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Final: Seahawks 24, Redskins 14

Post by Eric Williams on Jan. 6, 2013 at 4:34 pm with 37 Comments »
January 6, 2013 4:37 pm
Seattle Seahawks fullback Michael Robinson reacts to this touchdown during the first half of an NFL wild card playoff football game against the Washington Redskins in Landover, Md., Sunday, Jan. 6, 2013. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

The Seattle Seahawks earned their first road win in nearly 30 years, defeating the Washington Redskins 24-14 at FedEx Field in an NFC Wild Card game Sunday evening.

Seattle fell behind 14-0, but scored 24 answered points to claim the win. The Seahawks (12-5) will travel to the NFC’s No. 1 seed, Atlanta (13-3) on Sunday at 10 a.m. Pacific time.

Check out the final results here.

The last time Seattle won on the road was the AFC divisional playoffs at Miami, a 27-20 victory over the Dolphins on Dec. 31, 1983. The Seahawks fell to the Raiders 30-14 a week later in the AFC Championship.

The Seahawks had lost eight straight postseason games on the road since then.

Seattle got the go-ahead score with with just over seven minutes left, marching 79 yards on eight plays. Marshawn Lynch scored on a 27-yard touchdown run, atoning for a fumble on Washington’s 2-yard line earlier in the second half that would have given Seattle the lead.

Steven Hauschka added a 24-yard field goal to complete the scoring.

The Redskins (10-7) scored touchdowns on the first two drives of the game, piling up 129 yards offensively.

However, the Seattle’s defense toughened up, holding the Redskins to 74 yards the rest of the way.

Washington quarterback Robert Griffin III limped his way through the game on a gimpy right knee, and finally left with 6:19 left when his injured knee buckled while trying to pick up a bad snap. Griffin finished 10 of 19 for 84 yards, with two touchdown passes and one interception.

Lynch finished with 131 yards on 19 carries.

Seattle rookie quarterback Russell Wilson completed 15 of 26 passes for 187 yards, including a 4-yard touchdown pass to fullback Michael Robinson.

Wilson also rushed for 67 yards.

Leave a comment Comments → 37
  1. Most concerned about Clem injury – we will need him moving forward

  2. Cornutt says:


    YEAH BABY, YEAH!!!!!

  3. Skavage says:

    One word: Resilience.

  4. seatowntp says:

    I can see the East Coast (National) media spin on this. . . Washington would have won if RG3 wasn’t injured!

    Sherman still “playing” long after the game has ended.

  5. OMG, I thought I was gonna die when Lynch fumbled…

    And then Bevell stuck his head back up his butt, and couldnt call a decent play to save his life. Then he pulled it out, and we finally put up some points.

    I thought they gave up on McCoy after that drop, and they shouldnt have.

    Too bad Wilson missed on a couple throws, especially that one to Baldwin down the seam for the TD. Damn! Ya gotta hit those!

    What a great finish, and a fabulous win!

  6. Vegas56 says:

    Incredible game…awesome gut check for the Seahawks, overcoming adversity early. That road monkey is road kill.

  7. OMG, I thought I was gonna die when Lynch fumbled…

    And then Bevell stuck his head back up his butt, and couldnt call a decent play to save his life. Then he pulled it out, and we finally put up some points.

    I thought they gave up on McCoy after that drop, and they shouldnt have.

    Too bad Wilson missed on a couple throws, especially that one to Baldwin down the seam for the TD. Damn! Ya gotta hit those!

    What a great finish, and a fabulous win! Hell YEAH!

  8. SandpointHawk says:

    Bring on Atlanta…

  9. seatowntp says:

    Only ONE rookie QB still in the Playoffs. Just saying. . . ROY!!!!

  10. CDHawkFan says:

    Seatown, who cares about the spin, really? They won, I still don’t get why anyone cares about that stuff.

  11. How different is this game if Lynch doesn’t pick up the wilson fumble and get 18 yards!

  12. Beachhawk says:

    YES!!!! Injury report on Clem, Please. Hoping he is OK. Don’t like the 12pm Est. time for the game at Atlanta. PC start acclimating the boys now.

  13. CDHawkFan says:

    Another big play, Miller’s 1st down catch (our 1st one of the game) on w3rd and 9 when down 14

  14. This game could have gotten really ugly, really fast, and I really feared the team peaked too early since the Rams game was too close as well, but this was a real character win, extremely proud of the way they made adjustments and overcame that nightmarish start.

    Go Hawks!

  15. man, game balls all over the place, Lynch (even w the fumble), Miller, Earl, and how about Bruce IRvin stepping up some when Clem went down?

    We’ve got a real team here. This was no fluke win. We took the punch from a jacked-up home team playing in front of fans just as hungry as we all are for a playoff win, and remained standing.

    Sure, we caught a little break in RG3 not being himself, but our D still held down a good offense to 203 total yards, and no points after the 1st quarter. And, as always this year, Russell Wilson makes plays when we need him to.

    Awesome feeling to be moving on in the playoffs. Way to go Hawks.

  16. Weird 12 pm eastern start – but on it says 1 eastern

  17. Dukeshire says:

    Seattle now 6-1 against offenses ranked in the top 10 in rushing, this season. (3-1 against top 10 passing offenses). Fun stat…

  18. crunchmeister says:

    That was an awesome, comeback, road, playoff win. And it easily could have been a blowout win. This team showed what it’s made of.

  19. DisplacedSeahawkFan says:

    No homo, but I love my Seahawks. The first quarter had me worried. There was something about being down 14 to 0 and the amount of commercials that played during that time frame that made me homicidal. Still, the defense found itself and we got the win.

    Shanahan was worse than the role Dicaprio played in Django Unchained: RGIII was clearly hurt, yet Shanhan played him like a slave in a Mandingo fight. Shanahan cares more about his career than he does his players–especially RGIII.

    Bring on the Falcons!!!

  20. Cornutt says:

    Where are the chat trolls? Crawl back under your rocks 9’r fans.

  21. 3 things.

    1. I hope Clem is not seriously hurt and that he is ok. We will need every ounce of pass rush against Matt Ryan.
    2. DeAngelo Hall is a world class punk. How’d you like that juke by beast, loser?
    3. Did any of you see that cheap shot by Trent Williams #71 on Richard Sherman after the game? I’m sure Sherm was talking, but so did their team. What a classless punk. Can’t wait to meet them again next year to destroy them once again.

  22. thursday says:

    I was feeling pretty panicky after those 14 points, but I did notice our defense really laying into them tackle-wise and the corners and all that, so I felt like there was a chance they’d get a handle on it. I was actually more concerned about our offense getting something going.

    This is just a huge relief though, bc I think they will be a lot looser going into the next one. I feel like they were probably super amped up early

  23. seatowntp says:

    One of the BIG plays of the game would have to be. . . “The Scoop” by Beast Mode!

  24. freedom_X says:

    Fox postgame show ticked me off a bit. Nothing but talk about Washington. Strahan saying if Griffin hadn’t been hurt, the outcome *would* have been different. Long (I think) saying Atlanta will be the most explosive offense Seattle has seen all year. Really? More than New England and Green Bay?

    I’m not a super-sensitive “national respect” guy but the Seahawks were a clear afterthought in the postgame coverage.

  25. thursday says:

    The Beast SCOOP!

  26. kcalk55 says:

    yeah freedom… 30 seconds of RG3 walking across the field at the end. sheesh

  27. Yeah, Im trying not to think about Clemons. Hope to god that dude isnt really hurt all that bad…

    I was impressed with Irvins play relieving Clemons–he looked better there than in his usual spot. While I dont think he’ll outplay Clemons there all game next week, he did fine today and really stepped it up. I was thrilled for him!

  28. ChrisHolmes says:

    Wow. Down 14-0 and we come back. How do you like them apples?

    Last rookie QB standing.

    Hell yes.

  29. Vegas56 says:

    I actually thought that the Fox team gave a lot of props to the Seahawks…Bradshaw especially, and they thought Atlanta will have all they can handle and more. Howie Long gave props to Schneider too.

  30. upchopper says:

    Awesome win.
    A win is a win and we had many more chances to score than they did. Clean up our mistakes and they cleanup theirs and some of their injuries, we still win.

  31. IBGoofy says:

    Certainly don’t want anything long term hurting RGIII, but the announcers dwelled on him the entire game… Biased reporting throughout…. So glad we took them down….

  32. LeePHilI says:

    Wilson and the Hawks Defense spots RG3 14 points…..and wins.

  33. sincere says:

    I repeat my earlier question,Who will be the Seahawks opponent in the Super Bowl?

  34. Jusjamn says:

    Zach Miller was huge. Seahawks didn’t play all that well and still won! Woohoooo!

    Figure out how to shut down Gonzales and we got a good shot. I wouldn’t mind seeing Browner at LB on Gonzales and Lane at CB.

  35. SkeleTony says:

    Hope Browner gets it together by next game. I was hoping they would replace him with Lane or someone at one point. Not tremendously worried about Clemmons though I do hope he is able to play next week. WE can get by with Irvin and the rest if need be.

    Shanahan deserves a much worse loss for even thinking it would be a good idea to stick RG III in there instead of Cousins. I am glad he did since that was a big reason we were able to win but now we will have to hear Skip Bayless’ whining, ranting and sniveling about how Ponder(Vikes QB) and RG III being hurt blew his predictions (he predicted losses for Seattle and Green Bay).

    This game will serve to keep me calm the next time the Hawks get behind early by 2+ TDs. End of the 1st quarter really looked like we were headed for a blowout loss.

  36. Vegas56, shhhhh! Some people love to be the victim. Let them be happy with their negative “no one likes me…errrr…the seahawks” talk.

  37. Great win by the HAWKS! Now we need to be ready for Atlanta!

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