Things became a lot more hard for the Seahawks because two teams were breathing down their neck for the fifth seed in the NFC.
The Seahawks (8-6) suffered their own disappointing defeat last week, this one a 26-23 loss to the San Francisco 49ers. Baldwin's bobbling one-hander figures be part of highlight reels for years to come. He had a great performance in Seattle, rushing the ball for over 100 yards and also catching a touchdown pass in the first quarter. As his team steers towards the playoffs, his versatility as a converted safety could lead to plenty of snaps for him in passing situations, especially against opponents with quality tight ends.
"I don't know that we've played any more complete than we did in a game when we needed it, against such a good team", Seahawks coach Pete Carroll said. It's your ticket to everything sports in Kansas City. and beyond, and helps us produce sports coverage like this. The Chiefs went with Eric Berry and Daniel Sorensen, who began training camp as starters but had injuries disrupt their seasons.
The Chiefs (11-4) and Chargers (11-4) already are in the postseason from the West. Chiefs players and fans were sleepless afterwards as the team had beaten the Chargers a franchise record nine straight times. The Seahawks want to dominate time of possession and be the more physical team and the Chiefs' defense is perhaps the least physical unit I've ever seen in my life.
"Chris Carson is one of the best backs the league has to offer", Seahawks left tackle Duane Brown said.
Wilson responded with an 8-play, 80-yard scoring drive. Running back Doug Martin rushed 21 times for 107 yards and 1 touchdown.
Sebastian Janikowski's kick, though, clanged off the right upright.
The Seahawks' defensive task seemed daunting enough when the week began, trying to somehow contain Kansas City quarterback Patrick Mahomes - whose 45 touchdown passes were 11 more than any other QB in the National Football League after 14 games.
That put Kansas City ahead 10-7 with 11:21 to play in the second quarter.
The Saints, locked in at No. 1 in the NFC, are the only team of the eight that have qualified that knows its playoff seeding.
It does not get any bigger than this! He followed with a 45-yard strike to Tyler Lockett, and Baldwin added a one-handed catch for 29 yards to the Chiefs 1.
The Chiefs challenged that the pass had been tipped, but the original call stood.
Carroll will always be an icon in Seattle for bringing the Seahawks their first Super Bowl championship.
That's where the half ended, with each team ruing a blown chance. We didn't get to have Rashaad (Penny) last night; he and Mike (Davis) are pounding away.
"We've been in every game that we've lost", Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes said, "but we have to find ways to win".