I've spent much of this evening trying to figure out which of Sunday's two huge results, Arsenal's win at the Etihad and the Seahawks' record comeback against Green Bay, was more unbelievable.
On the one hand, we have Arsenal, who simply don't get results against other top teams. It had been over three years since they won away from home against any of Chelsea, Man City, or Man United. And yet here they were, cool, calm, collected, organized, disciplined, reasonable, at times even dominant against a distinctly hapless and Yaya-less Manchester City. On the road! Even the Frank Lampard magic potion wasn't having any effect.
On the other hand, we have the Seahawks, who completed a miraculous comeback in the dying moments after spending much of the game playing their worst football in recent memory at just about the worst time. It was 16-0 in favor of visiting Green Bay at the half. It felt like 61-0. It was 19-7 with just a few minutes left. It felt like game over. It felt crushing. The Seahawks simply don't lose at home. Especially not in the playoffs. They also simply don't find themselves behind by this much normally. But then!
Here's a chart to visualize the madness:
The win probability chart for the Seahawks’ comeback is amazing (via @Neil_Paine) http://t.co/sGpaNRlvRe pic.twitter.com/T7UKz1rPWW— SB Nation (@SBNation) January 18, 2015
For the added bonus of reminding of the emotions of Barcelona v. Chelsea -- a parallel* brought up by Graham in fact -- I think I'll have to go with the Seahawks. But thanks, Arsenal! We'll do you proud.
* Ramires goal = onside kick; Torres goal = Kearse TD; Jon Ryan touchdown throw = Jose Bosingwa center back; CL semifinals = Super Bowl semifinals; Messi PK = 2-point conversion; etc
FOOTBALL (all times GMT):
12.00: U18 Premier League: WBA U18 vs. Chelsea U18 (hey, that's us)
16.00: ACN, Group C: Ghana vs. Senegal
19.00: ACN, Group C: South Africa vs. Algeria
20.00: Premier League: Everton vs. West Bromwich Albion