Quarter notes: Fourth

Marshawn Lynch, London Fletcher, Ryan Kerrigan

In a nutshell: Seahawks 24, Redskins 14: The Seahawks finally took the lead with 7:08 left in the game when Marshawn Lynch scored on a 27-yard run to cap an eight-play, 79-yard drive. Lynch also had an 18-yarder, while Russell Wilson passed 22 yards to tight end Zach Miller on a third-and-10 play. The Seahawks went for two on the PAT and Wilson passed to Miller again for a seven-point lead. The Seahawks then got the ball right back – at the Redskins’ 5-yard line – as Robert Griffin III dropped the center’s snap and Seahawks defensive tackle Clinton McDonald recovered. Steven Hauschka kicked a 24-yard field goal to make it 24-14 with 5:32 to play.

The Seahawks played the quarter without sack leader Chris Clemons, who injured his left knee in the third quarter.

Player of the quarter: Lynch. After fumbling at the Redskins’ 2-yard line in the third quarter, Lynch atoned by giving the Seahawks the lead on his TD run. Honorable mention to rookie Bruce Irvin, who had a sack and deflected pass in the quarter while subbing for Clemons.

Play of the quarter: Lynch’s TD, which was living proof of the Pete Carroll adage that “It’s not how you start, it’s how you finish.”

Number of the quarter: 1983. That had been the last, and only, time the Seahawks had won a playoff game on the road.


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