RG3 injured knee as Seahawks top 'Skins

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by Matt Mitchell

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Posted on January 6, 2013 at 8:38 PM

 The Seattle Seahawks finally won a road playoff game Sunday, taking a 24-14 NFC wild-card victory over the Washington Redskins, who lost Robert Griffin III to another knee injury in the fourth quarter.

Marshawn Lynch ran for 131 yards, and Russell Wilson completed 15-of-26 passes for 187 yards and ran eight times for 67 yards for the Seahawks, who broke an eight-game postseason losing streak away from home.

 

Seattle will visit the top-seeded Atlanta Falconsnext Sunday.

 

Lynch's 27-yard run with 7:08 remaining gave the Seahawks (12-5) the lead. On Washington's next series, Griffin re-injured the right knee he sprained about a month ago while trying to field a bad shotgun snap.

 

The knee buckled badly, and the Seahawks recovered the fumble and kicked an insurance field goal.

 

Kirk Cousins replaced Griffin, but Washington (10-7) was unable to come back.

 

RG III three two 4-yard touchdown passes in his first career playoff game to give the Redskins a 14-0 lead before the Seahawks closed to 14-13 through three quarters.

 

Griffin capped the Redskins' only two drives of the first quarter against the NFL's top-rated scoring defense with short tosses to running back Evan Royster and tight end Logan Paulsen.

 

The Seahawks allowed 15.3 points per game this season, and the 14-point deficit was their largest of the season.

 

The second quarter belonged to Seattle, with Wilson throwing a 4-yard TD pass to running back Michael Robinson and Steve Hauschka kicking a pair of field goals.

 

Hauschka's 32-yard field goal 2:55 into the second quarter made in 14-3, and his second kick, a 29-yarder as the half expired, pulled the Seahawks with a point.

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