caldwell said the injury to Walker, who was taken off the field on a cart, was significant.