Emotional loss for Peterson
SEATTLE Julian Peterson knew he would be in for an emotional game on Sunday. After all he played the last three seasons for the Seahawks. It was his first trip back since the veteran linebacker was traded from Seattle to Detroit in March.
Peterson played a key role in the Lions early 17-0 lead. He stripped the ball out of the hands of fullback Justin Griffith and the ball bounced into the hands of Detroit safety Ko Simpson.
You know how my emotions are. I was feeling good. Im just disappointed because we didnt win. Thats the way the game goes sometimes, said Peterson who finished with four tackles.
Of course the Seahawks turned the momentum by jumping on Detroit mistakes and rode Matt Hasselbecks arm to a 32-20 win.
We didnt do a good job of closing the game out. That was the biggest thing, Peterson said. They made some plays and we couldnt make any more plays after that. That was the biggest thing.
Peterson was selected by coach Jim Schwartz to join captains Dominic Raiola and Larry Foote at midfield for the coin toss.
Overall Peterson was disappointed with just one thing in his return.
It was cool. It was good. I was happy, Peterson said. The only thing Im mad at is we didnt win, thats all.