Different quarter. Different half. Same results.
The defense stepped up – again – as linebacker Aaron Curry swiped the ball from the hand of Jags QB David Garrard on the seventh play of the half and defensive end Cory Redding recovered the fumble and returned it 26 yards. Four plays later, it was “Housh” time – again – as Hasselbeck threw to WR T.J. Houshmandzadeh in the end zone. He beat Rashean Mathis on the play – again – to run the Seahawks’ lead to 27-0.
The next two series? Rewind – again. The defense held the Jags to another three-and-out, and Hasselbeck directed another TD drive – this one an eight-play, 48-yarder that ended with him lofting a pass to Nate Burleson in the end zone on third-and-goal for a 5-yard score that made it 34-0. Hasselbeck had a big pass on third down – again – as he hooked up with TE John Carlson for a 15-yarder on third-and-10. Hasselbeck also scrambled – again – for a 2-yard gain.
But the biggest play came when RB Justin Forsett took a handoff and headed to his right, looking to pass. When nothing was there, he reversed to his left and ran for 22 yards.