A list of notes and stats from the Washington Redskins' 14-24 defeat vs. the Seattle Seahawks at FedExField, as compiled by Redskins Public Relations.
- The Washington Redskins fell to the Seattle Seahawks, 24-14, in front of an announced crowd of 84,435 people at FedExField in the NFC Wild Card Round on Sunday.
- The attendance (84,435) represented the largest crowd to see a Redskins postseason home game in team history, surpassing the previous record of 79,411 from Jan. 8, 2000 (NFC Wild Card Round vs. Detroit). It was the third biggest crowd to see a Redskins playoff game at any location, trailing only Super Bowl XVII (103,667 in Pasadena, Calif.) and Super Bowl VII (90,182 in Los Angeles).
The game was the Redskins’ 41st playoff game in franchise history and their first since facing the Seahawks in the NFC Wild Card Round on Jan. 5, 2008.
- The Redskins are now 23-18 in postseason play all-time and 6-2 all-time in NFC Wild Card Round games.
- The game was the Redskins’ 16th home playoff game in team history, not including the 1936 NFL Championship, which was moved to Polo Grounds in New York. The game was the team’s first home postseason game since Jan. 8, 2000 (27-13 win vs. Detroit, NFC Wild Card Round).
- Washington is now 13-3 in postseason games played at home, not including the 1936 NFL Championship.
- The defeat snapped a seven-game winning streak for the Redskins dating back to the first week of November. The seven-game winning streak was the Redskins’ longest since 1996 (seven).
- The game also snapped a five-game home postseason winning streak dating back to the 1986 NFC Wild Card Round. The five-game winning streak is the second-longest postseason home winning streak in team history, trailing an eight-game home winning streak from 1942-84.
- The Redskins sacked Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson five times in the game. The five sacks were the most by the Redskins in a postseason game since Jan. 8, 2000 (five vs. Detroit, NFC Wild Card Round).
Quarterback Robert Griffin IIIstarted and became the first quarterback born in the 1990s (Feb. 12, 1990) to start an NFL playoff game.
- Griffin III was the first rookie quarterback to start a playoff game for the Redskins since Pro Football Hall of Famer Sammy Baugh started the 1937 NFL Championship for Washington on Dec. 12, 1937.
- Griffin III completed 10-of-19 passes for 84 yards with two touchdowns and an interception. He also added 21 yards rushing on five carries.
- Morris’ first career postseason rushing attempt was an eight-yard gain in the first quarter. One play later, Griffin III completed his first career postseason pass attempt, a nine-yard gain to wide receiver
Pierre Garçon. Washington opened the scoring with a four-yard touchdown pass from Griffin III to running back Evan Roysteron the team’s opening possession. The touchdowns were the first postseason touchdowns of the professional careers of Griffin III and Royster.
- The opening drive touchdown was Washington’s first in postseason play since Jan. 8, 2000 (NFC Wild Card Round vs. Detroit).
- The Redskins forced a three-and-out on Seattle’s first offensive possession, culminating with a sack split by
Stephen Bowenand London Fletcheron third down.
- The half-sack was the first career postseason sack of Bowen’s career. The half-sack was Fletcher’s first postseason sack since his first postseason game on Jan. 16, 2000. Fletcher now has 1.5 career postseason sacks.
On the following possession, Griffin III completed a four-yard touchdown pass to Logan Paulsenfor Paulsen’s first career touchdown.
- With the touchdown, the Redskins opened a postseason game with touchdowns on their first two possessions for the first time since Jan. 8, 2000 (NFC Wild Card Round vs. Detroit).
Perry Rileyregistered his first career postseason sack with a six-yard sack of Wilson in the first quarter.
- Washington led 14-13 at halftime, the team’s first postseason halftime lead since Jan. 7, 2006 (led Tampa Bay 17-3 in the NFC Wild Card Round).
- Cofield forced a Marshawn Lynch fumble on the first drive of the second half. It was his first career postseason forced fumble.
The fumble was recovered by defensive end Jarvis Jenkins, his first career fumble recovery.
Josh Wilson, a former Seahawk, registered his first career postseason sack in the third quarter.
Sav Roccahad a 53-yard punt in the third quarter, his longest postseason punt since Jan. 9, 2010 as a member of the Philadelphia Eagles (59 at Dallas, NFC Wild Card Round).
- The Redskins finished had a net punting average of 43.5 yards per punt, the second-highest by the team in a postseason game (43.6 at San Francisco, NFC Divisional Round on Dec. 26, 1971).
Reed Doughtyregistered two sacks in the second half. The two sacks were Doughty’s first two postseason sacks. The multi-sack game was Doughty’s first in either the regular season or postseason.
- The Redskins allowed a two-point conversion in the fourth quarter, the first two-point conversion surrendered in team postseason history.