Seahawks vs Panthers: 5 Takeaways from Seattle’s failed comeback

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The Seattle Seahawks’ season came to an abrupt end today when they were unable to complete their epic comeback against the Carolina Panthers.

Well, that’s wasn’t nearly as fun as it could have been.

The Seattle Seahawks laid and egg in the first half, but then almost pulled off the second-largest comeback in NFL playoff history. They ended up falling 31-24 to the Carolina Panthers.

The Seahawks now enter offseason mode. It is time for them to begin working on how to reload for next season.

But first, here are my 5 takeaways from today’s failed comeback:

 

1. Sometimes how you start determines how you finish

“It’s not how you start, it is how you finish.”

That’s been said so many times in Seattle it’s become nauseating to hear. Guess what, they’re more related than anyone wants to admit.

The Seahawks dominated in the second half. Absolutely dominated. Guess what? it didn’t matter.

Why didn’t it matter? Because the Seahawks were asleep at the start of the game and spotted Carolina a 31-0 lead. Wasting such an amazing half of football because you couldn’t be bothered to be ready for kickoff is a shame.

Here’s an idea: How about starting decently. It doesn’t even have to be great. Just don’t be god-awful and dig a whole so deep you can’t get out of it.

Do that, and then we talk about finishing.

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