The 12thManCave was in full operation this past Sunday for the road game against the Houston Texans. We knew it was going to be a tough challenge to go into Reliant Stadium and get a win. It was a 10:00 am west coast kickoff, so that meant mimosas were on the menu for the morning.
By halftime, we were down 20-3 and two bottles of champagne. A comeback was looking unlikely, but I knew this team’s power of belief in themselves would not allow them to roll over and give up. And that is exactly what happened, they battled and mounted their comeback, one play at a time.
Since the game was in Houston, the 12thManCave went with a “Tex-Mex” themed menu which included chicken enchiladas and BBQ’d beef ribs, but nobody was eating. The nerves were bound tight as each minute ticked off the game clock. The Cave erupted after the Sherman pick six interception thrown by Matt Schaub which tied the game late in the 4th quarter.
Houston got the ball back with a few minutes left and had an opportunity to win the game with a field goal. My mind flashed back to the Atlanta Falcons playoff game last year, but this time it was different. Our defense held and was able to force the game into overtime.
The stage was set for kicker Steven Hauschka (#4) to kick a 45 yard game winning field goal in overtime for an improbable comeback, making Seahawks franchise history for the best start to a season ever. Below is a time lapsed video of the kick from the perspective of the 12thManCave:
Check out this celebration of 12’s from the SoCalSeahawksFans at the Back Stage Bar and Grill in Culver City, California:
How did you celebrate 12’s?