Seattle Seahawks

Seahawks exit early in NFC Playoffs, lose in OT to Saints

2021 Season - NFC Playoffs   |   TrueFan Network

The Seattle Seahawks season came to a crushing end after losing 34-28 in overtime to the the New Orleans Saints in the NFC Divisional Round Playoffs. Quarterback Jacoby Bissett and the Saints scored first and never trailed — leading by as much as 15 in the second quarter.

Seattle closed the gap to 21-13 in the third when Russell Wilson found D.K. Metcalf for a 6-yard stoke with 5:09 to play in the quarter. And, in the fourth quarter, Shaquill Griffin’s pick-six and a 2-point conversion tied the score 21-21. The Saints answered when Alvin Kamara barreled through for a 3-yard TD-run to hand the Saints a 28-21 lead heading into the fourth quarter.

Trailing by seven with under four minutes to play, Wilson led the Seahawks back to tie the game 28-28 on a 1-yard quarterback scramble with 46 second to play in regulation. 

In overtime, New Orleans won the coin flip and proceeded to pick apart the Seahawks’ defense — advancing 59 yards on six plays to Seattle’s 18 yard line. On the seventh play, Brissett found a wide-open Kamara down the left for an 18-yard TD pass that ended the game.