Seattle Seahawks lose 17-15 at Washington
The Washington Football Team played keep-away and all but finished off the playoff hopes of the Seattle Seahawks with a 17-15 win on Monday Night Football.
Seattle lost its third in a row and falls to 3-8. Washington won its third in a row and moves into Wild Card position at 6-5.
Washington had the ball for 41:40 compared with 18:20 for Seattle and had a 79-45 advantage in offensive snaps.
Despite all of that, Russell Wilson led a 96-yard drive with no timeouts in the last two minutes, a 32-yard touchdown pass with 15 seconds left to Freddie Swain, pulling Seattle within two.
But on the two-point conversion attempt, Washington's Kendall Fuller intercepted Wilson.
Still, Seattle appeared to have one more shot by recovering an onside kickoff. But the Hawks were flagged for an illegal formation and Washington recovered the next attempt.
Washington outgained Seattle 371-267 and had a 27-11 advantage in first downs, wearing down the Seahawks' defense.
The game was tied 9-9 at the half after Rasheem Green blocked a Washington extra point and returned it for two points.
Washington's only second-half touchdown came on a 73-yard 10-play third-quarter drive with J.D. McKissic running 10 yards for his second touchdown of the game and Antonio Gibson running in the 2-point conversion.
Wilson was 30 of 31 for 233 yards and two touchdowns. But he was under consistent pressure and got sacked twice. Wilson also led Seattle rushers with 16 yards on two scrambles. The Seahawks ran the ball only 12 times.
Next for Seattle is a Sunday, Dec. 5, home game against a San Francisco team that has won three in a row and four of five to climb to 6-5. The 49ers, though, are expected to be without top receiver Deebo Samuel and top linebacker Fred Warner.
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