Russell Wilson’s first-half struggles included a big hit by Clay Matthews. (David J. Phillip / AP)

With the Seattle Seahawks on the ropes in second quarter of the NFC championship game, quarterback Russell Wilson threw deep over the middle and was picked off by Ha Ha Clinton-Dix..

As he tried to run to make the tackle, Wilson suddenly was just obliterated by Clay Matthews of the Green Bay Packers, who administered and was flagged for an illegal block that made Wilson’s neck move in extremely unnatural ways.

Wilson was fine, although he did not appear to undergo a concussion evaluation. Fox Sports’ Erin Andrews reported that Seahawks personnel spoke with him “for about two seconds,” which is not the NFL’s protocol.