Seahawks Post Only Upset On NFL Wild Card Weekend

January 7, 2013
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The Seattle Seahawks were the only lower-seeded team to post a win on the NFL’s wild card playoff weekend, rebounding from a 14-0 first-quarter deficit to win 24-14 over the Redskins in Washington after Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III went down with a knee injury.

Marshawn Lynch ran for 132 yards and caught the go-ahead touchdown, one of two scoring passes thrown by Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson.  Griffin tossed TD throws in the first period to both Evan Royster and Logan Paulsen, but injured his right knee in the fourth quarter.

Seattle will play at Atlanta in the NFC semifinals on Sunday afternoon.

Also Sunday, Joe Flacco threw scoring passes to Anquan Boldin and Dennis Pitta, leading the Baltimore Ravens to a 24-9 win over the Indianapolis Colts.  Boldin set a Ravens playoff record with 145 receiving yards.  Baltimore will meet the Broncos in Denver Saturday afternoon in the AFC semifinals.

On Saturday, John Kuhn scored on two touchdowns runs as the Green Bay Packers defeated the Minnesota Vikings 24-10 in an NFC wild crad contest.  Joe Webb, who had not thrown a pass all season, was pressed into duty when Vikings quarterback Christian Ponder was diagonosed with an elbow injury.  Green Bay will travel to San Francisco on Saturday.

Ant in the AFC, Houston held Cincinnati to one touchdown in a 19-13 victory that sets up a divisional semifinal matchup with the Patriots on Sunday.  Arian Foster ran for 140 yards and a touchdown to pace the Texans, and Shayne Graham kicked four field goals.

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