Another slow start dooms Seahawks in 28-23 Divisional Playoff loss to Packers

SEAHAWKS HAVE TO  BE READY TO PLAY FROM THE START

The Seattle Seahawks football season ended with a 28 to 23  Playoff Divisional loss to the Green Bay Packers  Sunday night at Lambeau Field. The game was typical of how most the Seahawks losses have gone this season.  A poor first half then a dominant second half to tie or go ahead in the game and fall just short at the end. Sunday’s loss to the Packers was no different.

PACKERS DOMINATE FIRST HALF

The Green Bay Packers took  21-3 halftime behind the pass and catch game off Aaron Rodgers and Devontae Adams. Adams caught 6 passes for 88 yards and one touchdown in the first half. The successful aerial attack of  Adams and Rodgers opened up the ground game for Packer running back Aaron Jones who had 12 carries for 46 yards and two touchdowns. The Packers were simply dominant in the first half with 201 offensive yards to the Seahawks  135. The Seahawks were a poultry 1-5  (20% ) on third downs compared to the  Packers who were 5 of 7 for a 71% average.

SEAHAWKS FIND RHYTHM IN SECOND HALF

The Seahawks went to their up-tempo mode and scored on the opening drive of the second half on a Marshawn Lynch one-yard run after going 69 yards on ten plays and narrowing the gap to 21-10. The Seahawk’s inability to shut down Adams resulted in a Packer touchdown on Green Bay’s next possession when Seahawks cornerback Tre Flowers lost track of Adams who scored on a 40-yard TD reception that left Flowers gasping for air. The Packers widened the gap to 28-10 A Russell Wilson to Tyler Lockett touchdown narrowed the gap to 28-17. A Marshawn Lynch one-yard run on the Seahawk’s next possession had the Seahawks within five at 28-23. The Seahawk’s two-point conversion failed and it was as close as the Seahawks would get.

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