LANDOVER, Md., Jan. 6 (UPI) -- Marshawn Lynch put Seattle ahead with a 27-yard TD run Sunday and the Seahawks rallied past Washington 24-14 in an NFC wild card playoff game.
Lynch's scoring run with 7:08 left in the game gave the Seahawks their first lead and Steven Hauschka added the second of his two field goals 1 1/2 minutes later following a Robert Griffin III fumble to seal the victory.
Lynch finished with 132 yards on 20 carries and Russell Wilson accounted for 254 total yards with a touchdown pass as Seattle overcame a 14-0 first-quarter deficit to advance to next week's divisional round.
There they will next play at NFC top seed Atlanta.
Wilson went 15-of-26 through the air for 187 yards and carried the ball eight times for 67 yards as the Seahawks broke an eight-game post-season road losing streak.
Griffin completed 10-of-19 passes for 84 yards, two TDs, an interception and a lost fumble for the Redskins, re-injuring his troublesome right knee in the fourth quarter.
Logan Paulsen and Evan Royster each caught a scoring pass for the losers.
|Additional Sports News Stories|
LOS ANGELES, May 18 (UPI) --The first film based on the work of humor writer David Sedaris was selected to screen on opening night of Los Angeles' Outfest, The Hollywood Reporter said.
OVERLAND PARK, Kan., May 18 (UPI) --U.S. phone service Sprint said it would mitigate the hardship on U.S. Cellular customers affected by Sprint's purchase of some of Cellular's business.