Last year, the Seahawks blew fourth-quarter leads in five of their six losses, a troubling trend for a group that always took pride in finishing.

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Last year, the Seahawks blew fourth-quarter leads in five of their six losses, a troubling trend for a group that always took pride in finishing.

Those issues were supposed to be behind the Seahawks, but as good as the Seahawks’ defense played against the Dolphins on Sunday, they still gave up a lead-changing touchdown in the fourth quarter.

The Dolphins needed just six plays and three minutes to go 86 yards and score a touchdown late in the game.

Again, it’s hard to put too much blame on the defense. They held the Dolphins to a field goal when Wilson’s interception in the second quarter gave them a short field. They held the Dolphins to another field-goal attempt when the Dolphins started a fourth-quarter drive at the Seattle 36-yard line. And then the Seahawks blocked the field-goal attempt to (temporarily) preserve their 6-3 lead.

Seahawks 12, Dolphins 10

 

The defense, statistically, played well the entire game, but that one drive in the fourth quarter was almost a costly one.