Minnesota Miracle: Notes, quotes & stats

SEAvsMIN Miss UniverseAfter the Seahawks pulled off their second miracle playoff win in their past three postseason games, here are some quotes, stats and other tidbits:

First, some words from Pete Carroll to his team.

NFL vets Fred Jackson and Ahtyba Rubin won their first playoff game.

Russell Wilson gave the game ball to the 34-year-old Jackson, who spent nine non-playoff seasons in Buffalo.

Richard Sherman on the looming divisional matchup against Carolina: ““It’s always a fun one when you play Carolina. It’s going to be a physical game. … Both teams are going to hit each other in the mouth and we’ll see who is standing in the end.’’

Marshawn Lynch’s status for next week is unknown.

Since 2010, the Seahawks are 5-2 when trailing by nine or more in playoff games. The rest of the NFL is 6-41, per ESPN Stats.

The Seahawks are the first road playoff team to win despite not scoring in the first three quarters. Going back to 1948, such teams had been 0-40.

The Seahawks became the 15th team — sixth road team — to rally from at least nine down after three quarters. They also did it vs. Green Bay in the NFC title game last season. The last team to do it was New England — in Super Bowl XLIX against the Seahawks.

Adrian Peterson, the NFL’s leading rusher, ran for just 63 yards on 31 carries (2.0 average) in two games against the Seahawks this season. The Seattle defense has not allowed a 100-yard rusher in 27 games.

Doug Baldwin’s TD catch was his fourth postseason score, tying teammate Jermaine Kearse, Hall of Famer Steve Largent and Super Bowl XL goat Jerramy Stevens for most in Seattle history.

Michael Bennett was the best player on the field, but Cliff Avril played very well, too. His sack vaulted him into first place in franchise history for postseason sacks.

Former Viking and Seahawk Nate Burleson had encouraging words for Blair Walsh and harsh words for the terrorists threatening him.

 

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