Seattle ends Redskins season with 24-14 playoff win
LANDOVER, Md. (AP) -- The Seattle Seahawks finally won a road playoff game Sunday, taking a 24-14 NFC wild-card victory over the Washington Redskins, who lost Robert Griffin III to another knee injury in the fourth quarter.
Marshawn Lynch ran for 131 yards, and Russell Wilson completed 15 of 26 passes for 187 yards and ran eight times for 67 yards for the Seahawks, who broke an eight-game postseason losing streak away from home.
Seattle will visit the top-seeded Atlanta Falcons next Sunday.
Lynch's 27-yard run with 7:08 remaining gave the Seahawks (12-5) the lead. On Washington's next series, Griffin reinjured the right knee he sprained about a month ago while trying to field a bad shotgun snap.
The knee buckled badly, and the Seahawks recovered the fumble and kicked an insurance field goal.
Kirk Cousins replaced Griffin, but Washington (10-7) was unable to come back.
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AND THE ROAD ENDS: Seahawks 24-14.
FOURTH QUARTER: Seattle punts. Cheers.
FOURTH QUARTER: Well, you know, Kirk Cousins tried but. . .No go on fourth down.Seahawks ball, and quite likely, the win.
FOURTH QUARTER: RG III to the locker room. Seattle settles for a field goal. Seahawks 24-14.
FOURTH QUARTER: RG III fumbles, rather, crumples. He's down. Does not look good. Seattle ball at the 5.
FOURTH QUARTER: Touchdown play upheld. Seattle converts two-pointer and take the lead. Seahawks 21-14.
FOURTH QUARTER: Boom. Lynch bounces to the outside and then hits a lane from 32 yards for the TD. Seattle wants to go for 2 but. . .a review of the TD. Stay tuned.
FOURTH QUARTER: Another third-down failure. Redskins punt. Griffin obviously is hurting.
FOURTH QUARTER: Wilson sacked for fifth time, this time on third down. Seahawks punt.
FOURTH QUARTER: Redskins punt after being pinned deep, will begin on defense.
THIRD QUARTER: Strange stuff, boys and girls. D-Hall gives the Seahawks life on their drive with a "questionable" hold on third down. But after a long run by Wilson to the Washington 30, things implode for the visitors, who punt.
THIRD QUARTER: Redskins drive ends with a poor throw from RG to Josh Morgan. Incomplete. Seattle ball.
THIRD QUARTER: Just when the Seahawks appear ready to make a statement, with a second-and-goal from the 2 thanks to the talents of Wilson and Lynch, the latter fumbles. Big-time stall. Redskins ball.
SECOND QUARTER: Seahawks stll, settle for 29-yard field goal. Redskins 14-13 at halftime.
SECOND QUARTER: Wilson 33-yard pass to Doug Baldwin puts Seahawks at the Redskins 30. Two-minute warning.
SECOND QUARTER: RG III deep pass to Garcon picked by Thomas. Seahawks ball.
SECOND QUARTER: Wilson short toss to a wide-open Michael Robinson from the 5. touchdown. Redskins 14-10.
SECOND QUARTER: Redskins offense finally cools, stall, punts.
SECOND QUARTER: Seahawks show some life, helpd by Wilson's running but stall, settle for 32-yard field goal. Redskins 14-3.
FIRST QUARTER: RG TD pass from the 4 to Paulsen. Touchdown. Redskins 14-0.
FIRST QUARTER: Now RG is limping.
FIRST QUARTER: Garcon limps off the field. In pain.
FIRST QUARTER: Seattle's first drive ends with Richmond's Russell Wilson (Collegiate School) being sacked by London Fletcher. Seahawks punt.
FIRST QUARTER: Washington opens with an 80-yard touchdown drive, capped by Griffin's pass to Royster. Redskins 7-0.
FIRST QUARTER: Redskins open with a nice first down behind Morris and then Garcon.
PREGAME: Troy Aikman just said if RG III's knee isn't up to par, it'll be "a long day for the Washington Redskins."
PREGAME: The FOX talking heads all favor Seattle, with Jimmy Johnson at least leaning the Redkins' way -- kind of. He knows his audience today.
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