The Detroit Lions’ season came to a disappointing end on Saturday as they lost to the Seattle Seahawks 26-6 in the NFC Wildcard round.
The Detroit Lions‘ 25-year run without a playoff win will continue after they lost to the Seattle Seahawks 26-6 on Saturday in the NFC Wildcard round.
After the teams traded punts for the entire first quarter, the Lions failed to convert on a fourth and one at the Seattle 38-yard line, and the Seahawks made the most of the short field by marching 60 yards on 14 plays, Paul Richardson making an outstanding catch in the endzone on fourth and goal to give the Seahawks the first lead of the game.
On their next possession, the Seahawks padded their lead with a 43-yard field goal from Steven Hauschka immediately following the two-minute warning. The Lions launched a drive late in the half, Matt Prater hitting a 51-yard field goal to trim the lead back down to 10-3 at halftime.
After Seattle punted on their first possession of the second half, the Lions drove from deep in their own territory to set up a 53-yard field goal by Prater to cut the deficit to 10-6. Seattle responded with a drive of their own, but a pass breakup from Glover Quin in the endzone on third down brought the drive to a halt and the Seahawks settled for a 27-yard field goal to bump the lead back up to 13-6 early in the fourth quarter.
After another Detroit punt, however, Seattle marched the length of the field, 82 yards in eight plays, capped off by a four-yard run by Thomas Rawls to put Seattle ahead 19-6 after the extra point was missed. On their next drive, the Seahawks drove 84 yards on 11 plays, scoring on a 13-yard pass from Russell Wilson to Doug Baldwin to put away a 26-6 win which ended the Lions’ season.