Quarter notes: Third

Russell Wilson, London Fletcher

In a nutshell: Redskins 14, Seahawks 13. The Seahawks took the kickoff to open the second half and drove to the Redskins’ 1-yard line, but Redskins linebacker London Fletcher forced Marshawn Lynch to fumble and defensive end Jarvis Jenkins recovered. Lynch had carried for 26 yards on the first play of the half and for 15 to the Redskins’ 2. But the defense held, forcing the Redskins to punt after they had gained 23 yards on eight plays, as Richard Sherman tipped a third-down pass incomplete.

Player of the quarter: Fletcher. The Seahawks were on the doorstep of a go-ahead score, until the Redskins’ 37-year-old linebacker separated Lynch and the ball with 10½ minutes to play in the quarter.

Play of the quarter: Fletcher’s fumble-forcing hit, of course.

Number of the quarter: 0. Following a 27-point first half, neither team scored in the quarter.


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