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After falling behind by 31 points, the Seahawks cut the deficit in their divisional playoff game Sunday vs. the Carolina Panthers to 10 points when Russell Wilson connected with Jermaine Kearse for a 3-yard touchdown pass.

The Seahawks trailed 31-14 and had the ball on third-and-goal at the Carolina 3-yard line. Wilson took the snap in shotgun formation, scrambled to his right and passed high over the middle to Kearse, who brought down the ball for a touchdown. The pass was just over the outstretched arm of Panthers cornerback Josh Norman.


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Steven Hauschka’s extra-point kick made it 31-21.


The Seahawks scored their second touchdown on a strong throw from Wilson and nice catch by receiver Tyler Lockett in the third quarter.

They had the ball on third-and-10 at the Carolina 33-yard line. Wilson took the snap in shotgun formation and threw to the right corner of the end zone just before being hit. Lockett ran under the pass and caught it in front of Panthers safety Kurt Coleman.