Seahawks fall at home to Washington 23-17
November 27, 2011, 5:02 pm
The Washington Redskins outplayed the Seahawks in the fourth quarter, rallying for a 23-17 victory on Sunday to snap their six-game losing streak.
Marshawn Lynch ran for 100-plus yards for the third time in the past four games, and scored a touchdown in his seventh-consecutive game. Red Bryant blocked his third field-goal attempt of the season, and then got a hand on a PAT attempt as well. Cornerbacks Brandon Browner and Richard Sherman both intercepted passes.
In a season of growing pains for this young club, this one hurt more than the previous six losses because of the way the Seahawks lost this one – at home, against a beatable opponent, when so much was laid out in front of them to turn their 2-6 start into a second-half surge.
The Redskins took a 7-0 lead by doing something they hadn’t done all season – driving 80 yards in 14 plays to a touchdown on their first series. That one was Rex Grossman’s two yard touchdown pass to tight end Fred Davis. But there also was a 28-yard scoring run by rookie Roy Helu and Grossman’s 50-yard TD pass to Anthony Armstrong on a third-and-19 play. Both came in the fourth quarter after the Seahawks had taken a 17-7 lead on Lynch’s 20-yard scoring run. There was also Jackson’s 15-yard TD pass to Golden Tate and a 36-yard field goal from Steve Hauschka.
The Redskins had sixteen unanswered fourth-quarter points on two touchdowns, in the final 10 minutes against a Seahawks defense that had yielded a league low 60 fourth quarter points and five touchdowns in the first ten games.
The painful loss also came with injuries, as middle linebacker David Hawthorne (knee) and wide receivers Sidney Rice (head) and Mike Williams (shoulder) left the game and did not return. Meanwhile wide receiver Doug Baldwin (shoulder) and linebacker Leroy Hill (foot) were injured but returned. If that wasn't enough it's a quick turnaround for the Seahawks with the Philadelphia Eagles headed to Seattle this Thursday.
Up next for the Seahawks... the Philadelphia Eagles at CenturyLink Field Thursday December 1st in Seattle. Kickoff just after 5pm on Sports Radio 750 The Game.