Landover, MD (SportsNetwork.com) – Russell Wilson’s ability to escape pressure
and create plays allowed the Seattle Seahawks to hold off the Washington
Redskins, 27-17, on Monday.
Wilson made many dazzling plays with his legs, especially in the fourth
quarter, as the Seahawks claimed their ninth straight Monday Night Football
The third-year pro out of Wisconsin set a career high for rushing yards with
122 yards and a score on 11 carries. Wilson also completed 18-of-24 passes for
201 yards and two touchdowns.
Marshawn Lynch carried the ball 17 times for 72 yards for the Seahawks, who
had three touchdowns called back due to penalties. Lynch also caught five
passes for 45 yards and a score.
Seattle came into the game well rested, last playing on Sept. 21 when they won
a Super Bowl XLVIII rematch by outlasting the Denver Broncos, 26-20, in
overtime. The Seahawks (3-1) now find themselves in a tie with Arizona for
first place in the NFC West. The Cardinals lost to the Broncos on Sunday.