Seattle hangs on to defeat Washington, 20-15

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Washington entered the fourth quarter down 20-3 and scored a pair of touchdowns to narrow Seattle’s lead to just five points.

Needing a touchdown, the Football Team got down to Seattle’s 23-yard line with 1:18 left.

That’s when the Seahawks came up with back-to-back sacks — one from defensive end L.J. Collier and one from Carlos Dunlap to set up fourth-and-24. Quarterback Dwayne Haskins’ pass to the end zone fell incomplete, ending Washington’s threat and sealing Seattle’s 20-15 victory.

The Seahawks’ ground attack was key in controlling the game, as they rushed for 181, averaging 7.0 yards per carry. Running back Chris Carson led the way with 63 yards, but Carlos Hyde had the game-breaking play with a 50-yard touchdown early in the third quarter. It was Seattle’s longest run of the season.

Quarterback Russell Wilson was 18-of-27 for 121 yards with a touchdown and an interception. He also had six carries for 52 yards, including a 38-yard run.

Despite playing without starting right tackle Brandon Shell — and left guard Mike Iupati left with a neck injury during the game — the Seahawks did not allow a sack. Washington rookie defensive lineman Chase Young had just three tackles.

In his first start since Week 4, Haskins finished 38-of-55 passing for 295 yards with a touchdown and two interceptions. He also had 28 yards rushing.

Tight end Logan Thomas caught 13 passes for 101 yards and wide receiver Terry McLaurin caught seven passes for 77 yards.

With the win, Seattle will at least stay tied with the Rams atop the NFC West regardless of their divisional opponent’s Sunday result. The Seahawks and Rams will meet in Week 16.

At 6-8, Washington can’t finish above .500. But the Football Team will at least be tied for first place in the NFC East heading into Week 16 — even if the Giants beat the Browns on Sunday Night Football.

9 responses to “Seattle hangs on to defeat Washington, 20-15

  1. I loved it in the playoffs last year when the Packers earned the game sealing 1st down and Carroll threw a tantrum like a 2 year old whose mom wouldn’t buy him that candy at the store.

  2. Haskins is terrible. RG3 all over again. Sign Alex Smith to 30 years and 200 gazillion bucks…and cut Haskins. #OSUStinks

  3. I loved the game where Golden Tate caught a beautiful TD on front of some replacement refs and Packer fans cried for a decade about it.

  4. I loved the game where Matt Hasselbeck said on mic “we want the ball and we’re gonna score” then threw the losing puck 6.

  5. Joe Theisman is wondering if they can re-retire his jersey right now. Along with Dwayne Haskins.

  6. I keep waiting for Pete Carroll to realize that you can’t stop playing in the 3rd because you have a lead. Even bad NFL teams can put points up in a hurry when you go into complete prevent mode on both offense and defense. He phoned it in at half time against the Giants with a 5-0 lead, lost. Went into prevent against the Cards and ended up losing in OT. So many other games that shouldn’t have even been close end up coming down to the Seahawks defense having to make a stop on the final drive to secure the win. Pete just has no killer instinct. He’s just like Holmgren going into prevent way too early in games instead of keeping your foot on the gas and putting games away.

  7. This is rediculous! Most Pro-Bowlers in league [w/Ravens&Packers], yet Seahawks struggle against worst in league NFC-E. I was rooting for the George Washingtons, because Pete Carroll needs a major wake-up call, and kick in the derriere.

    With veteran Super Bowl talent, and top pair of QB-WR in league, they’ll be one-n-done in playoffs.

    At least one loss can be attributed to not re-signing UFA Center Justin Britt, before Pocic went down. Where does that food go which Russ cooks? In the sack — because Carroll-Schneider don’t prioritize the offensive line.

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