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Washington 17, Seattle 15
When: 8:15 PM ET, Monday, November 29, 2021
Where: FedExField, Landover, Maryland
Temperature: 38°
Head Official: Clay Martin
Attendance: 52680

J.D. McKissic scored two touchdowns Monday night and Kendall Fuller intercepted a potential game-tying two-point conversion pass in the end zone as the Washington Football Team nipped the Seattle Seahawks 17-15 in Landover, Md.

Washington (5-6) took the lead for good when McKissic rushed 10 yards for a tie-breaking touchdown with 8:30 left in the third quarter. With kicker Joey Slye out due to a hamstring injury, Washington went for two and Antonio Gibson ran it in.

That became the difference when Seattle (3-8) drove 96 yards and pulled within two points when Russell Wilson hit Freddie Swain with a 32-yard scoring strike with 15 seconds left. Wilson tried to connect with Swain on the two-point conversion, but Fuller intercepted the pass.

The Seahawks appeared to recover the ensuing onside kick but were flagged for an illegal formation. Washington's Adam Humphries recovered another onside kick to seal the outcome.

Taylor Heinicke completed 27 of 35 passes for 223 yards with a touchdown and an interception for Washington, which jumped into the final NFC playoff spot. Gibson rushed 29 times for 111 yards.

Wilson was 20 of 31 for 247 yards with two touchdowns for Seattle, which had the ball for just 18:20.

McKissic left late in the game because of an apparent head or neck injury.

After both teams went three-and-out to start the game, Washington kept the ball for nearly 9 1/2 minutes on its next possession. The drive stalled at the Seattle 5-yard line, so Slye kicked a 23-yard field goal at the 2:59 mark to initiate scoring.

Seattle responded with a six-play touchdown drive that Wilson finished with a 6-yard dart to Gerald Everett with 20 seconds left in the first quarter. Wilson's 55-yard connection with Tyler Lockett set up the score.

Neither team scored again until 56 seconds remained in the first half. That's when Heinicke flipped a short pass to McKissic and the running back did the rest for a 10-yard touchdown.

Washington's 9-7 lead was short-lived. Rasheem Green blocked Slye's low PAT attempt, scooped up the ball and rumbled into the end zone for a defensive two-point conversion that evened the score entering halftime.

--Field Level Media

Top Game Performances
Rushing
Seattle   Washington
Russell Wilson Player Antonio Gibson
2 Attempts 29
16 Yards 111
8.0 Avg Yards 3.8
0 Touchdowns 0
12 Long 17
Receiving
Seattle   Washington
Tyler Lockett Player Terry McLaurin
3 Receptions 4
96 Yards 51
32.0 Avg Yards 12.8
0 Touchdowns 0
55 Long 20
Team Stats Summary
 
  Yards Scoring Defense
Team Tot Rus Pas TD FG INT Sck FF
Seattle 267 34 233 2 0 1 1.0 0
Washington 371 152 219 2 1 0 2.0 1
Upcoming Games
  • Washington will play their next game on the road against Las Vegas. The Football Team have a W/L % of .500 after a win and .429 after a loss.
  • Seattle will play their next game at home against San Francisco. The Seahawks have a W/L % of .250 after a win and .286 after a loss.