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Seahawks Chalk Talk: Jake Heaps on what happened on Packers’ late 3rd-down conversions

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.

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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.

What happened on those two plays? And was punting to the Packers that late in the game the right decision? Former Seahawks quarterback and current Tom, Jake and Stacy co-host Jake Heaps answers those questions as he breaks down the playoff loss in his latest Chalk Talk video for 710Sports.com.

You can watch both plays that Heaps breaks down in this video of highlights from the game. They are shown back to back starting at the 11:06 mark in the video.

For more video breakdowns from the 2019 Seahawks season, click any of the links below.

Playoffs Week 2

Wyman: What needed to change on defense on Davante Adams’ 1st TD

Playoffs Week 1

Wyman: Defending Jadevon Clowney’s hit vs Eagles
Heaps: DK Metcalf’s breakout playoff game

Week 17

Wyman: What Seahawks lose with Mychal Kendricks’ injury
Heaps: Hawks WRs show reason for confidence in playoffs

Week 16

Wyman: Telling the story of Seattle’s defense this year

Week 15

Heaps: Tyler Lockett gets re-established in the offense
Wyman: LBs show their value in defending the pass

Week 14

Wyman: Breaking down Seahawks’ defensive struggles with the Rams
Heaps: Seahawks had 3 big missed opportunities on offense

Week 13

Heaps: How Hawks set up David Moore’s 60-yard TD
Wyman: What went wrong and right for Seahawks secondary vs Minnesota

Week 12

Wyman: Why Quandre Diggs is already important part of Seahawks’ defense

Bye week

Heaps: Why you should want Russell Wilson to win the MVP award

Week 10

Heaps: The keys to new WR Josh Gordon’s 2 critical catches
Wyman: A 3rd DL deserves credit for Reed strip sack, Clowney TD

Week 9

• Wyman: Are Seattle’s problems against the pass fixable?

Week 8

• Heaps: What was so impressive about DK Metcalf’s 2 TDs
• Wyman: How LB Mychal Kendricks made right read on INT

Week 7

• Heaps: How Lamar Jackson beat Seattle time and again on 3rd down
• Wyman: Why Ravens scored on Hawks with 4th down TD run

Week 6

• Heaps: Why Tyler Lockett is so valuable when Russell Wilson scrambles
• Wyman: Don’t point the finger on Hawks giving up 2 straight big plays

Week 5

• Wyman: Seahawks can get run game going with this technique
• Heaps: Why DK Metcalf and Will Dissly are feasting in Seattle’s offense
• Wyman: 4 plays the Hawks won by inches to defeat the Rams

Week 4

• Heaps: What Hawks did vs Cards that could lead to more success

Week 3

• Wyman: Linebacker K.J. Wright is ‘having his best year’
• Heaps: Why Will Dissly has emerged as valuable offensive weapon

Week 2

• Wyman: Russell Wilson’s historic game and perfect pass to Metcalf
• Heaps: How Russell Wilson read Steelers’ defense so well in 28-26 win

Week 1

• Heaps: How Tyler Lockett got so open for go-ahead TD
• Wyman: Hawks already trying new things with Jadeveon Clowney

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