Originally posted by telerion
Yeah Dallas had their chances and only luck really kept them in it from halftime until the last Dallas drive. Without that nice, clutch kick return on special teams, Dallas would have been blown out. In the first half the teams were evenly shi . . . (bad), but Seattle was much better in the 2nd half.
What luck kept them in it? The luck of holding after a crap interference call in the end zone? The luck of a heads up play by Terrence Newman tipping the ball to his own teammate? Oh ... those things aren't luck.
Perhaps you could say it's lucky that the Seattle player stepped on the line to make the fumble a safety rather than a touchdown, however, seattle went on to score a TD after the safety punt, giving them the lead, while an original TD would have only made it tied. The bounces and the calls were going against Dallas, not for them. The biggest play was when Witten couldn't quite get over the first down marker, because like I said, even a FG at that point gives Seattle lots of time to get a few yards into range.