Washington Football Team secured its 3rd consecutive win with a tough defensive game with Russell Wilson not allowed to be himself. It was his last chance to turn around the hopes of the Seahawks. But their playoff hopes have dwindled. Despite a final effort for a comeback, they let the game slip away.
Ron Rivera’s team has come into its own in recent weeks. They have flummoxed both Cam Newton and Tom Brady. The Seattle Seahawks’ run on the ball was suffocated by Washington’s defense.
Washington Head Coach Happy With The Way Team Fought Against Seahawks
Rivera was happy with the way his team fought. He said that they were able to come out on top despite the injuries, and he was happy for the team.
Taylor Heinicke’s 4th-down pass to Thomas on the goal line was ruled as incomplete. Wilson then took the Seahawks on a 96-yard touchdown in less than 2 minutes. A memorable comeback was prevented on his final return when 2-pointer to Swain was intercepted by Fuller. That prevented Wilson from a memorable comeback on his 33rd birthday.
Washington, on the other hand, went into the final NFC wild-card spot after this win. Confidence has returned to the locker room and there is a good reason as the season promises to turn around.
Heinicke sent a touchdown pass to McKissic. McKissic ran for another and got 56 scrimmage yards.
Heinicke said of Russell that he can never be counted out. He appeared to get a second chance when it seemed that the Seahawks had recovered an outside kick. But the Seahawks were penalized for illegal formation on their first attempt and failed in their second.
The Washington vs. Seahawks game marked a departure from prime-time typical results. It was Washington’s first win at home for the 3rd time in 20 tries. The Seahawks went down 11-4 in such a situation with Pete Carroll as the coach for the 11th season.