Landover, United States – Kendall Fuller intercepted a pass from Russell Wilson on a last-minute two-point conversion attempt and Washington held on to a 17-15 win over the Seattle Seahawks on Monday night for three straight wins.
Wilson led the Seahawks on a 10-play, 96-yard touchdown drive in the final three minutes. He connected with Freddy Swain for a 32-yard touchdown pass with 15 seconds left, but failed to make a memorable comeback on his 33rd birthday.
Seattle (3-8) was punished for illegal formation on the first short kick attempt, which they had recovered, and failed in the second. Wilson completed 20 of 31 shipments for 247 yards and two touchdowns, but lost three straight games for the first time as a starting quarterback for the Seahawks, whose postseason aspirations took a devastating blow.
With the victory, Washington (5-6) clinched the last wild-card spot in the National Conference. JD McKissic caught a touchdown pass from Taylor Heinicke, ran for another touchdown and totaled 56 yards against the team he made his NFL debut with.
Heinicke and company had to do it all in the second half without a chance to attempt field goals after kicker Joey Slye injured his hamstring late in the second quarter during an extra point attempt that was blocked and returned. for two points. Heinicke avoided a couple of potential sacks and outscored Wilson in an elusive passer duel, completing 27 of 35 passes for 223 yards, an interception, and sending a touchdown to McKissic.
Washington outscored Seattle in rushing yards 152-34 and had possession of the ball for 41:40 minutes, by just 18:20 for the Seahawks.