Seattle wins their 9th straight home playoff game as they throttled the Lions 26-6, with some spectacular all around performances on both sides of the football.
Seattle is always a huge threat in the playoffs, but even more so when their best offensive players are at the top of their game. Thomas Rawls went off and set a Seahawks playoff game record with 27 carries for 161 yards and a touchdown. His constant threat kept the defense guessing as Russel Wilson was able to complete 23 of 30 passes for 224 yard and 2 touchdowns and Paul Richardson and Doug Baldwin turned in magnificent performances as well. Richardson caught 3 passes for 48 yards and 1 touchdown and Baldwin caught 11 of 12 targets for 104 yards and a touchdown.
The world was waiting to see another comeback story from Matt Stafford and the Lions, but it never happened as they failed to reach the end zone. Seattle’s defense was on lockdown and looked impressive without star safety Earl Thomas.
Seattle has to feel pretty good going into next Saturday’s matchup against Matt Ryan and the high powered Falcon’s offense. Their game plan will be simple as they have to try their best to keep Matt Ryan’s possession time to a minimum and look for their reliable receivers and breakout running back to make plays as they did in this game.
Playoff experience got the best of the Lions this time as they still have a lot to learn before they can come into a tough building and win a playoff game against the Seattle Seahawks. Pete Carrol knows how to round up his guys around this time of year and they are always a threat to make a super bowl run.