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On this date: Seahawks end playoff-victory drought

Mike Holmgren, Paul Allen

A look at some memorable moments in Seahawks history that occurred on Jan. 14:

1999: New head coach Mike Holmgren hires eight assistants from his staff with the Packers to join him with Seahawks: Mike Sherman, offensive coordinator/tight ends; Fritz Shurmur, defensive coordinator; Tom Lovat, offensive line; Larry Brooks, defensive line; Nolan Cromwell, wide receivers; Jim Lind, linebackers; Ken Flajole, defensive backs; and Kent Johnson, strength and conditioning.

2005: Bob Whitsitt is relieved of his duties as president of football operations.

2006: The Seahawks win their first playoff game since 1984 with a 20-10 victory over the Redskins in a Wild Card game in Seattle. Darrell Jackson catches nine passes for 143 yards and a touchdown, while Matt Hasselbeck also runs for TD.

2007: Robbie Gould kicks a 41-yard field goal to tie the game with 4½ minutes remaining in regulation and then hits a 49-yarder in overtime to give the Bears a 27-24 victory over the Seahawks in a divisional playoff game at Soldier Field. Shaun Alexander runs for 108 yards and two touchdowns, but is stopped for a 2-yard loss on a fourth-and-1 play from the Bears’ 44-yard line with two minutes left in regulation.


On this date: Seahawks fall to Packers in OT

A look at a memorable moment in Seahawks history that occurred on Jan. 4:

Matt Hasselbeck

2004: Matt Hasselbeck utters his infamous “We want the ball, and we’re going to score” line after winning the coin toss to start overtime in a Wild Card playoff game against the Packers at Lambeau Field. Instead, Al Harris intercepts a Hasselbeck pass on the sixth play of the Seahawks’ second OT possession and returns it 52 yards to give the Packers a 33-27 victory. Shaun Alexander runs for his third touchdown with 51 seconds left in regulation to tie the score, and Hasselbeck passes for 305 yards in the Seahawks’ first playoff game since the 1999 season. Also, longtime offensive line coach Tom Lovat announces his retirement.


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On this date

A look at a memorable moment in Seahawks history that occurred on Jan. 4:

2004: Matt Hasselbeck utters his infamous “We want the ball, and we’re going to score” line after winning the coin toss to start overtime in a wild-card playoff game against the Packers at Lambeau Field. Instead, Al Harris intercepts a Hasselbeck pass on the sixth play of the Seahawks’ second OT possession and returns it 52 yards to give the Packers a 33-27 victory. Shaun Alexander runs for his third touchdown with 51 seconds left in regulation to tie the score, and Hasselbeck passes for 305 yards in the Seahawks’ first playoff game since the 1999 season. Also, longtime offensive line coach Tom Lovat announces his retirement.


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