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Rapid Reaction: Seahawks 13, Jets 3

12/21/2008

Posted by ESPN.com's Mike Sando
The Seahawks saved one of their best performances of the season for Mike Holmgren's final game as Seattle's head coach.

Holmgren takes pride in his play calling and he found a rhythm in that department thanks largely to a better-than-expected ground game. Maurice Morris, running behind a line featuring zero opening-day starters, rewarded Holmgen's faith in him by topping 100 yards on the ground.

The game will be remembered for snowy conditions and Holmgren's final appearance as the Seahawks' head coach at Qwest Field. The future also looked a little brighter for Seattle in this game.

Defensive linemen Brandon Mebane and Darryl Tapp made timely plays. Tight end John Carlson delivered in the red zone by catching a high pass despite tight coverage. Cornerback Josh Wilson, a playmaker at times this season, picked off Brett Favre twice. Wilson also had a sack.

The victory allowed Holmgren to revel in walking around the stadium to thank fans for 10 mostly successful seasons. A victory over Arizona in Week 17 would arm Holmgren's successor, Jim Mora, with a three-game winning streak heading into the offseason.