Game in review: Washington 23, Seahawks 17
Posted by Danny O'Neil
Players of the game
Washington quarterback Rex Grossman completed 26 of 35 passes he attempted and threw for 314 yards, his most in any game this season.
Seattle running back Marshawn Lynch rushed for 111 yards on 24 carries, the third time in four games he has hit triple digits.
Washington running back Roy Helu carried 23 times for 108 yards, joining Dallas' DeMarco Murray as the only backs to gain 100 yards rushing against Seattle this season.
Play of the game
One Roy (Helu) hurdled another Roy (Lewis) on his 29-yard touchdown run with 9:51 left in the fourth quarter, cutting Seattle's 10-point lead to 17-14. It was a well-blocked play, in which receiver Santana Moss peeled back to scrape off Seahawks middle linebacker David Hawthorne. Then Helu hurdled over Lewis, the Seahawks' cornerback, and he was gone for the first rushing touchdown the Seahawks have allowed since Oct. 2.
Washington trailed by three midway through the fourth quarter and faced third-and-19 when Rex Grossman who threw a perfectly placed throw that spanned more than half the field. Receiver Anthony Armstrong caught it in the end zone despite being grabbed by Seattle cornerback Brandon Browner. Browner was flagged for pass interference on the play, but it was declined. It was Armstrong's first catch since Oct. 23 and also Washington's longest completion of the season.
Seattle allowed a rushing touchdown for the first time since Atlanta's Michael Turner scored on a 1-yard run in the second quarter of Falcons' Week 4 victory at Seattle.
Washington became first team to score three touchdowns on Seattle's defense since the New York Giants on Oct. 9.
Quarterback Tarvaris Jackson completed 14 of 30 passes, a season-low completion percentage of 46.7 percent.
By the numbers
44 - yards Seattle picked up on a defensive pass-interference penalty against Josh Wilson, former Seahawks cornerback.
24 - yards Seattle gained on its longest completion of the game.
7 - touchdowns Marshawn Lynch has scored in his last seven starts.
4 - years since Seattle has won three consecutive games.
Seahawks: WR Sidney Rice left the game because of a head injury in the third quarter; LB David Hawthorne suffered a knee injury in the third quarter, but returned to the game; WR Mike Williams suffered a shoulder injured that limited him in the second half.
Linebacker David Hawthorne said, "We had the game. You never want to have a game and let it slip away like that because it hurts way more."
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Dec 24 - 1:09 AM Seahawks' scoring binge
Dec 24 - 1:01 AM Video: Summing Seattle's victory
Dec 24 - 12:58 AM Video: Russell Wilson post-game comments
Dec 24 - 12:21 AM Rookie passing roll call