Fourth quarter

Posted by Clare Farnsworth on December 26, 2010 – 4:31 pm

Peephole perspective: The Seahawks score again, but so did the Bucs. Tampa 38-15.

Player of the quarter: LeGarrette Blount. He had some big runs – including a 53-yarder – but when it came time to burn some clock it was his shorter runs that got that job done, too.

Play of the quarter: On third-and-10 from the Bucs’ 16, RB Leon Washington started up the middle and then bounced to his right to score the Seahawks’ second TD. It was Washington’s first offensive TD, to go with the three he has returning kickoffs.

Number of the quarter: Five. The number of TD passes thrown by the Bucs’ Josh Freeman to tie a club record, before Tampa turned things over to Josh Johnson with six minutes to play.

The bigger picture: The Seahawks had the ball as the final quarter started and back-to-back completions by Charlie Whitehurst to TE John Carlson (13 yards) and WR Ben Obomanu (14) moved it to the Bucs’ 16. RB Leon Washington then took it in for the Seahawks’ second TD, Whitehurst passed to Obomanu for the two-point conversion and the score was 31-15 with 10:14 left in the game.

On the Bucs’ next play, Blount went for 53 yards to the Seahawks’ 19. The run gave Blount 149 yards for the game – on 13 carries. Four plays later, Freeman threw his fifth TD pass – this one a 2-yarder to Maurice Stovall – to make it 38-15. Freeman has now completed passes to 10 different receivers.


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