I watched and waited for the Saints to complete their comeback against the lowly Seahawks on Saturday like most football fans, including those who support Seattle. It was just a matter of time. The Seahawks’ offense had stalled. They couldn’t get anything going, and New Orleans seemed to have the momentum. Plus, Drew Brees is a master at orchestrating last minute winning drives. Then at about the 3:39 mark in the 4th quarter, Matt Hasselbeck handed off to Marshawn Lynch in the hopes of picking up a few yards and burning some time off the clock.
Lynch had other plans. He broke eight tackles and ran 67 yards for a touchdown, putting the game virtually out of reach for the Saints. It was one of those moments where you don’t have to be a Seahawks’ fan to be in awe. It was unbelievable. Lynch didn’t just avoid tacklers. He destroyed them, particularly Tracy Porter. The Saints cornerback took an angle on the Seahawks running back and looked like he was about to make the tackle. Lynch stuck out his arm and put Porter flat on his back. One can’t help but feel sorry for Porter today. The only consolation he has is that seven of his teammates suffered a similar fate when they tried to tackle Lynch. Thank you, Marshwan Lynch for reminding me why I love football! Someone recorded the run on their TV. The NFL may have Youtube take it down, but hopefully they’ll let it slide. Watch and enjoy if you didn’t get to see it.