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Washington beats Wilson, Seahawks 17-15 for 3rd win in a row

Tue Nov 30 12:28am ET
By STEPHEN WHYNO
AP Sports Writer

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Washington Football Team cornerback Kendall Fuller (29) intercepts a pass in the end zone intended for Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Freddie Swain (18) during the second half of an NFL football game, Monday, Nov. 29, 2021, in Landover, Md. Washington won 17-15. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)


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Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Tyler Lockett (16) sits in the end zone after Washington Football Team cornerback Kendall Fuller (29) made an interception against the Seahawks near the end of the second half of an NFL football game, Monday, Nov. 29, 2021, in Landover, Md. Washington won 17-15. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)


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Washington Football Team running back J.D. McKissic (41) is carted off the field after being injured during the second half of an NFL football game against the Seattle Seahawks, Monday, Nov. 29, 2021, in Landover, Md. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)


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Washington Football Team running back J.D. McKissic (41) lies on the ground and is attended to by team officials before being carted off the field during the second half of an NFL football game against the Seattle Seahawks, Monday, Nov. 29, 2021, in Landover, Md. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)


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Washington Football Team quarterback Taylor Heinicke (4) celebrating a touchdown against the Seattle Seahawks during the second half of an NFL football game, Monday, Nov. 29, 2021, in Landover, Md. (AP Photo/Mark Tenally)


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Washington Football Team running back J.D. McKissic (41) celebrating his touchdown against the Seattle Seahawks with teammate guard Ereck Flowers (79) during the second half of an NFL football game, Monday, Nov. 29, 2021, in Landover, Md. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)


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Washington Football Team running back J.D. McKissic (41) breaks aways from Seattle Seahawks middle linebacker Bobby Wagner (54) to score a touchdown during the second half of an NFL football game, Monday, Nov. 29, 2021, in Landover, Md. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)


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Washington Football Team running back J.D. McKissic (41) runs into the end zone for a touchdown against the Seattle Seahawks during the first half of an NFL football game, Monday, Nov. 29, 2021, in Landover, Md. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)


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Seattle Seahawks defensive end Rasheem Green (94) runs downfield to score a safety after blocking an extra point attempt by the Washington Football Team during the first half of an NFL football game, Monday, Nov. 29, 2021, in Landover, Md. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)


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Seattle Seahawks defensive end Rasheem Green (94) runs with the ball to score a safety after blocking extra point attempt by Washington Football Team during the first half of an NFL football game, Monday, Nov. 29, 2021, in Landover, Md. Giving chase is Washington Football Team tight end Sammis Reyes (80). (AP Photo/Mark Tenally)


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Fans looking into one of the skybox suites at FedEx Field as water enters from the ceiling during the first half of an NFL football game between the Seattle Seahawks and Washington Football Team, Monday, Nov. 29, 2021, in Landover, Md. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)


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Washington Football Team quarterback Taylor Heinicke (4) hands the ball off to running back J.D. McKissic (41) during the first half of an NFL football game against the Seattle Seahawks, Monday, Nov. 29, 2021, in Landover, Md. (AP Photo/Mark Tenally)


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Washington Football Team quarterback Taylor Heinicke (4) throwing the ball during the first half of an NFL football game Seattle Seahawks, Monday, Nov. 29, 2021, in Landover, Md. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)


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Members of the Seattle Seahawks gather on the field prior to the start of the first half of an NFL football game against the Washington Football Team, Monday, Nov. 29, 2021, in Landover, Md. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)


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Melaine Coburn, left, and Megan Imbert, former employees of the Washington Football Team, speaking to members of the media in the parking lot of FedEx Field before the start of an NFL football game, Monday, Nov. 29, 2021, in Landover, Md. Coburn and Imbert are calling for NFL Commissioner and NFL to release a written report of the findings of the independent investigation into sexual harassment and abuse by the Washington Football Team. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)


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Melaine Coburn, left, and Megan Imbert, former employees of the Washington Football Team, speaking to members of the media in the parking lot of FedEx Field before the start of an NFL football game, Monday, Nov. 29, 2021, in Landover, Md. Coburn and Imbert are calling for NFL Commissioner and NFL to release a written report of the findings of the independent investigation into sexual harassment and abuse by the Washington Football Team. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)


LANDOVER, Md. (AP) Ron Rivera was left adrift without a kicker and felt like he had to go for it in every situation.

The final roll of the dice by ''Riverboat Ron'' on fourth and goal opened the door for some heroics by Russell Wilson, but Kendall Fuller's interception on Seattle's 2-point conversion attempt allowed Washington to hold on and beat the Seahawks 17-15 Monday night for the team's third consecutive victory.

''It meant a lot just because of the way these guys fight,'' said Rivera, who pointed at and encouraged fans while walking off the field. ''In spite of everything that's gone on during the game with the injuries, we were able to come out on top, so good for these guys.''

After Taylor Heinicke's fourth-down pass to Logan Thomas at the goal line was ruled incomplete on video review, Wilson led the Seahawks on a 10-play, 96-yard touchdown drive in just over two minutes. He connected with Freddy Swain on a 32-yard TD pass with 15 seconds left, but his 2-point throw to Swain was picked off by Fuller, preventing Wilson from leading a memorable comeback on his 33rd birthday.

''You've seen Russell do that for the last 10 years, and you never count him out,'' Heinicke said.

He almost got another chance when it looked like Seattle (3-8) had recovered an onside kick. But the Seahawks were penalized for illegal formation on the first attempt and failed to recover the second.

Wilson was 20 of 31 for 247 yards and two TD passes, but he lost three consecutive games for the first time as the Seahawks' starting quarterback, with his team's playoff hopes fading in the process.

Washington (5-6) moved into the final NFC wild-card spot with the win. Heinicke said confidence was high in the locker room, and with good reason now that the season has turned around.

''We got some momentum right now,'' receiver Terry McLaurin said.

J.D. McKissic caught a touchdown pass from Heinicke, ran for another and accounted for 56 yards from scrimmage against the team he broke into the NFL with before being carted off with an undisclosed injury late in the game.

''He's one of the most versatile guys in the league,'' Rivera said of McKissic. ''He's a threat on first, second and third down.''

Heinicke and Co. had to do everything in the second half without the possibility of a field goal after kicker Joey Slye injured a hamstring late in the second quarter on an extra point attempt that was blocked and returned for two points. Heinicke evaded a couple of potential sacks and outdueled Wilson in a matchup of mobile QBs, going 27 of 35 for 223 yards with the TD throw to McKissic and an interception.

A departure from each team's typical results in prime time, Washington won at home on Monday night for the third time in 20 tries since FedEx Field opened in 1997. Seattle, which entered with the NFL's best winning percentage on Monday night, fell to 11-4 in these situations in Pete Carroll's 11 seasons as coach.

Carroll's Seahawks have fallen out of playoff contention over the past three weeks. They were right in it against Washington when Rasheem Green blocked, recovered and returned the extra point attempt late in the first half to tie the score at 9, but the offense went cold after halftime.

Washington outrushed Seattle 152-34 and held a 41:40-18:20 edge in time of possession.

CONVERSION HISTORY

Since the NFL allowed the defense to return a PAT for points in 2015, Green became the first player to block, recover and score on the same play, according to SportRadar. It was the first defensive conversion in the league since 2019 and the 11th over the past seven seasons, with seven coming on extra points.

SPRINKLER TIME

A sprinkler burst in a suite during the first half, the second public water malfunction at Washington's home stadium this season. A pipe burst over fans in the opener against the Los Angeles Chargers on Sept. 12.

LEAP OF FAIL

Everett attempted a ''Lambeau Leap'' style jump into the stands after his TD catch in the first quarter. A fan in a burgundy No. 52 Washington jersey pushed Everett off to continue to celebration on the field.

REPORT IN SPOTLIGHT

Two former Washington employees used the occasion of the NFL's ''Inspire Change'' night to shine a spotlight on their efforts to get the league to release the findings of an investigation into the team's workplace misconduct. Owner Dan Snyder was fined $10 million last summer upon the completion of the investigation, but a written report was never produced.

''We deserve to have the findings be shown to the public so there's actual accountability,'' said Megan Imbert, who was wearing a (hash)ReleaseTheReport sweatshirt in the team's colors.

Fellow former employee Melanie Coburn said, ''My hope is now that it's in Congress' hands that they continue to push for the truth.'' The U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Oversight and Reform has asked the NFL for documents relating to the investigation.

INJURIES

Seahawks: Starting LG Damien Lewis was out with an elbow injury. Kyle Fuller started in his place. ... RBs Rashad Penny (hamstring) and Travis Homer (calf) were inactive.

Washington: C Wes Schweitzer left in the second quarter with an ankle injury, pushing fourth-stringer Keith Ismael into action. ... TE Thomas returned after missing six games with a hamstring injury. ... WR Curtis Samuel made his first catch since Week 4, playing in just his third game this season because of a groin injury that has lingered for months.

UP NEXT

Seahawks: Host the San Francisco 49ers on Sunday.

Washington: Visit the Las Vegas Raiders on Sunday.

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Josh Johnson Nov 29 9:03pm ET
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New York Jets QB Josh Johnson and RB Austin Walter were returned to the practice squad Monday, Nov. 29, after they were on the active roster for the Week 12 game.

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Anthony Miller Nov 29 9:03pm ET
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Pittsburgh Steelers WR Anthony Miller was returned to the practice squad Monday, Nov. 29, after he was on the active roster for the Week 12 game.

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Cody Core Nov 29 8:33pm ET
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Free-agent WR Cody Core was signed to the Miami Dolphins practice squad Monday, Nov. 29.

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Kevon Seymour Nov 29 8:13pm ET
Kevon Seymour

Baltimore Ravens CB Kevon Seymour was placed on the Reserve/COVID-19 list Monday, Nov. 29.

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Joe Flacco Nov 29 8:03pm ET
Joe Flacco

New York Jets QB Joe Flacco was activated from the Reserve/COVID-19 list Monday, Nov. 29.

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Mark Ingram Nov 29 7:53pm ET
Mark Ingram

New Orleans Saints RB Mark Ingram (knee) fully participated in practice Monday, Nov. 29.

Fantasy Spin: Ingram seems ready to play after missing the Week 12 game, but his role is uncertain at this point. He will receive another start if Kamara is not able to play but will still see a decent amount of touches even if Kamara plays. Ingram can be at least a flex option in standard leagues.

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Cedrick Wilson Nov 29 7:43pm ET
Cedrick Wilson

Dallas Cowboys WR Cedrick Wilson (ankle) did not participate in practice Monday, Nov. 29.

Fantasy Spin: Wilson suffered the injury in the last game and likely will miss the game if he does not practice this week. He likely will see a decreased role when he plays again because Amari Cooper and CeeDee Lamb are expected back in the lineup. He can be avoided in most leagues.

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Taysom Hill Nov 29 7:43pm ET
Taysom Hill

New Orleans Saints QB Taysom Hill (foot) fully participated in practice Monday, Nov. 29.

Fantasy Spin: Hill is expected to take over the starting job this week after being used in a variety of ways during the first half of the season. His running ability helps his fantasy value, but he should only be a No. 2 quarterback in fantasy leagues.

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Nick Kwiatkoski Nov 29 7:33pm ET
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Las Vegas Raiders LB Nick Kwiatkoski (ankle) has a chance to play in the Week 13 game.

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Curtis Samuel Nov 29 7:23pm ET
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Washington Football Team WR Curtis Samuel (groin) is officially active for the Week 12 game.

Fantasy Spin: Samuel has played in only two games this season because of his groin injury, so there is a chance he will see limited snaps this week. Fantasy may want to see him play in a game before considering him for their lineups.

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Carl Nassib Nov 29 7:23pm ET
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Robert Nkemdiche Nov 29 7:03pm ET
Robert Nkemdiche

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The Washington Football Team have declared CB Corn Elder, WR Antonio Gandy-Golden, DE Bunmi Rotimi, OG Tyler Larsen, WR Dax Milne and TE Ricky Seals-Jones inactive for Week 12.

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Deebo Samuel Nov 29 7:00pm ET
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DeAndre Hopkins Nov 29 6:53pm ET
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Arizona Cardinals WR DeAndre Hopkins (hamstring) hopefully will be able to play in the Week 13 game, according to head coach Kliff Kingsbury.

Fantasy Spin: Hopkins could return to the lineup this week, but fantasy players will know more later in the week. Hopkins is one of the top receivers in the NFL when healthy and can be at least a No. 2 receiver in fantasy leagues.

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Dalvin Cook Nov 29 6:13pm ET
Dalvin Cook

Updating a previous report, Minnesota Vikings RB Dalvin Cook (shoulder) reportedly did not suffer a torn labrum in his shoulder, according to head coach Mike Zimmer on Monday, Nov. 29. Zimmer declined to answer questions regarding Cook having a dislocated shoulder and suggested Cook was day-to-day.

Fantasy Spin: Zimmer insisted that he is only relaying what team doctors told him regarding Cook's status, but it seems highly unlikely that the running back is "day-to-day" after he was carted off in the Week 12 loss to the San Francisco 49ers. Previous reports had Cook likely out until at least Week 15, which seems like a much more realistic timeline. Alexander Mattison should be added anywhere he was not already rostered and considered a strong RB1 option for however long Cook is out. Kene Nwangwu should also be added in deeper leagues.

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Kevin Byard Nov 29 6:13pm ET
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Dalvin Cook Nov 29 6:03pm ET
Dalvin Cook

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Fantasy Spin: Zimmer insisted that he is only relaying what team doctors told him regarding Cook's status, but it seems highly unlikely that the running back is "day-to-day" after he was carted off in the Week 12 loss to the San Francisco 49ers. Previous reports had Cook likely out until at least Week 15, which seems like a much more realistic timeline. Alexander Mattison should be added anywhere he was not somehow already rostered and considered a strong RB1 option for however long Cook is out. Kene Nwangwu should also be added in deeper leagues.

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