Washington falls to Seahawks, 20-15

Week 15
Week 15
Seahawks Washington Football
Seahawks Washington Football
Posted at 4:07 PM, Dec 20, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-20 16:12:27-05

LANDOVER, Md. - The Washington Football Team entered Sunday's game against the Seattle Seahawks with a four-game winning streak, but were unable to keep the momentum going and lost 20-15.

Alex Smith was unavailable due to an injury, so Dwayne Haskins started the game at quarterback. In his first start since the team's Week 4 loss to the Baltimore Ravens, he threw two interceptions, the first resulting in a Seattle touchdown in the second quarter.

Russell completed a 10-yard touchdown pass to Jacob Hollister with 1:49 remaining in the first half to give Seattle a 13-0 lead. Washington responded with a 48-yard field goal by Dustin Hopkins and they entered halftime with a ten-point deficit.

The Seahawks were quick to score in the second half when Carlos Hyde scored on a 50-yard run just 1:48 into the third quarter, giving Seattle a 20-3 lead.

Washington didn't score its first touchdown of the game until the start of the fourth quarter. Peyton Barber capped off an 81-yard drive with a touchdown run that made it a 20-9 game.

Washington's defense came up big the following drive when Daron Payne intercepted Wilson's pass, which led to a Washington touchdown. With 7:21 remaining in the game Haskins connected with J.D. McKissic to make it a 20-15 game, then came up unsuccessful on a two-point conversion attempt.

Washington's final drive of the game gave them a chance to pull ahead, but two sacks by Seattle made it too difficult for Washington to score, giving the Seahawks a 20-15 victory.