Seahawks Are 7-Point Underdogs This Week

MIAMI (AP) - The Miami Dolphins scored one long touchdown on a

flea-flicker and another with a running-back-to-running-back


The Dolphins' sizable bag of tricks saved them on a day when

their offense sputtered, and they withstood a frantic rally by the

injury-riddled Seahawks to win 21-19 yesterday.

The loss drops the Seahawks' record to 2-7.

The Seahawks trailed for the final 53 minutes of the game but

nearly forced overtime. Koren Robinson caught a 3-yard touchdown

pass from Seneca Wallace with 2:57 left to make the score 21-19.

But on the 2-point conversion try, Seattle was pushed back to

the 8 because of a false start, and Yeremiah Bell batted away

Wallace's pass at the goal line.

Seattle recovered a fumble inside the Miami 30 on the next

series, but officials reviewed the play and ruled the ball was down

before it came loose. The Dolphins then punted, and Seattle

advanced to the Miami 49 before Wallace's pass glanced off the

hands of John Carlson on fourth-and-10 with 18 seconds left.


The Seahawks' next game is Sunday at home against the Arizona

Cardinals. Seattle hopes to have quarterback Matt Hasselbeck back.

He's missed five games because of a sore knee aggravated by a

bulging disc in his back.

(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press.  All Rights Reserved.)

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