In an improbable turn of events, Tony Romo botched the snap for a field goal that would have won the game for Dallas. And then almost ran it in for a touchdown.
He was tackled at the two, just a few feet short of a first down and two yards shy of a touchdown. Seattle killed the clock enough for one last heart-stopping heave by Romo, and then it was over.
Gritty. Tough. Resilient. If this Seahawk team goes any further in the playoffs, it will be as a result of their gutsy playing and good coaching that managed to keep a (slightly) better Dallas team off balance offensively, despite not having a secondary. Next week: Chicago or New Orleans, and a chance to redeem an otherwise forgettable season and shaky opening to this postseason.
Matthew Lee Anderson is an Associate Professor of Ethics and Theology in Baylor University's Honors College. He has a D.Phil. in Christian Ethics from Oxford University, and is a Perpetual Member of Biola University's Torrey Honors College. In 2005, he founded Mere Orthodoxy.