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First Half Ends With Seahawks On The Bengals One-Yard Line And No Points: Bengals Lead 17-3

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CLEVELAND, OH - OCTOBER 23:  Head coach Pete Carroll of the Seattle Seahawks claps prior to their game against the Cleveland Browns at Cleveland Browns Stadium on October 23, 2011 in Cleveland, Ohio.  (Photo by Matt Sullivan/Getty Images)
CLEVELAND, OH - OCTOBER 23: Head coach Pete Carroll of the Seattle Seahawks claps prior to their game against the Cleveland Browns at Cleveland Browns Stadium on October 23, 2011 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Matt Sullivan/Getty Images)
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With 1:44 remaining in the first half, the Seattle Seahawks moved the football with an expiring clock and a Bengals defense that appeared to play a softer zone coverage, allowing mostly anything underneath but negating the deep pass. Even Ben Obomanu's 32-yard reception was mostly a short pass that was largely picked up after the reception. Eventually the Seahawks were left with 14 seconds remaining, no time outs on fourth and two from the Bengals three-yard line.

Rather than kicking the field goal to reduce their deficit to 11 points, Pete Carroll decides to go for it. Out of shotgun, Tarvaris Jackson hands off to Marshawn Lynch, who dives beyond the first down marker and tries to reach the end zone. He didn't make it.

With no way to stop the clock as it expires, the first half ends without the Seahawks picking up any points in a very unusual call as we head into half time. Unusual in that I'm kind of glad he made that call.