The Washington Redskins rallied late and held on to beat the Seattle Seahawks 17-14 at a rainy, wet and stunned CenturyLink Field.
Down 14-10 with 1:34 to play and on their own 30 yard line Washington (4-4) never panicked. Quarterback Kirk Cousins calmly hit wide out Brian Quick with a 31-yard pass. On the next play he noticed that wide out Josh Doctson had single coverage.
He called and audible and launched a 38-yard pass down the left sideline that Doctson dove full-out and caught rolling to the one-yard line.
From there running back Rob Kelley scored the game-winning touchdown.
Cousins took them 70 yards in 35 seconds.
Washington had to withstand a Russell Wilson answer but his Hail Mary throw into the end zone was knocked down by veteran defensive back Deangelo Hall and the Redskins could finally enjoy a sweet victory in Seattle.
The Redskins defense won the game and shutout the Seahawks until the fourth quarter. Seattle had 437 yards to 244 for the Redskins but really hurt themselves with 16 penalties for 138 yards.
Cousins was 21 for 31 for 247 yards and was tackled in the end zone in the first quarter giving the Seahawks a 2-0 lead.
Vernon Davis was his favorite target catching six passes for 72 yards. Doctson had three receptions for 59 yards and Quick came off the bench to snag three catches for 49 yards.
Kelley rushed for 18 yards on 14 carries and scored two touchdowns.
Wilson finished the game 24 for 45 for 297 yards with two touchdown passes and two interceptions.
Washington’s pass rush had him scrambling for his life all game and he finished as Seattle’s leading rusher with 77 yards on 10 carries.
The Redskins scored their first touchdown on a one-yard Kelley run making the score a baseball-like 7-2 with 2:52 to go in the second quarter. They added a 28-yard field goal to take a 10-2 lead with 10:19 to go in the third quarter.
Wilson then went to work and threw a 10-yard TD pass to Luke Willson making the score 10-8 after a missed two-point conversion with 11:48 to go in the game.
Wilson then rallied the Seahawks as he is famous for doing and his 30-yard scoring pass to Doug Baldwin with 1:34 to play gave the Seahawks a 14-10 lead after another failed two-point conversion setting up the exciting finish.
Baldwin led Seattle with seven catches for 108 yards and one touchdown and Jimmy Graham caught five passes for 59 yards in a losing effort for the (5-3) Seahawks.