Seahawks Soar Past RGIII, Redskins 24-14
(LANDOVER, MD) — The Seattle Seahawks traveled across the country and defeated the Washington Redskins 24-14 in the NFC wild-card round at FedEx Field.
The Redskins (10-7) lost quarterback Robert Griffin III to another knee injury in the fourth quarter. He was replaced by fellow rookie Kirk Cousins but the Seahawks (12-5) already had the game in hand.
Griffin led the team to two first quarter touchdowns and a 14-0 lead before Seattle countered with 13 in the second quarter to get to within one at halftime.
Russell Wilson completed 15 passes for 187 yards and a touchdown, but more impressively threw a huge downfield block that led to running back Marshawn Lynch scoring the go-ahead touchdown in the fourth quarter. Seattle would take the lead for good after a two-point conversion made it 21-14.
Lynch rushed 20 times for 132 yards and a touchdown.
The Seahawks (12-5) are one of just three teams in NFL history to win a postseason game after trailing by 14 or more points at the end of the first quarter.
They advance to face the Atlanta Falcons in the divisional round.
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