Jimmy Graham made the clinching catch in Green Bay's win over the Seahawks. (Getty)
After 12 combined wins by the Seattle Seahawks, their season came down to a pair of third-down plays in last Sunday’s playoff game against the Green Bay Packers. The defense couldn’t get stops, and Seattle was knocked from the postseason with a 28-23 defeat.
The Seahawks’ offense scored three touchdowns in the second half against Green Bay to cut a three-score deficit all the way down to a five-point disadvantage. But with about three minutes to go, Seattle faced fourth-and-11 and decided to punt the ball away in the hopes that with three timeouts to its credit, the defense could make a stop and get the Packers to punt the ball back to the Seahawks with enough time left on the clock to potentially come up with a game-winning score.
Seattle never got the ball back, however.
The Packers twice faced third down on that final series, and they twice converted – although the last completion by Green Bay quarterback Aaron Rodgers to former Seahawks tight end Jimmy Graham was contested, to say the least.