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03.07.2019 07:50
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is at Commonwealth Stadium in Edmonton Doug Baldwin Color Rush Jersey , Alberta, Canada. Vying for the 106th Grey Cup are the Calgary Stampeders and Ottawa Redblacks, a rematch two years removed from a stunning upset that saw the sub-.500 Redblacks knock off the 15-2-1 Stampeders in a 39-33 overtime classic back in 2016. Last year, Calgary returned to the Grey Cup, and had one of the craziest ways to blow a game that you’ll ever see. Eastern Washington alum Bo Levi Mitchell, already in comfortable field goal range while down 27-24 to the Toronto Argonauts, got greedy and was intercepted at the goal-line in the closing seconds. The Stampeders are back for a third straight season, and the only reason a post like this is on Field Gulls is because there is a Seattle Seahawks connection! Remember Chris Matthews? He was the one who recovered the onside kick against the Green Bay Packers in the 2014 NFC Championship Game, and caught 4 passes for 109 yards and a touchdown in Super Bowl XLIX against the New England Patriots. His emergence (due to Paul Richardson’s ACL tear) was vital, but his time with the Seahawks ended by mid-November of 2015.After a brief stint with the Baltimore Ravens, Matthews was out of football for almost a year before Calgary signed him up early last month. It marked a return to the CFL for Matthews, who had a phenomenal rookie year with the Winnipeg Blue Bombers in 2012, only for turf toe to lead to a shortened and ineffective 2013 season. The Seahawks signed him on a reserve/futures contract in 2014, and you know the rest of the story because I literally just told you in the previous few sentences.So how’s Matthews fared in his CFL return? Playoffs included, he has appeared in five games, caught 15 passes for 291 yards, and a touchdown.I also recommend checking out this long ball he hauled in while double covered.Matthews isn’t the only one with Seahawks ties on the Stampeders. Defensive lineman Cordarro Law was a UDFA in 2012 but failed to survive the roster cuts. Offensive tackle Justin Renfrow had a brief stop in Seattle but was released after signing his future contract. He’s currently on Calgary’s practice squad.The best “hey, he was with the Seahawks for a minute!” story is linebacker Alex Singleton, was also a UDFA signing in 2015, but was released before Week 1. He’s since become a CFL star, winning the CFL’s Most Outstanding Defensive Player award in 2017.To my knowledge, Ottawa and their weirdly named team has no one on the roster or the coaching staff who’s even loosely related to the Seahawks organization C. J. Prosise Color Rush Jersey , so for that reason alone, the Calgary Stampeders are the team to root for on Sunday. You can catch the Grey Cup at 6 PM ET/3 PM PT on ESPN2 or on TSN for our Canadian readers. Good luck to Chris Matthews! When the Houston Texans entered the NFL as the league’s 32nd team, they decided to realign its divisions and send the Seattle Seahawks from the AFC West to the NFC West, thus limiting classic Seahawks games vs. AFC West rivals to just once every four years.From 1977-2001, the Seahawks-Chiefs rivalry was largely in Kansas City’s favor, as Seattle could only muster a record of 17-30. Winning at Arrowhead Stadium was cause for celebration, as the Chiefs were 19-5 against the Seahawks. When the 2002 season began, the NFC West played the AFC West, so the Seahawks did get to play their familiar foes straight away, and one of the high points of a mediocre season was beating Kansas City in a 39-32 shootout. This game set an NFL record for most combined first downs (64), with both offenses both eclipsing 500 yards. All in front of a sparse Seahawks Stadium crowd of 56,250.Oh yeah, and 39-32 was a Scorigami.That’s Seattle’s most recent win over the Chiefs, and they’ve beaten everyone else in the NFL during that sixteen-year span, so this is the Seahawks’ longest drought against any opponent. They’ve had three cracks at KC, and come up short every single time.2006 - Chiefs 35 Seahawks 28The Seahawks were fortunate that this game was even slightly competitive. It was “The Backup Bowl” between Seneca Wallace and Damon Huard, and the Chiefs offense just cleaned out Seattle’s defense. Larry Johnson had four touchdowns (3 rushing, 1 receiving) and Huard threw for 312 yards on just 17 completions. The Chiefs had 499 yards of offense to Seattle’s 240, while the Seahawks possessed the ball for just 17:45. It won’t show in that highlight clip, but I fondly remember Seneca Wallace deciding to check it down to Mack Strong on a game-deciding 4th and 15. This surprisingly did not work out as intended.2010 - Chiefs 42 Seahawks 24Enter the Pete Carroll era! Sitting at 5-5, the Seahawks took on a Chiefs team that would eventually win the AFC West. Similarly to 2006, Seattle’s offense was doo doo Tre Madden Color Rush Jersey , with Marshawn Lynch rushing for just 20 yards on 7 carries, while the rebuilding defense was gashed for 270 yards on the ground, mostly by Jamaal Charles and Thomas Jones. Matt Cassel threw for four touchdowns, no interceptions, and wasn’t sacked. Again, Seattle only had the ball for less than 20 minutes. This game is tied for the most points the Seahawks have ever allowed at what we now know as CenturyLink Field, and Seattle would remain at or below .500 all the way through Week 3 of the 2012 season.On the plus side, Earl Thomas recovered a blocked punt and scored his first NFL touchdown, while Ben Obomanu had an 87-yard busted coverage touchdown in the 4th quarter. 2014 - Chiefs 24 Seahawks 20On a very cold day at Arrowhead Stadium, rushing the ball was the theme for both sides. Marshawn Lynch racked up 124 yards, Jamaal Charles had 159 and two TDs, while Russell Wilson and Alex Smith combined threw for just 286 yards on 31/48, but Wilson had a pair of touchdown passes. The game essentially boiled down to a failed 4th and goal fade at the 1 by Seattle, although Doug Baldwin was clearly interfered with. Tom Cable’s DOMINANT offensive line got bulldozed on a key 4th and 1 that left Beast Mode stuck in neutral, and then a Dontari Poe sack on Seattle’s final drive effectively ended the game. The Seahawks’ final three offensive possessions all ended in turnovers on downs, which takes some doing. At the time, this loss actually put the Seahawks out of the playoff picture at 6-4. It would be their last regular season defeat of the year. Kansas City of course turned around and lost to the winless Oakland Raiders the ensuing Thursday night. 2018 - ???If the Seahawks end the drought, not only will they almost certainly clinch a playoff spot, they could quite conceivably shake up the entire AFC playoff picture if this game also means the Chiefs would lose the division lead. I can’t wait for Sunday night.



M.C. Klein

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