The Redskins got out to an early lead thanks to a forced fumble by their linebacker Zach Brown which was then picked up by left outside linebacker Ryan Kerrigan for a touchdown. Following the turnover, the Seahawks wasted no time in finding the end zone. On the seventh play of their drive quarterback Russell Wilson threw a pass to his wide receiver Tyler Lockett, who then took it 36 yards for a touchdown. The Seahawks trailed the Redskins 7-6 following a missed extra point try by their kicker Blair Walsh.
Things stayed closed for much of the first half. But, with under 2 minutes left in the half, Wilson marched his team down the field and on the ninth play of the drive wide receiver Jimmy Graham caught the ball in the end zone for his seventh touchdown of the season, which gave the Seahawks a 7-13 lead heading into halftime.
Coming out of the half, the Seahawks got an early scare as Wilson’s pass to wide receiver Doug Baldwin was intercepted by Redskins corner back Bashaud Breeland, who then took it back for a touchdown. But, lucky for the Seahawks, Redskins right outside linebacker Junior Galette was called off-sides, thus negating the touchdown and giving the Seahawks an extra 5 yards. Thanks to that, the Seahawks managed to drive up the field and put up an additional three points to take a 7-16 lead.
Following the field goal, neither team was able to put up more points in the third quarter. The Seahawks nine point lead remained intact all the way past the two minute warning. But, with 1:14 left in the game Redskins quarterback Kirk Cousins had a pass go off the back of Seahawks corner back DeShawn Shead and into the arms of wide receiver Terrelle Pryor Sr for a late game touchdown. With the touchdown and the extra point made by kicker Dustin Hopkins, the Seahawks lead was down to just two.
Now with a one score game, the Redskins lined up for an onside kick and thanks to a few lucky bounces they managed to recover the ball. Unfortunately, the Redskins were unable to do anything with the ball and therefore lost this one 14-16.
With the win the Seahawks improved to 6-2 and will head out on the road next week to take on the Arizona Cardinals. Meanwhile, the loss drops the Redskins to an dismal 2-6 as they head back home to take on the Minnesota Vikings.