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Redskins Make a Game of It, but Fall Short Against Seahawks January 5, 2008

Posted by Marquis Chapman in Football, NFL, Sports.

Through the first three quarters of the NFC Wildcard Playoff game between the Washington Redskins and Seattle Seahawks, it looked like the Redskin’s season of perseverance was going to end with the Redskins not even making a game of it.

By the end of the third quarter, the Skins found themselves trailing the Seahawks 13 to 0.  The Skin’s offense couldn’t get anything going, mostly due to the Seahawk’s defense, constantly putting pressure on Washington’s QB Tod Collins.  Redskin’s running back Clinton Portis was unable to get it going on the ground as well.

The momentum suddenly shifted however, when Washington scored their first touchdown early in the fourth quarter, with a 7-yard pass to Randel El.  After a interception by safety Laron Laundry, the Redskins scored yet again, with a 30 yard pass to Santana Moss, leading the Seahawks 14 to 13. 

After a missed 30 yard field goal by the Redskins, the Seahawks responded with a 20 yard touchdown pass to DJ Hacket.  Seattle then went for the 2 point conversion making the score 21 to 14.

With a 50 yard kick off return by Rock Cartwright, the Redskins had all the momentum in the world, but an ill-advised deep ball thrown by Washington’s Todd Collins intended for Santana Moss, led to a interception return for a touchdown by Seattle’s cornerback Marcus Trufant. With the Seahawks leading the 28 to 14 with 5:38 left to play, the game was pretty much over.  Todd Collins threw another interception late in the game, making the final score 35 to 14. 

The Redskins gave all they had against a team that was obviously better than them.  I wanted them to go as deep in the playoffs as they possibly could.  You have to take your hat off to a team that showed so much perseverance after tragically losing safety Sean Taylor.  Despite the loss, the Washington Redskins had a great season, one that will always be remembered by NFL players and fans.



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