Rtl today – American football: Washington sneaks past Seahawks to boost playoff momentum


The Washington soccer team continued their resurgence on Monday with a decisive 17-15 victory over Seattle, their improved play in recent weeks turning them into playoff contenders.

JD McKissic scored two touchdowns and Kendall Fuller intercepted a potential tie-up two-point conversion pass as Washington rejuvenated its playoff hopes with three straight wins over Carolina, defending champion Tampa Bay and now Seattle.

Taylor Heinicke completed 27 of 35 passes for 223 yards with one touchdown and one interception for Washington. Running back Antonio Gibson ran 29 times for 111 yards.

“The guys played a good game,” said Heinicke. “It’s always great to win. The guys did it. We had some adversity and it wasn’t the ideal situation, but we fought.”

At one point in the season, the NFC East seemed out of reach for Washington. But they’re now within two games of division-leading Dallas with two games remaining against the Cowboys.

They also play against Philadelphia and the New York Giants.

“We’re not completely out of it,” head coach Ron Rivera said of Washington’s playoff hopes.

“It’s about learning and growing. We’re going to keep working and playing as we play, and giving ourselves a chance.”

Seattle quarterback Russell Wilson was 20 of 31 for 247 yards with two touchdowns.

Washington definitely took the lead when McKissic traveled 10 yards for a decisive touchdown with 8:30 left in the third quarter.

The Wilson Seahawks covered 96 yards and came close to two points when the quarterback hit Freddie Swain with a 32-yard pass with 15 seconds left.

Wilson tried to connect with Swain on the two-point conversion, but Fuller had other plans, intercepting the shot in the end zone.

The Seahawks appeared to recover the in-play kick that followed, but were penalized for lining up illegally before the kick.

Washington’s Adam Humphries recovered the second kick in play to clinch the victory.

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