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Seahawks hurt themselves by playing safe in loss to Falcons

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By TIM BOOTH
AP Sports Writer

SEATTLE (AP) — In the aftermath of a narrow loss, another debatable decision from Seattle Seahawks coach Pete Carroll quickly became a focal point. Seattle played it safe by choosing to kick a field goal on fourth down late in the third quarter. And the Seahawks likely paid the price for that decision in their 27-23 loss to the Atlanta Falcons. There were several other opportunities for the Seahawks to find chances to score. But Carroll’s decision to kick a field goal while tied at 20-20 late in the third quarter and facing fourth-and-2 inside the Atlanta 10 immediately became a debatable point for the Seahawks.

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