QB Wilson, Seahawks struggle on playoff stage

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Brady HendersonESPN

SEATTLE — Russell Wilson‘s 2020 season began with a record touchdown pace and talk of his first career MVP award. It ended abruptly with a thud and a question: What happened to the quarterback and the high-scoring Seattle Seahawks offense that couldn’t be stopped over the first two months?

The struggles for Wilson & Co. culminated Saturday as the Seahawks lost 30-20 in the wild-card round to the Los Angeles Rams at an empty Lumen Field, snapping what had been the third-longest home winning streak in NFL postseason history. The Seahawks hadn’t lost a home playoff game since the 2004 season and had won in all six tries under Pete Carroll before Saturday.

“I hate this feeling,” Wilson said postgame, still unshowered two hours after the final whistle.

Wilson threw for 174 yards, two touchdowns and an interception that was returned for a Rams score. His 40.7% completion rate on 11-of-27 passing was tied for the second-lowest of his career, while his 17.6 Total QBR was his worst in 16 career playoff games, according to ESPN Stats & Information research.

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