The Seattle Seahawks defeated the Washington Redskins today 24-14 after digging a hole for itself in the first 12:30 minutes, trailing by 14 points. Washington opened the game with a five-minute, nine play 81-yard drive ending on a 4-yard touchdown pass over the middle from quarterback Robert Griffin III to running back Evan Royster.
After the ensuing kickoff, the Seahawks went three-and-out, punting back to the Redskins.
Starting from its own 46-yardline, Washington sustained an 11 play drive, ending it with another 4-yard pass from Griffin to tight end Logan Paulsen. With 2:30 remaining in the first quarter, both Redskins drives had the Seahawks defense on its heals and it looked like it might be a very long day for Seahawks fans.
The early Washington points, however, would be the only scores Redskins fans would enjoy the remainder of the game as Seattle tightened its defense and got its offense on track.
Head Coach Pete Carroll lead his team after the game shouting “Can you win a game in the first quarter?” “No!” his players replied loudly. “Can you win a game in the second quarter?” “No!” “Can you win a game in the third quarter?” “No!” “Can you win a game in the fourth quarter?” “Yes!” the team screamed with jubilation. “I’ve been waiting to do that one for a long time.” Carroll jokingly bellowed.
Seahawks fans with weak hearts and short fingernails will most certainly hope coach Carroll won’t need to make the same sort of post game speech again throughout the remainder of the NFL playoffs.
Seattle travels to the Georgia Dome next Sunday to face the 13-3 Atlanta Falcons for an NFC Divisional Game at 1:00 pm.
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