Film Review: Examining 8 key plays from Lions’ gut-wrenching loss to Seattle

DET at SEA - Johnson's fumble at GL

This article was published by the Detroit Free Press.

Most games in the NFL are decided by a handful of plays. Sometimes one play – or six inches as it was in the Detroit Lions’ 13-10 loss to the Seattle Seahawks – is the difference between winning and losing. Continue reading

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NFC Championship Game All-22: Examining Morgan Burnett’s slide

Green Bay Packers' Morgan Burnett (42) slides after intercepting a pass during the second half of the NFL football NFC Championship game against the Seattle Seahawks Sunday, Jan. 18, 2015, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

Green Bay Packers’ Morgan Burnett (42) slides after intercepting a pass during the second half of the NFL football NFC Championship game against the Seattle Seahawks Sunday, Jan. 18, 2015, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

The Green Bay Packers epic collapse in Seattle on Sunday afternoon has been analyzed and discussed all over the country. There are a number of reasons they lost. Seattle made key plays down the stretch, while the Packers were seemingly glad to help. People have rightfully criticized Packers coach Mike McCarthy for being too conservative throughout the entire game, including settling for two field goals inside the two-yard line in the first quarter.

There are three specific fourth quarter plays that aided the Seahawks comeback, all within the final 5:13 with the Packers holding a 19-7 lead.  Continue reading