Seattle Seahawks at Washington Redskins 10/6/14 NFL Score, Recap, News and Notes
Final Score: Seahawks 27, Redskins 17
October 6, 2014
Finishing up the NFL action on “Monday Night Football” in Week 5, we had a cross-country NFC battle between the Seahawks and the Redskins. Seattle was making the trip to D.C. well-rested after a Week 4 bye, and Washington was simply trying to make everyone forget their Thursday-night drubbing at the hands of the Giants back on September 25.
Let’s take a closer look at the stats and key players from this one so that we can figure out why things played out the way they did. Afterward, we’ll take a peek forward to Week 6 to see what’s in store for both teams.
What Happened: If not for a series of foot-shooting penalties, the Seahawks would have simply run away with this game. As it was, things were a little closer than was comfortable. The team can be thankful for QB Russell Wilson, who got things started with a 15-yard pass to Jermaine Kearse. That was the only scoring of the quarter.
In the second, the Seahawks added a Steven Hauschka field goal and a 9-yard TD run from Wilson before the Redskins could respond on a 60-yard DeSean Jackson TD catch courtesy of Kirk Cousins. At the half, it was 17-7 in favor of the Seahawks.
The only scoring in the third was a 27-yard field goal from Kai Forbath that got the ‘Skins to within a TD.
In the fourth, Marshawn Lynch contributed a 9-yard Wilson TD pass, but Washington responded late on a 6-yard Andre Roberts scoring catch that made it 24-17.
The Seahawks were able to hold strong, though, and put the game away on a 43-yard Hauschka field goal for a 27-17 victory.
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The Stars: Let’s be blunt: Wilson saved this game for the Seahawks. He was near unstoppable on most drives, posting 201 pass yards with a pair of scores and adding a career-high 122 rush yards on 11 attempts. Lynch added 72 of his own for a total of 225 yards on the ground for Seattle.
On the other side, Jackson had an outstanding stat line: five receptions; 157 yards and a score. Cousins posted 283 and the two touchdowns.
The Goats: There are a few glaring stats to point out here. For one, the Seahawks had 13 penalties for 90 yards, which almost gave the game away. Percy Harvin may have set an NFL record for having touchdowns called back due to penalties, as he missed out on three scores due to fouls.
As for the Redskins, they totaled just 32 rush yards as a team and lost the time of possession battle by 25:04 to 34:56. Furthermore, they simply couldn’t capitalize on the Seahawks’ mistakes.
Injuries: Lynch didn’t initially come into the game until the Seahawks’ second series. He was reportedly dealing with muscle tightness and was attempting to loosen up before hitting the field.
Outlook: Looking ahead to Week 6, both teams will play on Sunday, October 12 at 4:25 PM ET on FOX. The Redskins will head to Arizona to take on the Cardinals, while the Seahawks will host the Cowboys.
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