After hearing the post game frustrations of Seattle Seahawks coach Jim Mora Jr. lambasting his kicker for missing two field goals in a loss to the Bears on Sunday, I went back for a second look at the game. Seattle lost 25-19, a six point margin that could have been made up by the two missed field goals. Kicker Olino Mare went 4 for 6 on field goals. He made kicks of 46, 37, 39 and 46 yards while missing from 43 and 34 yards.
Now here's the question I have for the Seahawks. Why are you kicking six field goals and unable to keep drives going once you get within striking range of the end zone?
Granted, the two missed kicks were well within Mare's range, but kickers will miss kicks over the course of the season. Two in one game? Doesn't happen much, but then again, how often do kickers attempt SIX field goals in a game? Seattle converted 7-of-17 3rd downs. 41% success rate. Eh, kinda want a little more consistency than that.
Seattle Seahawks 3rd Down Plays:
3rd and 19 at CHI 39 (10:35) (Shotgun) S.Wallace pass short right to J.Jones for 39 yards, TOUCHDOWN. 0 6
O.Mare extra point is GOOD, Center-K.Houser, Holder-J.Ryan. 0 7
3rd and 8 at SEA 33 (4:26) (Shotgun) S.Wallace pass short left to B.Obomanu to SEA 44 for 11 yards (Z.Bowman).
3rd and 4 at 50 (2:31) (Shotgun) S.Wallace pass short right to N.Burleson pushed ob at CHI 34 for 16 yards (A.Afalava).
3rd and 4 at CHI 28 (:50) (Shotgun) S.Wallace pass incomplete deep right to N.Burleson.
3rd and 10 at CHI 47 (13:43) (Shotgun) S.Wallace pass deep middle to N.Burleson to CHI 27 for 20 yards (H.Hillenmeyer).
3rd and 3 at CHI 20 (12:13) (Shotgun) J.Forsett right end pushed ob at CHI 19 for 1 yard (H.Hillenmeyer).
3rd and 9 at SEA 26 (7:41) (Shotgun) S.Wallace sacked at SEA 19 for -7 yards (L.Briggs).
3rd and 13 at CHI 26 (:27) J.Jones right tackle to CHI 25 for 1 yard (M.Anderson).
3rd and 5 at CHI 16 (8:17) (Shotgun) S.Wallace pass incomplete short right to D.Branch.
3rd and 11 at CHI 46 (2:23) (Shotgun) S.Wallace pass short middle to T.Houshmandzadeh to CHI 33 for 13 yards (N.Roach).
3rd and 10 at CHI 21 (14:56) (Shotgun) S.Wallace pass incomplete short right to N.Burleson (K.Payne).
3rd and 1 at SEA 27 (11:35) D.Branch left end to SEA 19 for -8 yards (N.Roach).
3rd and 1 at CHI 30 (7:02) J.Jones left tackle to CHI 28 for 2 yards (D.Manning).
3rd and 10 at CHI 28 (5:24) (Shotgun) S.Wallace pass incomplete deep left to T.Houshmandzadeh (A.Afalava).
3rd and 2 at SEA 28 (1:25) (No Huddle) J.Jones right guard pushed ob at SEA 48 for 20 yards (K.Payne).
3rd and 1 at CHI 43 (1:12) J.Jones right tackle to CHI 43 for no gain (A.Adams).
3rd and 2 at CHI 29 (:33) S.Wallace pass incomplete short left to J.Carlson (A.Afalava).