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11-5, 2nd in NFC West

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Of the decision to punt on fourth-and-11 on what turned out to be the Seahawks' final play vs. Green Bay, Pete Carroll said "we felt our odds were so low" of converting. Here are some numbers to consider: Per ESPN charting, NFL teams converted 19 of 75 fourth-and-11 tries over the past 10 seasons, so just over 25%. Going back 15 seasons, it's 32 of 111, which is just under 29%.

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Seahawks signed six players to futures contracts, per the NFL's transaction wire. That secures their rights for next season. All ended the season on Seattle's practice squad, which dissolves once a team's season ends. The six players: CB Brian Allen, WR Penny Hart, LB Sutton Smith, DT Soto Shakir, LB Pita Taumoepenu, WR Cody Thompson.

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Pete Carroll's parting message to Tre Flowers, who struggled in the Seahawks final two games: "That we've got to get better, come back next year and capitalize on all of the experiences, settle in. This is two big years he's had, and it was hard yesterday. They ran some good stuff at him [with] a really good player, too. But he's going to continue to get better. He's a really smart player. He's tough as hell. He really competes and all that. He'll make good progress I think from Year 2 to 3."

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While assessing the Seahawks' defensive issues in 2019, Pete Carroll indicated some scheme adjustments are in the offing. "We had containment issues," he said. "We found that offenses really put the ball on the perimeter against us a lot. You'll see some things be adjusted ... for that ... Some of it will be going back to things that we've done and some of the things will be moving forward. I'm really excited to go about it. It's difficult to adjust some things in the middle of the year."

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Pete Carroll said he wants to see continuity and not major changes along the Seahawks' offense line "because we made good progress" there. Right tackle Germain Ifedi, left guard Mike Iupati and backup left tackle George Fant are set to be unrestricted free agents. Center Joey Hunt is restricted. "I hope we can keep our guys connected here," Carroll said. "I think the whole group, it could be a really solid group coming back. I'd like to see the guys that have played for us stay with us."

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Pete Carroll said Jadeveon Clowney will have surgery on his core-muscle injury within the next week or so. As for the pending free agent's future? "I don't know how much he's talked about it but he loves it here and he wants to be here," Carroll said. "He dropped up to see [general manager John Schneider] just to let him know how important it was to him. He had a great time." Carroll added: "He's a terrific football player and he had a big impact on us. We would love to have him back."

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Shaquem Griffin's sack came on one of his five defensive snaps against Green Bay. The Seahawks went with a base-heavy defensive gameplan as they did throughout this season — for better or worse. That meant only 11 defensive snaps for nickelback Ugo Amadi.

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Marshawn Lynch did indeed play more for the Seahawks against Green Bay, as Pete Carroll and Brian Schottenheimer said he would. Lynch played 37 of Seattle's 64 offensive snaps in what presumably — you never know with him — was his last game with the Seahawks. Travis Homer, who started the previous two games, played 27 offensive snaps.

ESPN Daily: All Of The NFL's Divisional Weekend Drama

This weekend's NFL action was full of shock and awe. On Saturday, the San Francisco 49ers' defense stymied Kirk Cousins and the Minnesota Vikings. In Baltimore, the Ravens were upset by a stout Tennessee Titans defense and ferocious rushing attack. And on Sunday, the Kansas City Chiefs engineered a breathtaking comeback over the Houston Texans, and Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers held on to defeat the Seattle Seahawks. ESPN insider Bill Barnwell and Mina Kimes break down the highs and lows of the divisional weekend.

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Marshawn Lynch scored four touchdowns in three games upon returning to the Seahawks and made an impression on Pete Carroll that went beyond his production. Carroll talked about Lynch as having grown as an individual. "He came back and you could just tell he's experienced a lot since he left," Carroll said. "... We're really grateful for him coming back and giving us everything he had. It was fun to watch him again, watch him run over people and extend to the goal line. It was special."

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Pete Carroll noted the parallel between the Seahawks' final two losses, saying: "We were an inch (away) a couple weeks ago. We were an inch (away) on that one right there, too." Indeed, that's how close Jacob Hollister came to scoring the game-winning touchdown against the 49ers in Week 17 and how close they came to stopping Jimmy Graham on third down Sunday night. "That's how close it is sometimes," he said. "We have to make those inches become yards on our side and do better in a lot of ways."

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Pete Carroll said Duane Brown "did an unbelievable thing" to play only 20 days after knee surgery, adding: "I don't know how he did it ... It's just the kind of stuff these guys are made of." Brown, who missed three games, said he felt comfortable once he got his feet back underneath him a few possessions in. Brown spoke with teammates Saturday night: "I told them I was gonna empty the tank out there and I think I did that. Nothing means more to me, man, than being out there with my brothers."

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Pete Carroll said the Seahawks were considering going for it should they face fourth down on their final drive, but not when a sack left them with fourth-and-11 from their own 36. Seattle had all three timeouts left and 2:32 on the clock after punting. "We felt our odds were so low," Carroll said. "We had all the clock, we had the time, we had all the opportunities to stop them and get the ball back, so we didn't want to put it all on one play. If it was fourth-and-4 or 5 or 3 or something ..."

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Pending UFA Clowney wants to play for contender

"I'm trying to get to the Super Bowl by any means," Jadeveon Clowney, who is set to become an unrestricted free agent, said after the Seahawks' loss on Sunday.

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Tre Flowers was hard on himself after a long night against Davante Adams, who caught eight passes for 160 yards and two touchdowns. "Made a lot of explosives on me and I'll own that up," he said. "I've got to be better." Flowers noted he couldn't press Adams on his second TD and added: "They just put me in a lot of uncomfortable situations. I've got to get better at those situations." Flowers noted how he's in only his second year playing cornerback and that he's still learning the position.

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ESPN's win probability model was indifferent toward the Seahawks' choice to punt on 4th-and-11 from their own 36 with 2:41 remaining in the game. Either punting or going for it would have resulted in roughly an equal chance to win.

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Pack, led by rookie coach, back in NFC title game

Thanks to a well-oiled offense and with a rookie head coach, the Packers will get another try at the 49ers in their first conference championship game since 2016.

Team Stats

Passing Yards236.914th
Rushing Yards137.54th
Points For25.39th
Points Against24.9