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Rumbling again, Thomas Rawls leads Seattle past Detroit 26-6

SEATTLE (AP) The formula that has led the Seattle Seahawks to unmatched success over the past five seasons returned.

A healthy dose of Thomas Rawls rumbling on the ground. A few timely throws by Russell Wilson helped by some remarkable catches. And a defense that never allowed Detroit a sniff of the end zone.

Rawls rushed for a franchise playoff-record 161 yards, Paul Richardson made one of the catches of the year for his first career postseason touchdown, and the Seahawks beat the Lions 26-6 on Saturday night in an NFC wild-card game.

''It kept the chains going,'' Rawls said. ''We want to end like this. We want to end with a great mark running the football, which is our identity, playing tough hard-nosed Seahawks football, and that's exactly what we did.''

Seattle won its 10th straight home playoff game, continuing Detroit's miserable conclusion to the season that finished with four straight losses. Detroit's long playoff history without postseason success continued: no playoff wins since 1992. No road playoff wins since 1957.

Rawls was the workhorse as the run game the Seahawks became known for when Marshawn Lynch was in the backfield finally found consistency that was missing all season. Rawls bettered Lynch's 157 yards in the 2014 NFC championship game against Green Bay. Rawls had runs of 12, 14, 26 and a 32-yarder late in the third quarter, when Wilson ended up being his lead blocker.

Rawls capped his night with a 4-yard touchdown run that gave Seattle a 19-6 lead. He was the first player with at least 150 yards rushing in a playoff game since Lynch's performance against the Packers.

While Rawls did the grunt work, Richardson filled the highlight reel with a trio of catches. None was better than his 4-yard touchdown in the second quarter to give Seattle a 7-0 lead.

Richardson went horizontal reaching out with his left hand to cradle the pass as he was being interfered with by Tavon Wilson. What wasn't called on the play was Richardson's right hand yanking on the facemask of Wilson as he reached to make the catch.

Richardson had another one-handed catch in the fourth quarter, and Doug Baldwin got into the act of amazing catches, pinning a 10-yard reception to the back of his leg late in the fourth quarter to continue a Seattle drive. Two plays later, Baldwin's 13-yard touchdown reception put it away.

Wilson finished 23 of 30 for 224 yards, while Baldwin had 11 catches for 104 yards.

SHUTDOWN D

Overshadowed by the offensive performance was Seattle's defense shutting down the Lions. Hampered by a handful of dropped passes and some untimely penalties, the Lions could only manage a pair of long Matt Prater field goals.

Matthew Stafford was 18 of 32 for 205 yards. He was sacked three times and Detroit never ran a play inside the Seattle 33-yard line.

''We definitely knew if we came in and focused, we'd be fine,'' All-Pro linebacker Bobby Wagner said. ''We knew they got some great players on the other end, but we were just locked in all week and we prepared very well. We knew were going to play well.''

FOURTH-DOWN SUCCESS

Seattle was 4 of 11 on fourth downs during the regular season, but got two big conversions on its first touchdown drive. On fourth-and-1 at the Detroit 39, Rawls bounced for 4 yards; the drive was capped by Richardson's catch on fourth-and-goal from the 2.

Detroit wasn't so successful. On its third possession, it went on fourth-and-2 from the Seattle 38. The oddly designed play had Stafford throwing behind the line of scrimmage to Matthew Mulligan. The play was blown up by Wagner and K.J. Wright for a 2-yard loss.

KICKING IT

Prater became the first kicker with multiple 50-yard field goals made in the same playoff game, and Seattle's Steven Hauschka was true on both of his field goal attempts. But Hauschka missed his seventh extra point of the season after Rawls' touchdown with 8:43 remaining.

UP NEXT

Detroit: The Lions will lament the end of their season. After getting its record to 9-4, Detroit lost its final four games.

Seattle: The Seahawks will face the No. 2 seed Atlanta Falcons next Saturday. Seattle beat Atlanta 26-22 in October.

''We're expecting a fight,'' Wagner said. ''They're going to come in rested. They're going to be hungry, but we're hungry, too. We're going to come out and give `em everything we got.''

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Key Players
M. Stafford 9 QB
205 YDs, 0 TDs, 0 INTs
T. Rawls 34 RB
161 YDs, 1 TDs
Scoring Summary
4th Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Point After TD 3:36
S.Hauschka extra point is GOOD, Center-T.Ott, Holder-J.Ryan.
plays
yds
pos
6
26
Touchdown 3:36
R.Wilson pass short middle to D.Baldwin for 13 yards, TOUCHDOWN.
11
plays
84
yds
4:15
pos
6
25
Missed Point After Touchdown 8:49
S.Hauschka extra point is No Good, Hit Right Upright, Center-T.Ott, Holder-J.Ryan.
plays
yds
pos
6
19
Touchdown 8:49
T.Rawls right guard for 4 yards, TOUCHDOWN.
8
plays
82
yds
4:08
pos
6
19
Field Goal 14:12
S.Hauschka 27 yard field goal is GOOD, Center-T.Ott, Holder-J.Ryan.
10
plays
66
yds
4:51
pos
6
13
3rd Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Field Goal 4:03
M.Prater 53 yard field goal is GOOD, Center-D.Muhlbach, Holder-S.Martin.
10
plays
61
yds
5:33
pos
6
10
2nd Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Field Goal 0:20
M.Prater 51 yard field goal is GOOD, Center-D.Muhlbach, Holder-S.Martin.
7
plays
42
yds
1:35
pos
3
10
Field Goal 1:55
S.Hauschka 43 yard field goal is GOOD, Center-T.Ott, Holder-J.Ryan.
7
plays
51
yds
2:53
pos
0
10
Point After TD 7:07
S.Hauschka extra point is GOOD, Center-T.Ott, Holder-J.Ryan.
plays
yds
pos
0
7
Touchdown 7:07
R.Wilson pass short right to P.Richardson for 2 yards, TOUCHDOWN. Penalty on DET-T.Wilson, Defensive Pass Interference, declined.
14
plays
60
yds
7:45
pos
0
6
1st Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Time of Pos 23:21 36:39
1st Downs 13 24
Rushing 2 9
Passing 10 13
Penalty 1 2
3rd Down Conv 2-11 9-16
4th Down Conv 0-2 2-2
Total Net Yards 231 387
Total Plays 50 71
Avg Gain 4.6 5.5
Net Yards Rushing 49 177
Rush Attempts 15 38
Avg Rush Yards 3.3 4.7
Net Yards Passing 182 210
Comp. - Att. 18-32 23-30
Yards Per Pass 5.7 7.0
Sacked - Yards Lost 3-23 3-14
Penalties - Yards 7-68 6-40
Touchdowns 0 3
Rushing TDs 0 1
Passing TDs 0 2
Other 0 0
Turnovers 0 0
Fumbles - Lost 1-0 0-0
Int. Thrown 0 0
Punts - Avg 5-46.4 3-37.7
Return Yards 76 25
Punts - Returns 1-0 1-5
Kickoffs - Returns 4-76 1-20
Int. - Returns 0-0 0-0
Kicking 2/2 4/5
Extra Points 0/0 2/3
Field Goals 2/2 2/2
Red Zone Eff. 0-0 -0% 3-4 -75%
Goal to Go Eff. 0-0 -0% 2-3 -67%
Safeties 0 0
1234T
Lions 9-803306
Seahawks 11-5-101001626
182 PASS YDS 210
49 RUSH YDS 177
231 TOTAL YDS 387
Lions
Passing CP/ATT YDS TD INT FPTS
M. Stafford 9 QB
9
FPTS
IN-GAME COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
56.3% 205 0 0 75.7
SEASON COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
64.9% 4532 24 10 92.4
M. Stafford 18/32 205 0 0 9
Rushing ATT YDS TD LG FPTS
Z. Zenner 34 FB
8
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
11 34 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
99 368 4
Z. Zenner 11 34 0 17 8
M. Stafford 9 QB
9
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
3 15 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
40 222 2
M. Stafford 3 15 0 11 9
G. Tate 15 WR
2
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
1 0 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
11 4 0
G. Tate 1 0 0 0 2
Receiving TAR REC YDS TD LG FPTS
M. Jones 11 WR
8
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
7 4 81 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 59 1011 4
M. Jones 7 4 81 0 30 8
Z. Zenner 34 FB
8
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
6 6 54 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 24 250 0
Z. Zenner 6 6 54 0 23 8
G. Tate 15 WR
2
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
5 3 25 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 94 1102 4
G. Tate 5 3 25 0 13 2
A. Boldin 80 WR
2
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
6 2 24 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 69 608 8
A. Boldin 6 2 24 0 16 2
E. Ebron 85 TE
2
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
6 2 23 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 63 734 1
E. Ebron 6 2 23 0 12 2
T. Jones 13 WR
0
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
1 0 0 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 5 93 0
T. Jones 1 0 0 0 0 0
M. Mulligan 82 TE
0
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
1 1 -2 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 2 6 0
M. Mulligan 1 1 -2 0 -2 0
Defense T-A SACK INT FF
T. Wilson 32 SS
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
6-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
80-16 2 1.0
T. Wilson 6-1 0.0 0 0
E. Ansah 94 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
5-4 0 2.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
26-18 0 4.0
E. Ansah 5-4 2.0 0 0
N. Lawson 24 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
5-2 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
51-13 0 0.0
N. Lawson 5-2 0.0 0 0
T. Whitehead 59 MLB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-10 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
102-43 0 0.0
T. Whitehead 3-10 0.0 0 0
D. Taylor 98 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-3 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
23-10 0 4.5
D. Taylor 2-3 0.0 0 0
K. Thornton 99 DT
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
15-5 0 1.0
K. Thornton 2-0 0.0 0 0
G. Quin 27 FS
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-4 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
57-17 2 0.0
G. Quin 2-4 0.0 0 0
H. Ngata 92 DT
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-1 0 1.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
13-12 0 2.5
H. Ngata 2-1 1.0 0 0
D. Levy 54 OLB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
18-6 0 0.0
D. Levy 2-1 0.0 0 0
A. Robinson 91 DT
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-5 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
24-13 0 2.0
A. Robinson 2-5 0.0 0 0
J. Bynes 57 OLB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-6 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
27-18 0 0.0
J. Bynes 1-6 0.0 0 0
M. Killebrew 35 SS
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
24-5 1 0.0
M. Killebrew 1-0 0.0 0 0
C. Butler 41 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
3-0 0 0.0
C. Butler 1-0 0.0 0 0
J. Bademosi 29 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
20-3 1 0.0
J. Bademosi 1-0 0.0 0 0
D. Slay 23 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
44-2 2 1.0
D. Slay 1-1 0.0 0 0
A. Barnes 38 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
7-1 0 0.0
A. Barnes 1-0 0.0 0 0
D. Carey 26 SS
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
0-3 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
11-5 0 0.0
D. Carey 0-3 0.0 0 0
T. Walker 93 DT
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
0-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
15-12 0 0.0
T. Walker 0-1 0.0 0 0
K. Hyder 61 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
0-2 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
23-15 0 8.0
K. Hyder 0-2 0.0 0 0
Kicking FG LG XP PTS
M. Prater 5 K
0
FPTS
IN-GAME FG XP
2/2 0/0
SEASON FG XP
33/38 31/33
M. Prater 2/2 53 0/0 6
Punting NO AVG IN20 LG
S. Martin 6 P
IN-GAME NO AVG IN20
5 46.4 2
SEASON NO AVG IN20
67 48.4 25
S. Martin 5 46.4 2 55
Kickoff Returns NO AVG LG TD
A. Roberts 12 WR
0
FPTS
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
4 19.0 22 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
37 22.2 42 0
A. Roberts 4 19.0 22 0
Punt Returns NO AVG LG TD
A. Roberts 12 WR
0
FPTS
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
1 0.0 0 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
21 11.7 85 2
A. Roberts 1 0.0 0 0
Seahawks
Passing CP/ATT YDS TD INT FPTS
R. Wilson 3 QB
20
FPTS
IN-GAME COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
76.7% 224 2 0 119.3
SEASON COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
65.3% 4443 23 11 94.0
R. Wilson 23/30 224 2 0 20
Rushing ATT YDS TD LG FPTS
T. Rawls 34 RB
22
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
27 161 1
SEASON ATT YDS TD
136 510 4
T. Rawls 27 161 1 32 22
A. Collins 36 RB
2
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
6 13 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
37 138 1
A. Collins 6 13 0 3 2
D. Baldwin 89 WR
16
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
1 6 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
4 8 0
D. Baldwin 1 6 0 6 16
M. Reece 44 FB
0
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
1 0 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
3 0 0
M. Reece 1 0 0 0 0
R. Wilson 3 QB
20
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
3 -3 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
75 256 1
R. Wilson 3 -3 0 -1 20
Receiving TAR REC YDS TD LG FPTS
D. Baldwin 89 WR
16
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
12 11 104 1
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 105 1232 8
D. Baldwin 12 11 104 1 42 16
P. Richardson 10 WR
10
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
4 3 48 1
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 24 336 2
P. Richardson 4 3 48 1 27 10
J. Graham 88 TE
3
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
4 3 37 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 68 960 6
J. Graham 4 3 37 0 14 3
J. Kearse 15 WR
1
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
3 2 14 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 43 524 1
J. Kearse 3 2 14 0 8 1
A. Collins 36 RB
2
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
1 1 11 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 12 95 0
A. Collins 1 1 11 0 11 2
M. Reece 44 FB
0
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
1 1 5 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 6 78 0
M. Reece 1 1 5 0 5 0
L. Willson 82 TE
0
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
1 1 4 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 16 133 2
L. Willson 1 1 4 0 4 0
T. Rawls 34 RB
22
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
2 1 1 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 14 97 0
T. Rawls 2 1 1 0 1 22
T. McEvoy 19 WR
0
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
1 0 0 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 9 140 2
T. McEvoy 1 0 0 0 0 0
J. McKissic 30 RB
0
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
1 0 0 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 2 16 0
J. McKissic 1 0 0 0 0 0
Defense T-A SACK INT FF
B. Wagner 54 MLB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
8-2 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
93-84 1 4.5
B. Wagner 8-2 0.0 0 0
K. Chancellor 31 SS
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
6-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
56-36 2 0.0
K. Chancellor 6-1 0.0 0 0
R. Sherman 25 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-2 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
41-22 4 0.0
R. Sherman 3-2 0.0 0 0
C. Avril 56 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-0 0 2.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
23-19 0 13.5
C. Avril 3-0 2.0 0 0
K. Wright 50 OLB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-3 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
75-57 0 4.0
K. Wright 3-3 0.0 0 0
J. Johnson 39 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
5-3 0 0.0
J. Johnson 3-0 0.0 0 0
S. Terrell 23 FS
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
19-11 0 0.0
S. Terrell 2-1 0.0 0 0
M. Bennett 72 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-1 0 1.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
26-11 0 6.0
M. Bennett 2-1 1.0 0 0
J. Jenkins 92 DT
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
7-7 0 0.0
J. Jenkins 1-0 0.0 0 0
N. Thorpe 27 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
14-6 0 0.0
N. Thorpe 1-0 0.0 0 0
B. Williams 86 TE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
5-2 0 0.0
B. Williams 1-0 0.0 0 0
A. Rubin 77 DT
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
0-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
25-15 0 1.0
A. Rubin 0-1 0.0 0 0
J. Lane 20 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
0-2 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
36-15 0 0.0
J. Lane 0-2 0.0 0 0
D. Shead 35 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
0-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
57-25 1 0.0
D. Shead 0-1 0.0 0 0
F. Clark 55 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
0-0 0 0.5
SEASON T-A INT SACK
25-22 0 10.5
F. Clark 0-0 0.5 0 0
Kicking FG LG XP PTS
S. Hauschka 4 K
0
FPTS
IN-GAME FG XP
2/2 2/3
SEASON FG XP
35/39 31/38
S. Hauschka 2/2 43 2/3 8
Punting NO AVG IN20 LG
J. Ryan 9 P
IN-GAME NO AVG IN20
3 37.7 1
SEASON NO AVG IN20
74 43.8 27
J. Ryan 3 37.7 1 44
Kickoff Returns NO AVG LG TD
D. Hester 17 WR
0
FPTS
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
1 20.0 20 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
20 24.3 60 0
D. Hester 1 20.0 20 0
Punt Returns NO AVG LG TD
D. Hester 17 WR
0
FPTS
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
1 5.0 5 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
26 7.1 28 0
D. Hester 1 5.0 5 0
1st POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
15:00 DET 25 0:54 3 3 Punt
12:41 DET 23 3:42 5 26 Punt
4:39 DET 24 4:47 9 36 Downs
2nd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
7:07 DET 21 2:19 4 -3 Punt
1:55 DET 25 1:35 7 42 FG
3rd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
9:36 DET 4 5:33 10 61 FG
4th POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
14:12 DET 16 1:15 3 1 Punt
8:49 DET 25 0:58 4 19 Punt
3:36 DET 16 2:18 7 28 Downs
1st POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
14:06 SEA 36 1:25 3 7 Punt
8:59 SEA 13 4:20 7 24 Punt
2nd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
14:52 SEA 40 7:45 14 60 TD
4:48 SEA 24 2:53 7 51 FG
0:20 SEA 17 0:20 1 -1 Half
3rd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
15:00 SEA 25 5:24 10 36 Punt
4:03 SEA 25 4:51 10 66 FG
4th POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
12:57 SEA 18 4:08 8 82 TD
7:51 SEA 16 4:15 11 84 TD
1:18 DET 44 1:18 2 -2 Game