Russell Wilson's season started with a bang, as the quarterback was the MVP favorite through the first half of the campaign. But the Seattle Seahawks star's year ended with a whimper in Saturday's 30-20 loss to division-rival Los Angeles Rams.
Outside of a deep second-quarter touchdown pass to DK Metcalf, Wilson produced arguably the worst playoff performance of his career. He completed just 40.7% of his passes for 174 yards, threw a pick-6 on a screen intended for Metcalf, and was sacked five times.
The Seahawks punted four straight times after kicking a field goal on their first second-half drive despite the Rams playing without All-Pro defensive tackle Aaron Donald due to a rib injury.
Wilson got Seattle into the end zone with 2:28 remaining in the fourth quarter with a quick strike to Metcalf, but the game was already out of reach.
"We needed to get going there," Wilson said, according to Adam Jude The Seattle Times. "The game kind of felt stale for us in a way - we kind of flatlined. We needed to get going and make that happen. And the next thing you know, we didn't."
Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll acknowledged after the game that his quarterback received little help from his offensive line and weapons.
Wilson finished with a QBR of 17.7, the fifth-worst mark of his career.
It was a continuation of inconsistent play from the veteran, who failed to throw for over 300 yards and had eight turnovers in the final eight games.
"I hate this feeling, obviously," Wilson said. "We felt like we had a chance today … I was hoping for us to be able to win it all, and we didn't do that."