The Redskins got off to a hot start with a 14-0 on two Robert Griffin III touchdown passes in the first quarter. The Seahawks would go on to score the next 24 unanswered points in the victory. Seattle was able to get 13 points in the second quarter but were prevented from taking their first lead until Marshawn Lynch broke a 24-yard run (aided by a downfield block by quarterback Russell Wilson) for a touchdown with 7:08 to play. The Seahawks added to a two-point conversion to that score and a field goal following the bad snap turnover that injured Griffin's knee as he tried to recover the ball. With Griffin ruled out of the game with 6:19 to play, Kirk Cousins had to take over at quarterback for Washington. Cousins was not able to spark a comeback and finished the game just 3-of-10 passing for 31 yards. Cousins also had to recover his fumble caused by another bad snap.
Griffin was 10-of-19 passing for 84 yards passing for two touchdowns and one interception. Griffin only rushed five times for 21 yards due to the knee injury he was battling through coming into the game. Marshawn Lynch led all rushers with 131 yards and a touchdown on 19 carries. Russell Wilson was 15-of-26 passing for 187 yards and a touchdown. Wilson added 68 yards rushing on seven carries. Logan Paulsen and Evan Royster caught touchdowns for the Redskins.