Lions vs. Seahawks: Score and Twitter Reaction from 2017 NFL Playoffs


The Detroit Lions will have to wait another year to capture their first playoff win since 1991.

Although their defense did a commendable job of containing the Seattle Seahawks for three quarters, the offense couldn’t string together sustained drives as the NFC West champions captured a 26-6 Wild Card Round win at CenturyLink Field on Saturday night to book a spot in the divisional round.

The Seahawks have won 10 straight postseason home games, while the Lions have recorded losses in nine straight playoff tilts dating back to 1991.

Saturday’s low-scoring affair was defined by physicality up front, and Thomas Rawls set the tone for the Seahawks on a day when he rushed 27 times for a franchise-postseason-record 161 yards, including an impressive 32-yard scamper in the third quarter, as NFL Network shared:

FACT: @TRawls810 is evasive. #DETvsSEA #NFLPlayoffs

— NFL Network (@nflnetwork) January 8, 2017

Seattle’s running back picked up chunks of yards early and often against an overwhelmed Detroit defensive front. Rawls did his best Beast Mode impression, rolling to 107 hard-fought yards by halftime.

He almost single-handedly set up Seattle’s offense for its first score of the game midway through the second quarter.

Facing 4th-and-goal from the 2-yard line, the …

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