On this date: Mack Strong’s long career comes to an abrupt end

Posted Oct 7, 2013

A look at a couple of memorable moments in Seahawks history that occurred on Oct. 7

2007: Fullback Mack Strong, who is playing in his 201st game for the Seahawks, suffers a career-ending neck injury in a loss to the Steelers in Pittsburgh. Only Joe Nash played in more games (218) and for more seasons (15) with the Seahawks than Strong (201 games and 14 seasons). Strong was a two-time Pro Bowl selection while blocking for a trio of 1,000-yard rushers – Chris Warren, Ricky Watters and Shaun Alexander – and he was voted to the Seahawks’ 35th Anniversary team.

2012: Russell Wilson throws a 13-yard touchdown pass to Golden Tate late in the third quarter to give the Seahawks a lead they would not relinquish in a 16-12 victory over the Panthers in Carolina. The TD pass is setup when cornerback Brandon Browner forces and recovers a fumble at the Panthers’ 27-yard line.