Marshawn Lynch converted a first down on a fourth-and-2 draw, but he was tackled short of the goal line. Seattle couldn't stop the clock, time expired, and the team went to the locker room down 17-3 with nothing to show for a promising drive.
After the game, Carroll gave an unusual explanation for his actions.
"We learned about what happens when a coach gets hormonal and tries to freakin' jam it down their throat for the touchdown there right at the half," Carroll said, according to The News Tribune. "That was a mistake. It would have been a good call if we made it. But we didn't."
We haven't formally researched this, but we're going out on a limb and guaranteeing this is the first case of an NFL coach blaming hormones for his decision-making process.
"It's a bit little tough, because I have an attitude and a personality about how I want to do it," Carroll said. "But as we're developing as a team, we're not quite capable to take advantage of that yet. I have a lot of times where I've been in that situation, and it's worked out. And it hasn't a couple times here. And I don't mind the scrutiny. It is what it is. I'm not worried about it."
Just ... take ... the ... points.