SEATTLE, WA — The Seattle Seahawks are looking to become the first team in league history to win back to back championships. With the best record in the league, for the second straight season, they earned home field advantage throughout the playoffs. Their quest for a repeat started by hosting the best team in the NFC East, the Washington Redskins.
Down by 10 with 2:34 left in the game the Redskins needed to convert a 4th and 10 to keep their hopes of comeback alive. Washington’s QB Kirk Cousins hiked the ball out of the shotgun formation and as he stood in the pocket, looking around for an open receiver, he decided to throw it deep into the end zone. Washington’s WR Leonard Hankerson almost came down with the ball in the end zone but Seattle’s SS Kam Chancellor was able to knock it out of the air which ended any chance of a Redskins comeback. Seattle was able to pick up two first downs on their possession to run out the clock and punch their ticket to the NFC Championship game for the second straight season.