ATLANTA (AP) — Russell Wilson did everything he could to deliver the Seattle Seahawks another comeback win in the playoffs.
Wilson led the Seahawks to three fourth-quarter touchdowns only to see Atlanta’s Matt Bryant kick a 49-yard field goal with 8 seconds remaining to give the Falcons a 30-28 NFC divisional playoff win over Seattle on Sunday.
The Falcons led 27-7 at the start of the final quarter before Wilson, the Seahawks’ rookie quarterback, began Seattle’s comeback. Wilson had a 1-yard touchdown run, passed to tight end Zach Miller for a 2-yard score and then led a go-ahead touchdown drive that was capped by Marshawn Lynch’s 2-yard run with only 31 seconds remaining.
But, that was enough time for Atlanta’s Matt Ryan to complete passes to Harry Douglas and Tony Gonzalez to set up Bryant’s game-winning kick.
Left with 8 seconds after a squib kickoff by Bryant, Wilson completed a short pass to Doug Baldwin to the Falcons 46. That left Wilson only 2 seconds for one final desperation toss. The game ended with Falcons receiver Julio Jones, playing deep in the prevent defense, intercepting Wilson’s pass in the end zone.
It was the only interception for Wilson, who completed 24 of 36 passes for 385 yards and two touchdowns. Wilson also had seven carries for 60 yards and a touchdown.