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Wilson leads penalty-prone Seahawks by Skins 27-17

Wilson runs for 122 yards, accounts for 3 TDs, Seahawks overcomes flags to beat Redskins 27-17

Wilson leads penalty-prone Seahawks by Skins 27-17

LANDOVER, Maryland (AP) -- Russell Wilson rushed for a career-high 122 yards on 11 carries as the Seattle Seahawks survived their "neutral zone infractions," holds, false starts and other miscues in a 27-17 win over the Washington Redskins on Monday night.

The win extends Seattle's tradition of dominance in prime time while handing Washington another deflating moment under the lights.

Wilson also completed 18 of 24 passes for 201 yards with two touchdowns for the Seahawks (3-1), who displayed an uncharacteristic lack of crispness coming off their bye. Seattle committed 13 penalties for 90 yards, including a holding, false start and unsportsmanlike conduct calls that wiped out three potential touchdowns by Percy Harvin.

How bad was the Seahawks' penalty bug? It wasn't until a 4-yard run by Alfred Morris with three minutes left in the first half that the Redskins' total yards (47) passed Seattle's penalty yards (45) for good.

Marshawn Lynch ran for 72 yards on 17 carries and didn't enter the game until the Seahawks' second series. He stood on the sideline, helmet on, during the first drive, and the team did not make an in-game announcement regarding any sort of injury to its leading rusher.

Seattle improved to an NFL-best 21-8 on Monday nights, including nine wins in a row. The team is also 11-1 in prime time under coach Pete Carroll. Washington (1-4), meanwhile, has dropped seven straight in prime time and is 4-15 on Monday nights since 2000.

The Redskins punted eight times, and two deep passes to DeSean Jackson accounted for 137 of the offense's 307 total yards. Jackson beat Kam Chancellor for a 60-yard touchdown catch that cut Seattle's lead to 17-7 late in the first half, and his 57-yard reception set up a field goal that made it 17-10 early in the third quarter. Jackson finished with five catches for 157 yards.

Kirk Cousins completed 21 of 36 passes for 283 yards and dropped to 1-6 in his career as a Redskins starter. Robert Griffin III missed a third consecutive game with a dislocated left ankle, but he made a cameo appearance before the game, wearing a skin-tight white shirt and pink sleeve on his left arm as he threw passes to Jordan Reed -- who is also injured -- on the sideline.



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Updated : 2022-01-18 01:12 GMT+08:00