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Quarter notes: Second

Russell Wilson

In a nutshell: Redskins 14, Seahawks 13. After going down 14-0 in the first quarter, the Seahawks outscored the Redskins 13-0 in the second quarter. They got on the board with Steven Hauschka’s 32-yard field goal that capped a 12-play, 66-yard drive that started in the first quarter. Russell Wilson hit his first three passes for 48 yards and ran once for 19 yards, but his third-down pass to Sidney Rice hit the crossbar to force the Seahawks to settle for a field goal. The Seahawks’ defense then forced a three-and-out, and Wilson led an eight-play, 73-yard drive that ended with his 4-yard TD pass to Michael Robinson – who also had a 19-yard reception. Marshawn Lynch ran 20 yards with a Wilson fumble on the drive. On the Redskins’ second play of the next series, Pro Bowl free safety Earl Thomas intercepted Robert Griffin III’s pass that was intended for Pierre Garcon, giving the Seahawks the ball at the Seattle 26. The Seahawks then drove 63 yards in 10 plays to a 29-yarder by Hauschka, who had left the game with a sprained ankle but return to get the Seahawks within one as time expired. Wilson and Doug Baldwin hooked up twice on the drive for 39 yards.

Player of the quarter: Hauschka. Yes, Wilson led the three scoring drives. But the kicker gets the nod for kicking two field goals, including the 29-yarder when he had to almost skip onto the field because of his sore ankle.

Play of the quarter: The TD pass from Wilson to Robinson. There were longer plays. There were plays the converted third downs. But that pass finally got the Seahawks the end zone and allowed them to get back into the game.

Number of the quarter: 4. Make that the number of the half, as each of the three TD passes covered that many yards.


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