Redskins-Seahawks report card

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Impact player

Washington's pressure got to Seattle quarterback Russell Wilson early. But the rookie showed his poise from the second quarter on. When he moved outside the pocket, Wilson excelled. He threw for 187 yards, including a short touchdown pass to fullback Michael Robinson.

Under the radar

Safety Reed Doughty had a big game. He almost intercepted a pass from Wilson in the end zone. Later he stopped an early fourth-quarter drive with a critical sack near midfield and stopped another with an open-field tackle.

Did you notice ...

Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III just couldn't push off his injured knee even before it gave out? He completed just 10 of 19 for 84 yards, and many throws were high. His mobility, such a weapon throughout the season, was no threat.

From the sidelines

Seattle coach Pete Carroll didn't let his troops get down after falling behind 14-0. The Seahawks turned to running back Marshawn Lynch (132 yards, 20 attempts) and put together one consistent drive after another.

When Redskins defensive coordinator Jim Haslett's crew brought pressure, it was able to contain Wilson. He was sacked five times. But when that pressure didn't happen with a four-man rush, Wilson was able to make plays.

bmcnally@washingtonexaminer.com

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