Seattle, WA- Seattle Seahawks’ FG Kicker Blair Walsh missed three field goals that put the Seahawks in a position to lose the game. The three fields goals that were missed were crucial in this loss against the Washington Redskins.
The headline for this game was the defense for both of these two teams. Seattle struck gold first with Bobby Wagner taking down Kirk Cousins in the end zone for a safety, which put the Seahawks up 2-0. After Cousins threw an interception, Seattle got the ball back in good field position. but they could not capitalize on the Redskins’ mistake, so they had to settle for a field goal. The field goal attempt went wide left.
After a Russell Wilson interception, Washington took it to the Seahawks secondary. With a mixture of pass and run, the Redskins scored a touchdown to go up 7-2. However on the next possession Wilson and Jimmy Graham would connect for a 20-yard pass play, as well as a magnificent catch by Doug Baldwin to put Seattle in scoring position, but again Walsh missed another field goal.
Before half Walsh would get a third attempt to put points on the board for Seattle, but it was partially blocked.
The halftime score was 7-2 and an offensive struggle for both teams.
In the second half, the Redskins did just enough to tack on three points to extend the lead to 10-8, but both offensives were not clicking. Every time Seattle looked to have some type of productivity gaining yards, they would hurt themselves by getting penalties. In today’s game, 11 penalties were recorded and again the run game was not there.
In the Fourth Quarter, the Wilson magic show started. After a few big plays down the field by Graham, Baldwin, and Wilson putting pressure on the Redskins’secondary, Seattle finally got in position to score a touchdown but failed on a two-point conversion. With the momentum swinging back on Seattle’s side, the Redskins looked to be in trouble. On the next position for the Redskins, Cousins was backed up near the Seahawks’ end zone with a third and long and Seattle brought the house on him. He was sacked, but as he was going to the ground, he fumbled the ball and one of Seattle’s defenders got on top of the ball and it looked to be a touchdown for Seattle. After a booth review, the call was reversed and Washington caught a big break
With only a couple minutes left in regulation, Seattle went down the field and created the nail bitter illusion once again. Every time the Redskins would get a break or have Wilson in their grasps, Wilson will make something out of nothing. Off of a Redskins’ mistake that left Doug Baldwin free to the end zone, Wilson connected with him and he scored
However, Cousins had some magical throws that would cap off a 1-yard touchdown run and ruin the victory celebration for Seattle.
Wilson ended the game 24 of 45 for 297 yards, two touchdowns, and two interceptions.
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