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Seahawks 24, Redskins 14

Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson runs for a first down in the third quarter, leaving Redskins tackle Barry Cofield behind.

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Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson runs for a first down in the third quarter, leaving Redskins tackle Barry Cofield behind.

LANDOVER, Md. — Russell Wilson raced ahead to throw the final block on Marshawn Lynch's go-ahead touchdown run, and the Seahawks finally had a victorious road show.

Robert Griffin III's knee buckled as he tried to field a bad shotgun snap, leaving the Redskins an offseason to worry about their franchise player's health.

The last rookie quarterback standing in the NFL playoffs is Wilson, third-round pick who teamed with Lynch on Sunday to lead Seattle to a 24-14 victory over RG3 and Washington.

Lynch ran for 132 yards, and Wilson was 15-of-26 for 187 yards and added 67 yards rushing for the Seahawks, who overcame a 14-0 first-quarter hole, their biggest deficit of the season.

According to ESPN Stats and Info, Seattle was the third team to win a playoff game when trailing by at least 14 after one quarter, joining the 1957 Lions and 2003 Eagles.

The Seahawks (12-5) will visit the NFC's top seed, the Atlanta Falcons, next Sunday.

"It was only two touchdowns, but it's still a big comeback and in this setting and the crowd, it's a marvelous statement about the guys resolve and what is going on," Seattle coach Pete Carroll said. "It's not about how you start but how you finish."

Seattle is riding a six-game winning streak, having ended any doubts about holding its own outside the Pacific Northwest. The Seahawks were 3-5 on the road in the regular season and had lost eight straight road playoff games, the last win coming in December 1983 at Miami.

The day began with three rookie quarterbacks in the playoffs, but No. 1 overall pick Andrew Luck was eliminated when Indianapolis lost 24-9 to Baltimore earlier in the day.

Lynch's change-of-direction, 27-yard touchdown run — with Wilson leading the way, nudging safety Madieu Williams near the goal line — and a two-point conversion gave the Seahawks a 21-14 lead with 7:08 remaining.

"Marshawn always tells me, 'Russ, I got your back, no matter what,' " Wilson said. "So I just try to help him out every cone in a while when he gets downfield."

On the second play of the next drive for Washington (10-7), Griffin's heavily braced right knee buckled badly as he tried to field a bad shotgun snap on second and 22 at the Redskins' 12-yard line. He lay on the ground, unable to recover the ball as Seattle pounced on it.

Griffin, the No. 2 overall pick, did not return to the game (see notebook), his third since spraining his right knee last month against the Ravens.

Having recovered the fumble, the Seahawks got a short field goal by Steven Hauschka, who injured his left ankle in the first half. He relinquished kickoff duties but hit three field goals and his only extra-point try.

Seahawks 24, Redskins 14 01/06/13 [Last modified: Sunday, January 6, 2013 10:36pm]
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