July 12, 2020

Washington Redskins Game 5 Review: Wilson runs rampant as Seahawks win 27-17

Russell Wilson ran for 122 yards and a touchdown, and threw for 201 yards and two touchdowns and the Seattle Seahawks knocked off the Washington Redskins 27-17 Monday night at FedEx Field.

The Redskins defense just had no answer for Wilson. Seemingly on every play, Wilson was escaping a rush, or outrunning a linebacker, or buying time and finding a wide-open receiver.

He led Seattle on a 6-play, 65-yard drive on its opening possession which ended on a 15-yard touchdown pass to Jermaine Kearse.

In the second quarter, Seattle had touchdowns called back on successive plays due to penalties, but Steven Hauschka kicked a 40-yard field goal that made it 10-0.

After a Redskins 3-and-out, the Seahawks made it 17-0 on Wilson’s 9-yard touchdown carry.

Washington answered that with one of its few highlights on the night, a 60-yard scoring strike from Kirk Cousins to Desean Jackson to make it 17-7 at the half. Jackson finished with five catches for 157 yards.

The Redskins took the second half kickoff 71 yards in seven plays but the drive stalled as a quarterback sneak on third-and one was snuffed and had to settle for Kai Forbath’s 27-yard field goal.

At the start of the fourth quarter, the Seahawks had another touchdown called back for a penalty, but they kept the drive going and worked 7:33 off the clock and finished with Marshawn Lynch’s 9-yard touchdown reception.

Washington answered with an 11-play, 80-yard drive and Cousins found Andre Roberts for a 6-yard touchdown to cut the deficit to 24-17 with 3:35 left in the game.

But Seattle simply walked down the field, including Wilson scrambling to avoid a sack and hitting Lynch for a 30-yard gain, and Hauschka kicked a 43-yard field goal for the final margin.

About Dave Nichols

Dave Nichols is Editor-in-Chief of District Sports Page. He is credentialed to cover the Washington Nationals, Capitals, Wizards and Mystics. Dave also covers national college football and basketball and Major League Soccer for Associated Press and is a copy editor for the Spokesman-Review newspaper in Spokane, WA. He spent four years in radio covering the Baltimore Orioles, Washington Redskins and the University of Maryland football and basketball teams. Dave is a life-long D.C. sports fan and attended his first pro game in 1974 — the Caps’ second game in existence. You can follow him on Twitter @DaveNicholsDSP

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