Instant analysis: Seahawks season ends in Divisional Round vs. Packers

Joe Fann

GREEN BAY Wisc. -- The Seattle Seahawks season is over after a 28-23 loss to the Green Bay Packers in the Divisional Round of the NFL Playoffs.

Seattle had the ball, down five, late in the fourth quarter, but couldn't get anything going. Malik Turner had a huge drop and then Preston Smith sacked Russell Wilson on third down. Pete Carroll opted to punt on 4th-and-11 from his own 36-yard line instead of go for it.

Rodgers took care of the Seahawks from there. A 32-yard completion to Davante Adams on 3rd-and-8 put the game on ice for the Packers. Adams beat Ugo Amadi up the right seam.

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Here's what else you need to know about Seattle's season-ending loss.

1. Sluggish first half sinks Seattle

The Packers dominated the Seahawks in the first half, taking a 21-3 lead into the locker room. Green Bay had nearly three times as many first downs (15-6) as Seattle. The Packers also converted 5-7 third downs (Seattle was 1-5) and went 3-3 in the red zone.

The entire game script was much like the San Francisco game in Week 17. The difference in this one was Seattle couldn't keep Green Bay out of the end zone over the first two quarters.

2. More Wilson magic

Wilson did his best to bring the Seahawks back. The Seahawks offense marched up and down the field in the second half with three-straight touchdown drives. It was an act we've seen from Wilson on countless occasions.

He finished the game with 277 yards and one touchdown on 21/31 passing with a 106.5 rating. Tyler Lockett was tremendous in this one as well, catching nine passes for 136 yards and a touchdown. The entire second half felt like the scramble drill between those two.

One of the most baffling things about the Seahawks is their ability to flip a switch and become unstoppable offensively. It's hard to fathom why it can't happen sooner.

3. Davante Adams dominates the Seahawks

Adams' final catch was the nail in the coffin, but Seattle couldn't stop him at any point on Sunday night. Adams caught eight passes for 160 yards and two touchdowns. The yardage total was a Packers franchise playoff record.

He scored a touchdown on Green Bay's first offensive possession, burning Tre Flowers on a slant and go for a 20-yard score. Adams later scored a 40-yard touchdown in the second half. What was most impressive about Adams' night was his ability to get separation. Few, if any of his receptions were contested. He was wide open all night long.

Odds and ends:

- Phil Haynes ended the game at left guard after Jamarco Jones left with a concussion. They were Haynes' first-career offensive snaps.

- Quinton Jefferson (foot) left the game and did not return. He came out of Seattle's locker room on crutches.

- Marshawn Lynch continues to find the end zone. He scored twice against the Packers and now has four touchdowns in three games.

- Shaquem Griffin had his first-career sack in a huge spot. He stunted up the middle and came free at Rodgers for a third-down sack that gave the Seahawks the ball back in a one-score game late in the fourth quarter.

Instant analysis: Seahawks season ends in Divisional Round vs. Packers originally appeared on NBC Sports Northwest

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