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Seattle Seahawks’ comeback comes up agonisingly short in 34-31 loss to Atlanta Falcons

Last-gasp field goal falls short for Seahawks handing Falcons important win

PUBLISHED : Tuesday, 21 November, 2017, 1:27pm
UPDATED : Tuesday, 21 November, 2017, 9:50pm

Seattle didn’t have Richard Sherman and didn’t have Kam Chancellor on Monday night.

And when they needed it most what they also didn’t have was one more yard or time out.

A hurried last-ditch series got Seattle to within a foot or so off pulling off a miracle comeback against Atlanta on Monday night.

But Blair Walsh’s 52-yard field goal came up short with two seconds left allowing Atlanta to hold on 34-31 in a game win which the Seahawks never led.

Seattle fell to 6-4 with what was their second straight home defeat in a game in which Atlanta took an early 21-7 lead and then made just enough plays down the stretch to hold on.

Seattle got the ball back with 1:46 left and no time outs and moved just close enough to give Walsh – who set an NFL record when he was with Minnesota and made 12 straight kicks of 50 yards or longer – a shot.

But his kick, which was right on target, was just short.

After the loss to Atlanta, Seattle are 23-9 all-time in Monday night play and snapped an 11-game winning streak on Mondays. The Seahawks are 53-29-1 all-time in prime time and 7-1 on Monday Night Football under coach Pete Carroll.