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Week 1 vs. TB
Passing: 17 - 24, 222 yards, 1 TD, 0 INT
Rushing: 2 / 7 / 0
Hasselbeck was steady in leading his club against the Buccaneers, completing 17 of 24 passes for 222 yards, including a 34 yard fourth quarter touchdown pass to RB Maurice Morris that helped seal the deal for Seattle. Hasselbeck completed passes to seven different receivers for the game.
Week 2 vs. ARI
Passing: 22 - 36, 281 yards, 1 TD, 0 INT
Rushing: 2 / 6 / 0
Hasselbeck showed outstanding patience and incredible poise in the first half of this game, as very little went well. His top receiver, Deion Branch, was in blanket coverage; the running game was going nowhere. Down by 17 and nearing half time, Hasselbeck found WR Nate Burleson with a quick strike inside the ten yard line that Burleson trucked into the end zone. As evidenced by Hasselbeck's total of 281 yards passing, things improved in the second half. They found a way to get the ball to Branch, and the running game found its legs, allowing a little more freedom in the air. Typically, he spread the ball around (to nine different players), but also showed strong chemistry with Branch in the second half. On the down side, he and Shaun Alexander also teamed up to botch a handoff late in the game. Gerald Hayes broke through before Hasselbeck was able to hand off the ball, resulting not only in a lost fumble, but on the ensuing drive the Cardinals kicked the game winning field goal.
Week 3 vs. CIN
Passing: 24 - 37, 248 yards, 3 TD, 2 INT
Rushing: 3 / -1 / 0
To say Matt Hasselbeck was on his game may be an understatement. From the first snap to the end of the game, he carried the team, throwing precision passes at will, and compensating for a ground game that didn't show up until late in the fourth quarter. The two interceptions were not his fault, and he was throwing into heavy coverage all day long, since the aforementioned rushing attack was no threat. Hasselbeck was simply outstanding.
Week 4 vs. SF
Passing: 23 - 31, 281 yards, 2 TD, 1 INT
Rushing: 3 / -3 / 0
Hasselbeck led an efficient game, utilizing all of his resources and finishing with a passer rating of 88.2 with an average gain over nine yards per passing attempt. Hasselbeck's interception came on a sideline route where Nate Clements was blanketing his receiver and Matt made a poor decision.
Week 5 vs. PIT
Passing: 13 - 27, 116 yards, 0 TD, 1 INT
Hasselbeck had trouble finding his receivers. The Pittsburgh coverage was very good, so he had to be perfect to beat them, and he wasn't. The interception came on one of many throws into tight coverage --- but in this case it was in the end zone, with seven seconds left in the half. At this point, the Steelers were only up 7-0, so it was a definite turning point. Hasselbeck did throw deep on a few occasions, usually almost connecting, but in each case, an incomplete pass was the result. His frustration was evident on some throws, in which he threw directly into coverage, trying to make something - anything --- happen. Not one bounce went his way. Losing his top receiver in the first half didn't help any.
Week 6 vs. NO
Passing: 26 - 43, 362 yards, 2 TD, 1 INT
Rushing: 2 / 13 / 0
Hasselbeck played very well, and nearly had a flawless game before throwing up a jump ball in the fourth quarter that was intercepted and essentially sealed the game for the Saints. He preferred his three wide receivers in the passing game, throwing double digit targets to Nate Burleson, Bobby Engram, and Ben Obomanu. Hasselbeck threw two scores, one to Obomanu and one to Burleson. His 362 yards was a season high.
Week 7 vs. STL
Passing: 18 - 35, 195 yards, 2 TD, 1 INT
Hasselbeck was back to his very efficient self. He threw a lot in the first half (25 attempts) and much less in the second (ten attempts) as the Seahawks were protecting a reasonably safe lead. In the first half alone he targeted eight receivers, keeping the Rams off balance. With the absence of top wideout Deion Branch, Bobby Engram became his favourite target. Both touchdown throws were not only to the same player, but were a result of running the exact same play. One worry: He was hit hard in the second quarter, and though he kept playing, showed some discomfort in his ribcage area.
Week 9 vs. CLE
Passing: 30 - 47, 318 yards, 2 TD, 1 INT
Rushing: 4 / 17 / 0
Hasselbeck completed 64% of his passes for an average gain of 6.8 yards per attempt on the afternoon, however the play which will likely stick most in his mind is an overtime scramble in which he was initially rewarded with the first down only to be overturned. The Seahawks were stopped on fourth down on the next play, setting up optimum field position for the Browns to claim the overtime victory. Hasselbeck consistently looked to Bobby Engram in this game, but also showed confidence in D.J. Hackett in his return. Without the aid of a strong running game against the Browns, Hasselbeck was unable to hang onto the early lead which the Seahawks had built.
Week 10 vs. SF
Passing: 27 - 40, 278 yards, 2 TD, 1 INT
Rushing: 6 / 16 / 0
On Seattle's first series of the game, Hasselbeck came out firing, completing eight of 11 passes for 69 yards and capping the drive with a one yard scoring throw to TE Will Heller. He finished the first half completing 18 of 27 passes for 200 yards and the one touchdown. In addition to his stellar passing numbers, Hasselbeck also rushed for 13 yards on two rushes through the first two quarters.
Though he would only throw for 78 yards in the second half, Hasselbeck did toss his second touchdown pass early on in the fourth quarter to WR D.J. Hackett. On the play, Hasselbeck's pass sailed just out of the reach of two San Francisco defenders before landing in the hands of his wide receiver. He did throw his only interception of the game in the third quarter, when an errant pass to WR Bobby Engram was intercepted by CB Nate Clements.
Week 11 vs. CHI
Passing: 30 - 44, 337 yards, 2 TD, 0 INT
Rushing: 3 / 5 / 0
Hasselbeck was awesome, going 30 for 44 for 337 yards and a pair of touchdowns. He could have padded those stats in the fourth quarter, but with even the slimmest lead, Holmgren's play calling is quite conservative. He also threw a sure TD pass to D. J. Hackett with seconds remaining in the first half, but the pass was dropped as he went down in the end zone. He spread the ball around the entire game, forcing the Bears to cover the whole field.
Week 12 vs. STL
Passing: 21 - 38, 249 yards, 1 TD, 1 INT
Rushing: 2 / 3 / 0
Hasselbeck had a rough day. The Seahawks first four plays from scrimmage: two sacks, an incomplete pass, and a safety. That sums up the direction his first half went; in the second, he was pressured just as much and was sacked twice, but finally found his wide receivers and put some points on the board. His patience and poise won the day as he took what the Rams gave him. His longest pass play of the half was 22 yards, but he completed enough of them to give the Seahawks the lead late in the game. He hooked up with Deion Branch a lot, and especially late in the game after Hackett aggravated his ankle.
Week 13 vs. PHI
Passing: 19 - 34, 187 yards, 2 TD, 1 INT
Rushing: 2 / -1 / 0
Hasselbeck did not have a great game statistically, but he was able to make plays and find the open receiver. He led the Seahawks on scoring drives on two of their first three possessions, with both possessions starting in the red zone. After missing on his first two attempts, he completed ten of his next 12 to close the first half, with one of the incompletions on a pass that was bobbled and dropped by Leonard Weaver. He connected on two scoring passes, one of which came on play in which he hit a wide open Nate Burleson on the 30 yard line and Burleson took it the rest of way in. Hasselbeck was victimized by dropped passes and turnovers in the second half. On the first series of the half he hit the receiver, but the ball was immediately fumbled and lost. Later, he threw an interception on a deep ball to Deion Branch in which the defensive player made an excellent play to gain position for the interception. He also threw three other passes that could have been interceptions, but the defensive player dropped the ball.
Week 14 vs. ARI
Passing: 22 - 33, 272 yards, 4 TD, 0 INT
Rushing: 4 / 3 / 0
Hasselbeck started the game hot hitting 13 of his first 15 throws and had 203 yards and three touchdowns at halftime. The offense scored on its first four possessions and five of six first half possessions. Hasselbeck hit seven different receivers and threw the ball with great accuracy. He was in control of the offense from the onset and played a mistake free game.
Week 15 vs. CAR
Passing: 27 - 41, 274 yards, 1 TD, 0 INT
Rushing: 2 / 11 / 0
Statistically, Hasselbeck had an ok game completing 27 of 41 passes for 274 yards and a touchdown. Unfortunately for Seattle, the play of the game was when Hasselbeck was sacked and fumbled in the fourth quarter. Three plays later, Carolina scored on a 35 yard run to put the game out of reach. It took until the fourth quarter before he was able to drive Seattle for a score. His touchdown to Deion Branch came at the end of the game with just a few seconds left on the clock and Seattle down by ten points. The pass should have at least been knocked down and probably intercepted. It bounced off the defender's hands and Branch was able to come down with the touchdown.
Week 16 vs. BAL
Passing: 18 - 27, 199 yards, 2 TD, 2 INT
Rushing: 3 / 12 / 0
Hasselbeck had an up and down game, but benefited from a pass heavy game plan that earned the Seahawks the lead and an easy victory. He threw two touchdown passes as well as two interceptions in the Seahawks' explosive second quarter. Hasselbeck hit Nate Burleson for the first and Shaun Alexander for the second. Once the score was decidedly in Seattle's favor, the Seahawks changed their game plan to one of primarily running the ball and eating up clock. Hasselbeck attempted 21 passes in the first half compared to six in the second.
Week 17 vs. ATL
Passing: 15 - 25, 147 yards, 1 TD, 0 INT
Rushing: 1 / 9 / 0
Hasselbeck was efficient but also gave up a costly fumble. He was under pressure often and was lucky to get the ball off at all when he hit a streaking Bobby Engram at the goal line for his only TD of the day. He spread the ball around pretty evenly, but TE Marcus Pollard was his go to guy on third downs. Hasselbeck sat out the second half.
Week 18 vs. WAS
Passing: 20 - 32, 229 yards, 1 TD, 2 INT
Rushing: 1 / 1 / 0
Matt Hasselbeck completed 20 of 32 passes for 229 yards with one touchdown, and two interceptions. Hasselbeck had sufficient time to run the offense that started in a three receiver set, however seemed to be under the microscope for some inaccuracy issues, and questionable decisions on third and longs where he dumped the ball off. He threw an interception in the second quarter where Redskins safety LaRon Landry jumped a D.J. Hackett route in man coverage. Later in the fourth quarter, Hasselbeck again found the wrong team, as Landry picked him on a ball that sailed over Bobby Engram's head for an easy pick. He would later make up for that, in finding Hackett for a 20 yard touchdown to put the Seahawks up for good. Hasselbeck fumbled the ball once, but it was recovered by Seattle. He ran once for one yard, on a play where he took a huge hit to the thigh that had him eventually flipping through the air. He stayed in the game.
Week 19 vs. GB
Passing: 19 - 33, 194 yards, 1 TD, 0 INT
Rushing: 2 / -1 / 0
Matt Hasselbeck completed 19 of 33 passes for 194 yards, and one touchdown with no turnovers. Considering the weather conditions got out of hand, and the Seahawks running game provided little support, this was a good effort by Hasselbeck. His receivers did not do him any favors, most notably Bobby Engram and Marcus Pollard who each had two drops. One of Pollard's would have been an easy touchdown, and the Seahawks had to eventually settle for a fieldgoal on the drive.