Down 14-0, the Seattle Seahawks ripped off 24 unanswered points to stun the Washington Redskins, 24-14, at FedEx Field on Sunday in an NFC Wild Card game.
Seattle utilized strong defense and a slowed Robert Griffin III to turn the momentum of the game in what turned out to be the biggest postseason comeback win in Seahawks history.
The Seahawks trailed 14-13 heading into the fourth quarter but a 27-yard touchdown run by Marshawn Lynch gave Seattle its first lead of the day.
On the following Redskins drive, RGIII couldn’t recover a low snap and further injured his already compromised right knee.
Prior to Washington’s second touchdown of the day, Griffin re-injured his right knee but returned. Finally in the fourth quarter, Griffin’s good fortune ran out after the botched snapped was recovered at the Washington 5.
The Seahawks tacked on a field goal and punched their ticket to the NFC Divisional playoffs. They’ll visit the NFC’s top seed, the Atlanta Falcons, next Sunday at 1.