by: COURTESY OF MICHAEL WORKMAN - Seattle Seahawks holder Jon Ryan (left) signals good to kicker Steven Hauschka after the winning, 27-yard field goal in overtime capped a huge comeback at home for the Hawks and blocker Kellen Davis (right).How many times have you heard that it's a numbers game?

The thing is, a lot of the numbers in sports tend to change.

Here are a few to look at Monday, but they won't stay the same:


The Seattle Seahawks have that record -- the best in the NFC and second only to Kansas City (9-0) in the NFL.

The Seahawks almost lost Sunday at home, though, to winless (0-8) Tampa Bay. Seattle had to rally from a 21-0 deficit, and won in overtime 27-24.

It was the largest deficit the Seattle franchise has ever overcome.

Steven Hauschka's 27-yard field goal decided things, after the Seattle defense had stopped the Bucs on the initial OT possession.

This week, the Seahawks will be at Atlanta (2-6), which fell 34-10 Sunday at Carolina.

The Seattle-Atlanta game kicks off at 10 a.m. PT Sunday (FOX).


That's where the Oregon Ducks are in the BCS standings this week.

Florida State leaped them after beating this week's No. 11 BCS team, Miami, 41-14 on Saturday.

Oregon, however, will play at Stanford at 6 p.m. Thursday (ESPN), and a win is expected to vault the Ducks back into the No. 2 spot -- and probably for good, if Oregon can remain undefeated through the Pac-12 championship game.

The top five in this week's BCS:

Alabama (8-0) .9797

FSU (8-0) .9525

Oregon (8-0) .9435

Ohio State (9-0) .8720

Stanford (7-1) .7930


That's the Los Angeles Galaxy's lead over Real Salt Lake in the MLS Western Conference playoffs going into the second leg of their semifinal series (6 p.m. Thursday, at RSL's Rio Trinto Stadium, ESPN2).

The winner will face the Portland-Seattle winner in the two-game, aggregate-goal West finals, Nov. 10 and 24.


That's the Trail Blazers' win streak as Portland (2-1) prepares to play host to Houston (3-0 going into a Monday night game at the 2-1 L.A. Clippers.

The Blazers-Rockets game is 7 p.m. Tuesday at Moda Center (CSNNW).

In the NBA Northwest Division, Minnesota is 3-0, the Blazers and Oklahoma City are 2-1, Denver is 0-2 and Utah is 0-3.

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