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Nail in the coffin? Percy Harvin opens second half with kickoff-return TD

Eric Edholm
Shutdown Corner

These Seattle Seahawks are pretty good out of the locker room.

After a first-play safety on defense to open the game, the Seahawks' Percy Harvin ran back the opening kickoff for a touchdown that made it a stunning 29-0 lead over the Denver Broncos.

Both plays occurred exactly 12 seconds after the start of the quarter.

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The kickoff was a pooch kick, and it bounced once, actually throwing off the Seahawks' blocking scheme a bit. But Harvin, who has now played in more postseason games (two) than regular-season contests because of injuries, used his speed, vision and quickness to run it back, making Broncos would-be-tacklers Nate Irving and Matt Prater whiff on his way to the end zone.

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