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On this date: Matt Hasselbeck says, "We want the ball, and we're going to score"

A look at a couple of memorable moments in Seahawks history that occurred on Jan. 4



Matt Hasselbeck utters his infamous "We want the ball, and we're going to score" line after winning the coin toss to start overtime in a 2003 wild-card playoff game against the Packers at Lambeau Field. Instead, Al Harris intercepts a Hasselbeck pass on the sixth play of the Seahawks' second OT possession and returns it 52 yards to give the Packers a 33-27 victory. Shaun Alexander runs for his third touchdown with 51 seconds left in regulation to tie the score, and Hasselbeck passes for 305 yards in the Seahawks' first playoff game since the 1999 season. Also, longtime offensive line coach Tom Lovat announces his retirement.


The Seahawks travel to that other Washington for their 2012 wild-card playoff game against the NFC East champion Redskins. It turns out to be a historic trip, as the Seahawks rally from a 14-0 deficit to win 24-14 in capturing the franchise's first road playoff victory since 1983. Marshawn Lynch carries 20 times for 132 yards and a TD.

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