For the third time in seven years, the Seahawks defeated the Redskins in the postseason. Talk about seriously having somebody’s number.
Down 14-0 in the first quarter, an unusual deficit for the Seahawks, the men in the neon-green and blue jerseys escaped the trenches of DC rallying behind their freshman leader. Rookie QB Russel Wilson led his troops and put on a stellar show: 187 yards passing, a touchdown, and 67 yards rushing.
Coach Pete Carrol labeled RG3’s performance “freakin’ gallant” but his efforts fell short as his apparent knee injury affected what would’ve been the team’s eighth consecutive victory.
Wilson completed strikes to seven different receivers and five players recorded 20 or more yards. Marshawn Lynch was unstoppable – “Beast Mode” turned on full swing and rumbled over the Redskins defense for 132 yards.
The highlight of the game generated from a miscue, a failed exchange on an option-read between the rookie QB and the veteran back. Wilson mishandled the slippery ball and it fell forward in the vicinity of Lynch. The 5th-year draft pick from California spotted it, scooped the ball up with one hand and trucked over oncoming defenders for a 20-yard gain.
“I [Lynch] always got your back,” quoted Wilson in his post-game interview.
Congrats to the Seahawks, on silencing all the critics who claimed how different they are on the road. The journey for these road warriors only gets harder, as they’ll fly to the Georgia Dome next week to oust the Falcons.