Seahawks move on with 24-14 win

Reuters

The condition of quarterback Robert Griffin III’s knee is going to dominate the fallout from Wild Card weekend in Washington D.C., but the state of Washington is going to be talking more about another Seahawks win.

Seattle scored the final 24 points of the game to overcome an early deficit and advance to a date with the Falcons next weekend with a 24-14 victory over the Redskins. Their defense locked things down after the Redskins scored on their first two possessions, probably no coincidence since that’s when it became clear that RG3’s right knee was nowhere near 100 percent. That’s not meant to make less of the Seahawks’ effort as their defense was outstanding in the final three quarters. Their job was definitely easier because Griffin was so limited, though.

There will be plenty of debate about whether Griffin should have been in the game given how much he was clearly missing from his usual bag of tricks. Hopefully there was no significant damage done on Sunday because the Redskins were clearly pushing their luck with the guy who now stands as the franchise’s cornerstone.

The Redskins defense almost made that effort moot, however. Despite being outgained 271-38 over the second and third quarters, the Redskins took a 14-13 lead into the fourth thanks to their defense. They forced a fumble by Marshawn Lynch on the goal line to keep the Seahawks off the board and their blitzes reached Russell Wilson for five sacks. Safety Reed Doughty had two of those sacks and he played a terrific game overall for a Redskins defense that continued their second half improvement on Sunday.

Eventually, though, the Redskins’ inability to generate any offense caught up with them. The Seahawks finally broke through with about 11 minutes to play in the game as Lynch started to find running room and the offensive line held off a blitz long enough for Wilson to hit Zach Miller for 22 yards on third-and-10. Lynch eventually scored on a 27-yard run that featured some of his routine Beast Mode work and some downfield blocking from Wilson to help him into the end zone.

Lynch finished with 132 yards on 20 carries and Wilson added 68 rushing yards to his 187 through the air to get the team to the second round of the playoffs. They have a couple of injury concerns as defensive end Chris Clemons left early with a knee injury and kicker Steve Hauschka was hobbling around on an injured left ankle. They’ll try to heal up and the Seahawks will try to continue their six-game winning streak with a shot at the NFC title game on the line.

145 responses to “Seahawks move on with 24-14 win

  1. Seattle is a good team. Much respect. But, if we had a healthy RGIII, or if they put Cousins in after we went up 14-0 and I think the Redskins win this game. Why did the coaches think an injured RGIII is better than a healthy Cousins?

  2. Yet again, NO Pass Interference call on a Blatant take down of Santana Moss.
    Pete Carroll must have pictures of all of the Ref’s with their mistresses.

    Oh yeah, is there a bigger Jack Ass Punk than Richard Sherman in this league?
    Not a chance

  3. Between crooks like Goodell and Mara blatantly cheating on the field and off it… taking our cap, suspending our players, crooked refs, letting cheaters like Sherman play, and all the dirty hits allowed towards Robert Griffin, the National Fixed League can stick it. This franchise and RGIII deserve better than to be surrounded by such unfair league. I can see through it and the script calls for Peyton or Bunchen to lift the Lombardi. If anyone wants me, I’ll be watching Hockey or some other league that operates under fair conditions.

  4. Logic prevails and the Seahawks get screwed into playing at noon next Sunday, at least it’s only the Falcons. Go Pats

  5. Beast Mode – the true meaning of determination, put the team on his back.

    RG3- Quit.Way to go after that fumble. You looked like a Detmer flopping on the field like that

  6. In the past two games RG3 goes 19/37 for 184 yards.

    Can we finally put to bed this nonsense about him being a pocket passer? 184 yards is an above average half of football for the real pocket passers in the league (Brady, Brees, Manning, Rodgers, etc.).

    RG3 is great at what he does, but a pocket passer isn’t that.

  7. RG3 is only a small reason why they lost. The fans are the worst in the NFL. Bunch of frontrunners. And what was with that field? It was as trashy as that organization. Back to the bottom for you skins fans.

  8. Dr. Andrews was on the sidelines. He left him in the game. Fraud. The National Fixed League can stick it. The Redskins don’t deserve to get screwed over by Goodell, Mara and Co.

  9. There was so much talk from Redskin fans all week coming up. This will be a battle that will take place in the future and I look forward to it. Coming back from 14-0. Go Hawks

  10. RG3 should have been taken out much earlier. It was obvious pretty early on that he wasn’t helping the team. Not only that, but Shanahan risked further aggravating his star player’s knee injury, which ended up happening.

  11. QB’s like rg3 do not last in the nfl. Running=getting hit and hurt. they can’t hold up, look at vick. Blame part of the problem on the center. 2 bad low and outside snaps. The other part on shanhan jr whose offense went…poof! Hey redskins…replace the racist redskins logo with a picture of shanatan! haha

  12. RG3 walked back onto the field for handshakes without any help. Hopefully he’s not too badly hurt. The Redskins and their fans (actual fans, not PFT trolls) have nothing to hang their heads over. They far outperformed expectations this year.

    On a side note, even though I got every other prediction wrong, my Super Bowl pick (Broncos/Seahawks) is still alive.

  13. Logical voice doesn’t speak for all redskins fans guys. We are happy for this ride while it lasted. Hopefully rg3 gets all the rest he needs for next season. Great game Seahawks, go luck for the rest of your postseason.

  14. Ugh.

    The team used a mid-round draft pick on Kirk Cousins to serve as RG3’s backup.
    The team won a game with Kirk Cousins starting.

    RG3 was injured this game 1 play before completing a touchdown pass to give the Redskins a 14-0 lead. The Redskins didn’t score again with him on the field as he hobbled around, clearly unable to plant his leg while attempting throws or running the ball. He missed multiple throws and didn’t take advantage of clear opportunities to run because of his injury.

    Kirk Cousins doesn’t give the Redskins as good a chance to win as a fully healthy RG3, but he does give the Redskins a better chance than a clearly injured RG3. That’s why they drafted him when the team had other needs. Instead, they kept him on the sideline until late in the fourth quarter when RG3 had to leave the game. By that point, Cousins had NO time to get into rhythm.

  15. NFC West is well represented. It was a great year for the Skins. All the hate you will see is not for the Skins or their fans, just for logicalvoices. I’ll miss his uninformed ridiculous opinion. Congrats to the Hawks, still alive.

  16. What a great game, respect to the Redskins D who played hard all day. Respect to RG III for being tough but I’m not sure how much he helped his team staying in. Go ‘Hawks!

  17. Poor poor MeAngelo Hall HAHAHA what a colossal jerk. Yapping all game long. Yap Yap Yap. Disappear back into your logical hole.

  18. Not enough credit to Dan Snyder for spending millions on personnel and a buck or two on the surface of the field. Not taking anything away from Seattle, but the horrendous condition of the turf had equal say in killing the Redskins’ season.

  19. logicalvoicesays says:
    Jan 6, 2013 7:37 PM
    Between crooks like Goodell and Mara blatantly cheating on the field and off it… taking our cap, suspending our players, crooked refs, letting cheaters like Sherman play, and all the dirty hits allowed towards Robert Griffin, the National Fixed League can stick it. This franchise and RGIII deserve better than to be surrounded by such unfair league. I can see through it and the script calls for Peyton or Bunchen to lift the Lombardi. If anyone wants me, I’ll be watching Hockey or some other league that operates under fair conditions.
    ….……………………..

    Someone needs a diaper change, I hear Walmart has a good deal on Kleenex

  20. Seahawks defense matches up very well with Atlanta’s offense. Matt Ryan will toss a couple picks next week
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    Huh? Really? It’ll be a massacre.

  21. Seahawks are the team to beat. Four straight wins (not counting playoff), two on the road, three blowouts, a tight game against the rams, and now a comeback victory down 14 to begin the playoffs on the road.

    All that amounts to experience and experience also brings confidence, or more confidence in their case. That doesn’t sit well with the Falcons who have a lot to prove as they haven’t won a playoff game.

  22. One and done logicalvoicesays, one and done!! I told you MONTHS ago you needed to learn to have some humility and stop being so arrogant. this is what happens pal. Not only did your team lose, you exposed your QB to extra unneeded injury. And now you don’t have another 1st rd pick until 2015. Good luck with that.

  23. Tough game, good though. Too bad RG III got hurt.Probably would have come down to last possession otherwise.Russell Wilson seems like a class guy, too bad the rest of the team doesn’t follow his example. Be interesting next week as the Atlanta receivers are pretty good . Hope all 4 divisional games turn out to be great.

  24. Wilson rookie of year. Carroll should be coach of year for deciding to start him while everyone called him an idiot for doing so.

  25. Adam Carricker walks into Fed Ex field to watch his Redskins get pasted by the Seahawks.

    Have a seat at the bar Adam, to watch the playoffs next week………loser!!!

  26. No excuses, Skins fans. There were calls that went Seattle’s way and calls that went Washington’s way. Not one call (PI on Santana Moss) was the difference in this game. They could have called PI on MeAngelo Hall on Golden Tate (in the EZ, no less), so one call didn’t make this game. Suck it up and take your lumps.

  27. congrats to seahawks and their fans…there is always next year skins fans, very good game by both teams…now, I’m looking forward to next week games

  28. The only Rookie QB still in it. Nice composure young man. No wonder why you should be named the Rookie of the Year!!!

  29. I feel bad for all the level headed Redskin fans, that Griffin kid is a shining example of human decency. With that said, logicalvoice childish jibber jabber and awful comments made this win sweeter than Popeye’s sweet tea. I am proud of the Seahawks.

  30. yelix says: Jan 6, 2013 7:40 PM

    RG3 should have been taken out much earlier. It was obvious pretty early on that he wasn’t helping the team. Not only that, but Shanahan risked further aggravating his star player’s knee injury, which ended up happening.

    Youre not totally off base, but players play and you cant fault RG3 for playing through pain and trying to help his team win. It was very gutty on his part….hats off to the skins they had a great year

  31. As a neutral party with zero rooting interest, the Seahawks are far and away the best team I saw this weekend.
    It should be pointed out to the quarterback-obsessed, that each of the four winning team’s this weekend got it done with defense.

  32. reed20fence says:
    Jan 6, 2013 7:37 PM
    The best team in Maryland wears black and purple, as does the best MLB of all time.

    Will you still be puffing your chest out all proud like when the Ravens get their a– eaten in Denver?

    Anyways, I hate how all the talk will be about RG3. Healthy or not, Seattle is a better team and dominated the ‘skins after that first quarter.

  33. Seattle just imposed their will. Joe and Troy were pulling for Washington and you could just hear it in their voices. I don’t know how… but I don’t care how this happened. Wilson for Rookie Of The Year.

  34. RGKnee will never be the same. Nice work Shanahan. I’m a Colts fan, and i love what all these rookies bring to the the table. They are all unique in their own way. I’m glad this class of QB’s are the future of the league.

  35. greymares says:
    Jan 6, 2013 7:37 PM
    Atlanta’s in trouble!!!!

    Won’t be facing that high school offense they faced today.

  36. Right now there are hundreds of guys in corduroys and flannels dancing around there subaru outbacks! Partytime….hahahah

  37. Snyder, r2d2 and some sissy that’s not tough enough or too unfit to stay active walk into the Giants training facility to look at shiny new Super Bowl trophies

  38. infectorman says:
    Jan 6, 2013 7:37 PM

    Yet again, NO Pass Interference call on a Blatant take down of Santana Moss.
    Pete Carroll must have pictures of all of the Ref’s with their mistresses.

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    How quickly you forget the blatant two handed shove/pass interference non call that should have given Seattle 1st an goal on the one only a couple minutes before that.

    infectorman says:
    Jan 6, 2013 7:37 PM

    Oh yeah, is there a bigger Jack Ass Punk than Richard Sherman in this league?
    Not a chance

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    Deangelo Hall? Awfully close…

  39. Seattle is a nice football team, but they need to get some class. They play like the Detroit Lions West. First quarter seemed like a near fight on every play. And way too much yak. Button it up, you’re winners now, play like it.

  40. Redskin fan . Seattle was just too good on defense. RG3 should have been pulled for his health . Cousins would have fared no better. The Seahawk defense is solid. Cornerbacks just manhandled the Redskins receivers . Congrats to Seahawks. Russell Wilson is impressive

  41. So much trash talk from redskin fans all week. Now a bunch of excuses. Deangelo hall and Trent Williams are classless losers. Bye bye skins, go away and enjoy your vacation.

  42. All joking aside, good game Redskins. Don’t make excuses for your franchise qb getting hurt though. Everyone knows the field was sloppy on purpose to slow down the seahawks D. It worked, then it backfired miserably. I just hope RG3 is better next year.

  43. blackqbwhiterb says: Jan 6, 2013 8:01 PM

    Hey, we beat Dallas twice!! See ya next season as NFC East favorites!
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    Just shows the Cowboys are still the team to beat! It’s like the Browns playing the Steelers that’s all they care about. Just worry about Dallas Shins fans, it’s all you have to cheer for. LOL!!

  44. usetabe says:
    Jan 6, 2013 8:02 PM
    Seattle is a nice football team, but they need to get some class. They play like the Detroit Lions West. First quarter seemed like a near fight on every play. And way too much yak. Button it up, you’re winners now, play like it.
    ——————————————————–
    You’re partially right. Don’t forget, MeAngelo Hall and Pierre Garcon were also doing their best to mix it up on just about every play.

    And I’ve had enough of Redskins players throwing their hands up looking for a flag on every play. At least I won’t have to watch them do it next week.

  45. In other news Tony Romo has a better playoff winning % than RGIII. Use that knowledge as you may

  46. When you play in the NFC west where all the teams have no offense- play them twice, then get the Bills, Dolphins, Jets…..

    You are going to have a top 10 defense

  47. logicalvoicesays says:
    Jan 6, 2013 7:37 PM
    Between crooks like Goodell and Mara blatantly cheating on the field and off it… taking our cap, suspending our players, crooked refs, letting cheaters like Sherman play, and all the dirty hits allowed towards Robert Griffin, the National Fixed League can stick it. This franchise and RGIII deserve better than to be surrounded by such unfair league. I can see through it and the script calls for Peyton or Bunchen to lift the Lombardi. If anyone wants me, I’ll be watching Hockey or some other league that operates under fair conditions.
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    Want some cheese to go with that whine? Be a man and admit they got whooped on!

  48. This game would have been won if not for the RG injury. No matter. Good game hawks. Next year the Skins will be a team to be reckoned with as we are no longer basement dwellers. We add a few more pieces get some people back healthy were in the NFC Championship next year.

  49. thepvyharvin says: Jan 6, 2013 7:38 PM

    Wilson > RG III
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    Unfair to compare at this point, especially given RG3 played this one on one leg. Certainly Wilson is surrounded by a better team, hence the reason they won. Time will tell. Fans should be excited to see both of these guys play for years to come. What an influx of talent to come into the league at the QB spot this year…gotta love the NFL!

  50. When you play in the NFC west where all the teams have no offense- play them twice, then get the Bills, Dolphins, Jets…..

    You are going to have a top 10 defense

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    Do a little research:

    After this win, Hawks are 7-1 against top 10 rushing offenses in the NFL.
    Had the best record against .500 teams in the league.
    Played Vikes, Patriots, Packers, and Cowboys as well as Bears.

    This defense is good.

  51. lanman11 says:Jan 6, 2013 7:40 PM

    That shot to the face Trent Williams gave Sherman after the game was PRICELESS. Williams is my new favorite player!

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    Maybe you and Trent can become pals. You can invite him over to your house to watch the Seahawks play next weekend. Be carefull, though. Try not embarrass the big fella in any way. i’ve heard that he pushes people in the face when that happens.

  52. What’s that little ‘Crying Shed’ the Skins got set up for Bob 3 Stix all about?
    Hawk Nation HAIL!
    Go Hawks!

  53. Hmmm, let me see here. Seahawks TE, McCoy drops a touchdown catch and Lynch fumbles at the 1 yard line. Final score should’ve been 38-14 and everyone wants to talk about RGIII.

    Seahawks beat that butt!

  54. Nice win for the *’s. anyone else notice how dirty they play? I don’t follow either team, but it seems like Seattle should have had 5 or 6 personal fouls called. Seems like they only want to hurt the opposition, not beat them fair and square. Ah, well, next week is the end of their line anyway.

  55. dd2189 says:
    Jan 6, 2013 7:42 PM
    RG I and done

    u mean the playoffs or his career?

    eli, romo and vick walk nto a bar to watch rg3 tear his acl

  56. When you play in the NFC west where all the teams have no offense- play them twice, then get the Bills, Dolphins, Jets…..

    You are going to have a top 10 defense

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    The division with the best non-division record in 2012…….

    The NFC West.

    But go ahead and keep making excuses, its more fun to watch.

  57. @1standinches-go back to your glory days two decades ago. We got some more work to do.

    2012 Seahawks playoff wins – 1
    2012 Redskins playoff wins – 0

    Now……that’s all.

  58. I bet most skins fans are decent people. Its to bad the scum fans make a bad name for you guys. Im spent on listening to whining about everything from some of these turds. Hawks are so classless blah blah…

    To the decent skins fans… your team played good. Rg3 has alot of heart. You guys should have your division on lock for a few years.

    Your coach is an …. tho for keeping rg3 in the game.

  59. Tough matchup w/ the Hawks but dang… our D was giving the O every chance to take this one which has not been the story this year. As depressing as the loss is, I can look back at the past 20 years and remind myself that for the first time in a long time, we have a lot to look forward to for a long time. RG3 will heal, will be better, will be smarter… the O line will continue to gel in their 2nd full year together, Fred Davis will be back, Garcon will get healthy…. the Defense started to find an identity during the 7 game streak, Brandon Merriweather, Orakpo and Carriker are all back on D plus we build more secondary depth through the draft as Shanny-Allen have proven an ability to do the past 2 years. Maybe they work their usual cap magic and go throw the money at Byrd.

    Skins fans, no reason to hang our heads…. not a bad first year for a team with a couple rooks at the helm.

  60. @topdog…

    We played without a healthy kicker and our one of our best defensive plyers. Lets say everyone is health… what would yournoise hole cry about then?

    If i was you, id be talking mess about shanahan, cuz he almost beat the redskins as bad as the hawks did by leaving a crippled qb in the game.

  61. As a life long, diehard Redskins fan I will say two things…
    1. Congrats to the Seahawks. No ifs, no what ifs, no excuses. Good game but the better team won. Good luck in the playoffs. (Some Skin fans should learn some grace and class)

    2. Great season by the Redskins. Exceeded my wildest dreams. The future is very bright in DC. HTTR! Get healthy RGIII and bring on 2013!

  62. dennisatunity says: Jan 6, 2013 8:35 PM

    Seattle 35
    Atlanta 10
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    LMAO

    You’re gonna find that the Falcons have a better offense than the Cards, Rams, Niners, bills, jets, and Dolphins……. Just saying….

    With the Seattle schedule they should have been the number one seed.

    The defense is not as good as advertised and they are in big trouble on the road with playing against a real offense

    Falcons 42
    Seattle 3

  63. I root against the redskins solely because of logicalvoicesays….
    I kind of like RG3 but he’s not the best QB in the league, healthy or not. Shanahan is not the best coach in the league, Snyder for sure isn’t the best owner. And moss and garçon are so far from the top 5 wrs it’s hilarious.

    You had a good season and great second half… But seriously stop acting the WHOLE world was out to get you. There’s always next year when you can tell us that hankerson should be an all pro.

  64. @steviaquinn

    Falcons 42
    Seattle 3

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    Because the Falcon are such a playoff hardened team…. Win A game in the playoffs before you start spouting off about 39 point beat downs….

  65. infectorman says:
    Jan 6, 2013 7:37 PM
    Yet again, NO Pass Interference call on a Blatant take down of Santana Moss.
    Pete Carroll must have pictures of all of the Ref’s with their mistresses.

    Oh yeah, is there a bigger Jack Ass Punk than Richard Sherman in this league?
    Not a chance

     ——-

    Diary of a scorned, jealous, excuse-making, embarrassed fan.

  66. 8to80texansblog says: Jan 6, 2013 9:40 PM

    Because the Falcon are such a playoff hardened team…. Win A game in the playoffs before you start spouting off about 39 point beat downs….

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    Oh, I dont have to worry about that this year my freind

  67. Wow. Based on these posts; there’s going to be a lot of upset people this time next week when you find out Atlanta is not some sort of ‘bye week’ like most of you and the media geniuses think.

  68. atlanta fans starting already huh??? i just love it!!! next stop on the seattle seahawk freightrain express.. ATLANTA… ps.. good riddance to all u dirty loudmouth immature redskin playets and fan bases.. be lucky seattle only played 3 quarters cause u shoulda lost by THIRTY!! RW=ROY!!!!

    GO HAWKS!!

  69. I am not really a fan of either team but was curious to see what people were saying about the non-call when Moss basically got tackled before the ball got to him on the Skins last legit drive. It was so painfully blatant and the refs keptthe yellow in their pockets. I figure maybe it’s karma coming around after the offensive interference calls back in Hawks/Steelers super bowl (was that 06 or 07?) but regardless that was one of the worst no-calls I have seen in my 35+ years of watching football.

  70. I like the Hawks chances with our QB who has a win in the playoffs. Atlanta QB doesn’t have one yet……..Next week can’t get here soon enough……

    Go Hawks!

  71. Redskins nation, so the Hawks beat us today, it`s not the end of the world. RG3 needs time to get healthy, Orakpo, Carraker and Helu all will come back. We have this up coming draft class to look forward to. Meanwhile, Eli, and his crew and Romo and the boys are yet anouther year older. Who knows what Philly will look like. I like what the future looks like. While I was one of the crowd that disliked Kyle, I must admit that both Shanahan`s have done a damn good job.

  72. royaldawgz says: Jan 7, 2013 12:11 AM

    I am not really a fan of either team but was curious to see what people were saying about the non-call when Moss basically got tackled before the ball got to him on the Skins last legit drive. It was so painfully blatant and the refs keptthe yellow in their pockets. I figure maybe it’s karma coming around after the offensive interference calls back in Hawks/Steelers super bowl (was that 06 or 07?) but regardless that was one of the worst no-calls I have seen in my 35+ years of watching football.

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    After the bad snap fumble by RG3 and his center. Golden Tate got a clean release in the end zone, Redskin defender had his hand on his shoulder and pulled him back as he was trying to catch the TD to put Hawks up by 14 – non call. Keep watching football but a little closer because those missed calls happen every game.

  73. Themackstrong.. The two calls were not even close.. Moss taken down…ankles wrapped up and taken down. It would have been a nice tackle if it didn’t happend while the ball was still in the air. Incidental contact is part of the game-guys get tangled up, a push here, a grab there… You are obviously a Hawks fan. Am not saying the Skins would have pulled it out was simply making an observation.. Watch it a little closer huh? I love when people on here try and make it personal… I will make sure to have my monocle on next week..

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