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Seahawks take early 3-0 lead

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A special teams mishap and a personal foul penalty have put the Saints in an early 3-0 hole at Seattle.

First, Saints punter Thomas Morstead mishandled a snap, then got off just a 16-yard punt, setting up Seattle on the New Orleans 40-yard-line.

Then, on 3rd-and-11 from the New Orleans 41, Saints defensive back Rafael Bush was penalized for a shoulder-to-helmet hit on Harvin, who had a dropped a pass downfield.

The Seahawks capitalized on the Saints’ mistakes, with kicker Steven Hauschka connecting on a 40-yard field goal to give Seattle a 3-0 lead less than five minutes into the game.

Harvin left the game and was tested for a concussion, the Seahawks said. However, he was back on the field for the Seahawks’ second drive.

The Saints’ second drive looked promising, but Shayne Graham missed a 45-yard field goal, which allowed Seattle to stay in front.

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16 Responses to “Seahawks take early 3-0 lead”
  1. Paul M. says: Jan 11, 2014 4:55 PM

    Wow, the bounty from 09 is still in on Harvin. Suspend the whole Saints franchise this time.

  2. keepongronking says: Jan 11, 2014 4:56 PM

    well that was quick

  3. arlingtonsynn says: Jan 11, 2014 4:56 PM

    That was a wicked hit.

    Enough to give a man migraines.

  4. The League's Crusade Against The Steelers Continues says: Jan 11, 2014 4:57 PM

    Well, at least he lasted two plays.

  5. The League's Crusade Against The Steelers Continues says: Jan 11, 2014 4:59 PM

    The bounty program is alive and well.

  6. 4evrnyt says: Jan 11, 2014 5:00 PM

    Is there anyone softer then Percy Harvin?

  7. fdugrad says: Jan 11, 2014 5:01 PM

    It looked like a cheap shot, but honestly, where can The Hawks HIDE Percy when he is on field…JEEZ!

  8. capspats says: Jan 11, 2014 5:04 PM

    This guy just can never stay healthy

  9. holeinone09 says: Jan 11, 2014 5:07 PM

    I almost hope Seattle wins the Super Bowl so they can finally stop crying and whining that they lost legitimately to the Steelers. The Steelers beat them in the Super Bowl, period. Get over it.

  10. mediasloppy says: Jan 11, 2014 5:11 PM

    That was the fasted concussion test I’ve seen all season.

  11. gvrose8192 says: Jan 11, 2014 5:15 PM

    Blown punt, fumble… I feel a blowout coming on.

  12. dallasbaby says: Jan 11, 2014 5:19 PM

    Nasty hit. Bush should expect a nice fine in his mailbox next week as he’s watching the Playoffs on his couch like everyone else

  13. emmac13 says: Jan 11, 2014 5:21 PM

    I now see why Dan Quinn and not Rob Ryan was being interviewed for head coaching positions. The Saints had one big hit in the beginning and called it a night.

  14. fordmandalay says: Jan 11, 2014 5:22 PM

    And Mark Ingram fumbles, giving the Seahawks great field position. This is my shocked face; (O.O)

  15. thebirdofprey2 says: Jan 11, 2014 5:22 PM

    Percy Harvin just had a 12 yard rush on a sweep play. The next play that fake a bubble screen to him and run it with beast mode. Safety is frozen and play is blocked and TD

  16. katejake says: Jan 11, 2014 5:57 PM

    Lynch & Burkhardt are awful these guys suck

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