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Seahawks suffer yet another road divisional playoff loss

Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson (3) sits with players on the bench late in the second half of an NFL football divisional football game against the Atlanta Falcons, Saturday, Jan. 14, 2017, in Atlanta. (David Goldman / Associated Press)
Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson (3) sits with players on the bench late in the second half of an NFL football divisional football game against the Atlanta Falcons, Saturday, Jan. 14, 2017, in Atlanta. (David Goldman / Associated Press)
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ATLANTA – Another road divisional round playoff loss didn’t shake Russell Wilson’s confidence the Seahawks can win away from Seattle at this stage of the postseason.

The list of road postseason losses is daunting, however.

Seattle’s 36-20 loss at Atlanta on Saturday marked the second straight year the Seahawks’ season ended with a road divisional round playoff loss, following last year’s loss at Carolina.

The Seahawks had home-field advantage through the NFC playoffs while making two straight Super Bowl appearances in the 2013 and 2014 seasons.

They lost road divisional playoff games in the 2012 and 2010 seasons, to Atlanta and Chicago, respectively.

“I don’t think you have to be at home,” Wilson said. “I think you just have to find a way to win.”

Wilson said he was reminded of the loss five years ago in Atlanta when he was a rookie.

He said all the success he and the Seahawks have experienced since that loss is a good reason to remain confident – even in road playoff games.

“I think back to 2012, I was young and I was a rookie and I was being put in a position to play and a lot of people told me I couldn’t do it,” Wilson said.

“Now for me I think about how far I’ve come, winning a Super Bowl, winning multiple playoff games, winning as many games as we have. Why would I doubt anything else when I think about what’s ahead?”

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