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Russell Wilson horror show hands advantage to Green Bay Packers

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The Seattle Seahawks are facing an uphill battle to keep their Super Bowl hopes alive at present, largely due to first half horror show from quarterback Russell Wilson.

Bad start

At the half way stage in the NFC Championship game against the Green Bay Packers the reigning champions trail 16-0 with Wilson having thrown three interceptions already.

The diminutive QB had previously gone through his last four postseason games without being picked off but things got of to a bad start at CenturyLink Field.

At one point (with nine minutes remaining in the second quarter) Wilson had completed 0-of-5 passes for zero yards along with two interceptions - watching Green Bay rack up the points in the process.

His stats didn't improve much before half time in Seattle.

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Wilson's first pick occurred immediately after Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman had given his team the momentum having intercepted Aaron Rodgers in the end zone.

Rookie Ha-Ha Clinton Dix has been the man on the end of two of Wilson's errant throws while the quarterback blew the Seahawks' best chance of a touchdown inside the two-minute warning at the end of the second quarter - following his Packers counterpart in being picked of in the end zone.

Big half required

The Packers have restricted the Seahawks in every respect, limiting Seattle to just 59 yards in total and just eight passing yards.

Wilson and Seattle will have to come out fighting in the second half if they aren't to see their Super Bowl hopes come to an end this evening.

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