Lynch, Wilson lead Seahawks over Redskins
By The Associated Press
Published: Sunday, January 6, 2013, 9:24 p.m.
Updated: Sunday, January 6, 2013
LANDOVER, Md. — Russell Wilson raced ahead to throw the final block on Marshawn Lynch's go-ahead touchdown run, and the Seattle Seahawks finally looked good on the road.
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, who teamed with Lynch on Sunday to lead the Seahawks to a 24-14 victory.
Lynch ran for 131 yards, and Wilson threw for 187 yards and ran eight times for 67 yards for the Seahawks, who overcame a 14-0 first-quarter hole — their biggest deficit of the season.
The Seahawks were 3-5 on the road in the regular season and had lost eight straight road playoff games.
Lynch's change-of-direction, 27-yard touchdown run — with Wilson leading the way — and a two-point conversion gave the Seahawks a 21-14 lead with 7:08 remaining. Then came the play that essentially put the outcome to rest.
On the second play of the Redskins' next possession, Griffin's heavily braced right knee buckled as he tried to field a bad shotgun snap. Griffin walked off the field under his own power but did not return. The extent of the injury was not immediately known.
Griffin had been looking gimpy since tumbling backward following an ill-advised sidearm throw in the first quarter. Redskins coach Mike Shanahan said Griffin wanted to continue.
“I think I did put myself at more risk,” Griffin said. “But every time you get on the field, you're putting yourself on the line.”
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