The Washington Redskins’ brilliant first quarter performance may have made people decide on an early winner, but what followed still remains to be a surprise. The Seattle Seahawk’s avenging performance post the first quarter, put back the team into the competing lines, ultimately leading them to emerge victorious against the Redskins with a score line: 24 – 14.
The Brilliant First Quarter:
The first quarter of the game witnessed the domination of the Redskins’, whose impressive gameplay put them in the lead with 14 points and the Seahawks with 0. Even before the clock showed six minutes of runtime, the Redskins shelved themselves in a comfortable position with two touchdown passes from Robert Griffin III. The first one was a 4yard pass to Evan Royster and the other 4 yard pass to Logan Paulsen. Sadly their scoring streak ended with this one and a score of 14 was the maximum the team managed to pile up for the rest of the game.
The Seattle Seahawks arrived roaring in the second quarter of the game with one touchdown and 2 field goals, to put the team in a 14-13 situation. The scores in the second quarter include the contributions of Steven Hauschka (two field goals), and a touchdown pass from Russell Wilson by Michael Robinson.
The third quarter was devoid of scores, but witnessed a close call from the Seahawks’ running back Marshawn Lynch, as he tripped, a yard off the score line, but answered back to the fumble with his 27 yard touchdown in the 4th quarter. The touchdown was made when just seven was minutes left in the game, to put the Seahawks in the lead with 21-14. And later, a field goal was then scored by Steven, who further put the team in a comfortable zone with a score – 24 – 14.
Robert Griffin III, the Washington Redskin rookie quarterback suffered an extensive knee injury during the fourth quarter of the playoff. He encountered the injury on his right knee, when trying to field a shotgun snap at the Redskin’s 12 yard line. The injury was severe to the extent that he restrained himself from recovering the ball, giving the Seahawks’ an extra edge over the possession. Unable to continue, he then left the field under his own power amidst heavy cheers and fan support. This was Griffin’s third consistent game after his alleged knee sprain he aggravated, while playing against the Baltimore Ravens.
The Bottom Line:
The Seattle Seahawks dominated the entire game and emerged victorious in the wild card playoff, thereby ending the winning streak of the Redskins. The Seahawks will face the top seeded Atlanta Falcons in their next game.