The BIGGEST upset of the tournament so far!! The 15th seeded team in the NFC, the Lions, tops the 4th seeded team, the Seahawks, by one point . . . on a missed extra point! And, because this was Seattle’s second loss, they are booted from the playoffs!
Ironically, Seattle was never behind in this game until halfway through the final period. Down 22-16, and starting from their own 8 yard line, Lions’ quarterback, Matthew Stafford, marched his troops the length of the field, only to see Kenny Golladay cough up the ball to the Seahawks on Seattle’s 7 yard line. On the very next play, however, Russell Wilson took off on an 8-yard scramble, but he, too, fumbled the ball away to Rashaan Melvin. Three plays later Kerryon Johnson scored from 2-yards out to tie up the game.
Then the veteran kicker, Matt Prater, nailed the extra point to give the Lions a one-point lead. Seattle got the ball back but ended up punting it back to Detroit with about four minutes to play . . . but Johnson, carried the ball 9 times for 38 yards on the game’s final drive, eating up the clock and securing the upset victory for the Lions!