The Seattle Seahawks were on the road and down 14-0 to the Washington Redskins. Little did we know the 'Hawks had them right where they wanted them. Seattle rattled off 24 unanswered points and left Robert Griffin III hobbled and out of the game to beat the 'Skins 24-14. The loss means head coach Mike Shanahan remains with just one playoff win since winning Super Bowl XXXIII in 1999 - John Elway's final game.
Russell Wilson was 15/26 for 187 yards, while rushing for 67 more and Marshawn Lynch totaled 132 yards of his own for the Seahwaks who outrain the Redskins 224-104.
It looked like it might be a blowout when the Redskins went the length of the field twice in the first quarter to take a 14-0 lead, but RGIII re-injured his knee during the second scoring drive and was never the same, hobbling noticeably the rest of the game before leaving for good in the 4th quarter when his knee appeared to buckle and give out for good.
Seattle dominated the game after the early scores but the game remained close, with Washington clinging to a 14-13 lead heading into the 4th quarter. Seattle took the lead for good with 7:20 to go on a bruising 27-yard run by Lynch.
The win by the Seahawks means the stage is set for next weekend's divisional round games. The schedule is below(all times Mile High Time)
SATURDAY, JANUARY 12, 2013
SUNDAY, JANUARY 13, 2013
11:00AM - Seattle Seahawks at Atlanta Falcons(FOX)
We'll have much more on all the playoff matchups all week on MHR!