Seahawks win despite 13 penalties
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.
Seattle improved to an NFL-best 21-8 on Monday nights, including nine wins in a row. The team is 11-1 in prime time under Coach Pete Carroll.
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.AP