6 Best Highlights from Seahawks vs. Redskins

Jesse ReedCorrespondent IJanuary 6, 2013

Jan 6, 2013; Landover, MD, USA; Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch (24) carries the ball to score a touchdown as Washington Redskins inside linebacker Perry Riley (56) and outside linebacker Ryan Kerrigan (91) chase in the fourth quarter of the NFC Wild Card playoff game at FedEx Field.  The Seahawks win 24-14. Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

Well, the NFL saved the best for last on Wild Card Weekend. 

The Seattle Seahawks and Washington Redskins put on a show at FedEx Field on Sunday evening, and rookies Robert Griffin III and Russell Wilson both made big plays for their respective teams.

The Seahawks won the game by a score of 24-14, sealing the victory with a late field goal after Robert Griffin III went down with a knee injury and lost a fumble in the process.

Here are the game's biggest highlights.


Robert Griffin III Strikes First

A few plays after Alfred Morris broke off a sweet run, the Redskins scored the game's first points when RG3 hit running back Evan Royster for a four-yard touchdown.

It was a perfect pass in between two defenders, and Royster admirably hung on to the ball when he got hammered.


RG3 Strikes Again

Before the Seahawks had a chance to even blink, the Redskins went up 14-0.

Griffin hit a wide-open Logan Paulsen, who was somehow not accounted for by the Seahawks defense. 

The momentum was clearly in the Redskins favor, but alas, it was not meant to last. 


Sidney Rice's Tip-Toed Snag

The athleticism we see from the NFL's top players never ceases to amaze me.

Rice made an exceptional play to extend for the catch, and then his body control to tap both toes in bounds before getting shoved out was simply breathtaking.


Russell Wilson and the Seahawks Fight Back

After getting hammered in the first quarter, the Seahawks owned the second quarter and beyond. 

Wilson got the comeback going in full earnest with this beautifully designed play, hitting fullback Michael Robinson for an easy score. 


Beast Mode Erupts

Both running backs in this game played well, but Lynch dominated the second half. 

His touchdown run here embodies the entire Seahawks team, as he showed speed, vision, agility and raw power from start to finish.


Robert Griffin Goes Down

Watching RG3 play in this game was painful. 

You just knew he was gutting it out, as every time he tried to run his face tightened up into a grimaced expression of pain.

Finally, late in the fourth quarter, his knee gave out, and it happened on a play nobody expected. Griffin was in shotgun and received a low snap. When he attempted to reach down for the ball, his knee just buckled.

The Seahawks recovered the fumble, scored a field goal to go up by 10 points, and Griffin never went back into the game.


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