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Seahawks give up a first-half touchdown on kickerless field goal debacle

Steven Hauschka learns about being in the wrong place at the wrong time. Steven Hauschka learns about being in the wrong place at the wrong time. (Scott Eklund/AP)

There are those who believe that kickers aren't important, but you'd have a tough  time convincing Seattle Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll of that right now. With 2:46 left in the second quarter of Seattle's game against the Tennessee Titans, Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch took the ball in from the Tennessee 1-yard line for a touchdown, and kicker Steven Hauschka's extra point put the Seahawks up, 7-3. However, on the ensuing kickoff, Hauschka was absolutely trucked by returner Darius Reynaud, and examined for a possible concussion. (GIF below via Bleacher Report.)

Seattle forced a punt on the next Titans drive, and took the ball down to the Tennessee 4-yard line. Because Hauschka was still out of the picture, punter Jon Ryan had to attempt the field goal with a few seconds left in the first half, with reserve defensive back Chris Maragos holding. Ryan never got a chance, because Maragos bobbled the snap, and Titans cornerback  Jason McCourty returned the fumble 77 yards for a touchdown.  (GIF below also via Bleacher Report).

To his credit, Hauschka came back to kick a 31-yard field goal with 4:31 left in the third quarter to tie the game at 10-10. Who says kickers aren't tough guys?

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