NFL Wild Card - Seahawks vs Lions - Madden Simulation

The Detroit Lions enter the NFL Playoffs on a 3 game losing streak, to three playoff teams.  Now they have to travel to Seattle to play the Seahawks.  They averaged less than 18 points per game during this streak, while allowing the Giants, Cowboys and Packers to average 30.  They have a tough task ahead of them on Saturday.

Matthew Stafford started the game 7/10 for 55 yards during a long opening drive that ended with a 27 yard field goal by Matt PraterEric Ebron led the attack catches 3 passes for 24 yards.

Russell Wilson and the Seahawks would do the complete opposite on their opening drive, with a quick three and out - 3 pass attempts. 

After a boring first quarter, the Lions led 3-0.

Zach Zenner broke off a 17 yard run to set up Detroit 1st and goal at the Seahawks 5 early in the 2nd, but Seattle's defense came up big and Prater missed a 24 yard field goal off the right upright from the right hash!

With the Seahawks struggling on offense, Wilson scrambled for 15 yards before hooking up with Doug Baldwin for 21 yards.  Later in the drive, he found Jimmy Graham inside the Lions 10, who fumbles and the ball was recovered by the Lions.  However, the play was automatically reviewed and oveturned as Graham was clearly down before losing possession. Hawks ball on the 9.

Haloti Ngata came up with a huge sack for an 11 yard loss on first down, forcing a 2nd and Goal from the 20 yard line.  Next play, Wilson throws an interception - Tahir Whitehead with the pick.

First play after the turnover, Detroit call a play action pass and Stafford throws a deep ball down the sideline to Marvin Jones, but Richard Sherman was there for the interception. 

On the ensuing drive, Wilson found Jermaine Kearse on a big play, for 33 yards, across the middle.

The final play before the 2 minute warning was a 1st down rush by Thomas Rawls, setting up Seattle on Detroit's 17 yard line.  Next play, Wilson found Graham for touchdown, who beat Kerry Hyder Jr in coverage.

Running the 2 minute offense, Stafford led the Lions down the field to setup a 40 yard field goal and this time Prater nails it.

Lions trail 7-6 going into the half.

Cliff Avril finally got to Stafford and recorded a sack on a crucial 2nd down at midfield, setting up 3rd & 17.  Detroit has still yet to score a TD in this one, midway through the 3rd quarter.

Rawls busted one up the middle for 25 yards, but later in the drive Nevin Lawson sacked Wilson on third down to force a Seahawks punt.

Prater was back on the field early in the 4th quarter to attempt his 4th field goal of the game, this time from 50 yards and to give the Lions the lead.  Once again his hit a pole! This time it was dead center, but didn't have the distance, hitting the crossbar!

A'Shawn Robinson recorded the Lions second sack of the game, but Wilson found Graham for a first down on the following play, leading to a Steven Hauschka 55 yard attempt, that he missed wide right!  The Lions take over at their own 45, trailing 7-6, halfway through the final quarter of play.

Ebron's 15 yard catch set up Detroit 1st goal from Seattle's 10 yard line.  Stafford was hit by Avril while scrambling on 3rd down, strip sack!  Neiko Thorpe recovered it and returned it 82 yards for a defensive TD.  Seahawks lead is now 14-6 with 2 and a half minutes remaining.

On 2nd and 10, Michael Bennett beat Riley Reiff and got to Stafford for the sack, forcing a 3rd and 23.  The Lions used their first timeout.  Needing a big play, Stafford targeted Ebron, but was picked off by Jeremy Lane.

After running the clock and forcing the Lions to use their timeouts, Hauschka's 48 yarder sealed the deal for Seattle, giving them an 11 point lead with 1 minute left.

On the final play, Stafford threw a hail mary that turned into his 3rd INT and 4th turnover of the game.  This time it was Steven Terrell with the pick.

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STATS

Russell Wilson
  • 9/16 117 yards 1 touchdown 1 interception
Matthew Stafford
  • 35/50 288 yards 0 touchdowns 3 interceptions 1 fumble lost
Zach Zenner
  • 15 attempts for 75 yards
Thomas Rawls
  • 12 attempts for 66 yards
Eric Ebron
  • 10 receptions for 88 yards
Marvin Jones
  • 8 receptions for 69 yards
Anquan Boldin
  • 6 receptions for 63 yards
Golden Tate
  • 5 receptions for 44 yards
Jimmy Graham
  • 3 receptions for 46 yards and a touchdown
Doug Baldwin
  • 2 receptions for 20 yards
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