Seahawks 39, Chiefs 32
Matt Hasselbeck has said for weeks that the Seattle Seahawks were close to being a good team. Hasselbeck backed it up today with his best performance of the season, throwing for career highs with 362 yards and three touchdowns as the Seahawks beat the Kansas City Chiefs, 39-32.
Shaun Alexander ran for 145 yards on 23 carries and sealed the victory when he ran for a 46-yard touchdown on a counter play that made it 39-25 with 1 minute 52 seconds remaining.
"I'm comfortable, and I guess that's part of the maturing process," said Hasselbeck, in his fourth NFL season. "Part of it is that our young guys are really playing well. I'm going to have a better day if those guys improve."
Kansas City's Priest Holmes ran for 197 yards and two touchdowns on 23 carries. He also caught seven passes for 110 yards, including a screen pass from Trent Green that went for a 64-yard touchdown and a 17-7 lead midway through the second quarter.
"I've never been involved in a game where a running back had nearly 200 yards running but we still wound up minus-one in the turnovers," Kansas City Coach Dick Vermeil said. "And that was a huge turnover."