The Seahawks beat the Redskins the NFC Wild Card game on Sunday, sending Seattle on while the Redskins stay home. Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III exited the game late with a scary-looking knee injury.
Robert Griffin III suffered what looked like a serious knee injury, Marshawn Lynch and Russell Wilson ran all over the Redskins defense, and Washington suffered a total collapse after the first quarter in a 24-14 home loss in the first round of the playoffs.
After two short touchdown passes from Griffin gave the Redskins a 14-0 lead in the first quarter, Washington was unable to get their offense moving for the rest of the game. The Redskins were outgained 380 to 203, and a visibly hampered Griffin was unable to find his usual magic.
A Russell Wilson touchdown and two Steven Hauschka field goals brought Seattle within one, and a scoreless third quarter kept it at 14-13, going into the fourth. Lynch ran in a touchdown from 27 yards out, and Wilson completed the two-point conversion to make it 21-14 Seahawks.
Then, disaster struck. Mike Shanahan had elected to leave Griffin in the game, despite calls from fans, hoping to avoid long-term damage, to take out the obviously injured quarterback. On a fourth quarter botched snap, Griffin twisted his knee badly, forcing him out of the game. Here is a GIF of the play - viewer discretion is advised.
From there, the Seahawks were able to run out the clock. Kirk Cousins came in at quarterback for the Redskins, completing three of ten passes for 31 yards, and was unable to manufacture a drive.
Lynch finished with 19 rushes for 131 yards, while Alfred Morris ran 16 times for 80 yards. Between the rookie quarterbacks, Wilson completed 15 of 26 passes for 187 yards and a score, running eight times for 67 yards, while Griffin finished 10/19 for 84 yards, two touchdowns and an interception (rushing five times for 21 yards).
A disappointing end to an exciting season, the wait now begins to see the extent of Griffin's knee injury.