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Wilson leads Seahawks past Redskins in playoffs; Falcons next

Matt Slocum
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Rookie quarterback Russell Wilson led the Seahawks past the Redskins 24-14 in the NFC wild card playoff game Sunday in Washington, D.C.

KPLU sports commentator Art Thiel was there.

Click below to hear Art's report on the game.

It took 30 years, but the Seahawks finally won a road playoff game. The Redskins not only lost the game Sunday, they also lost rookie quarterback Robert Griffin III to another knee injury in the fourth quarter.

With "RG3" and Andrew Luck of the Indianapolis Colts now out of the picture, Russell Wilson is the last rookie quarterback standing in the NFL playoffs.

Wilson completed 15 of 26 passes for 187 yards and ran eight times for 67 yards for the Seahawks, who broke an eight-game postseason losing streak away from home. Marshawn Lynch ran for 132 yards.

Seattle will visit the top-seeded Atlanta Falcons next Sunday.

You can read more of what KPLU sports commentator Art Thiel had to say about the game at Sportspress Northwest.

Kirsten Kendrick hosts Morning Edition on KNKX and the sports interview series "Going Deep," talking with folks tied to sports in our region about what drives them — as professionals and people.
Art Thiel is a co-founder and writer for the rising sports website Sportspress Northwest. In 2003 Thiel wrote the definitive book about the Seattle Mariners, “Out of Left Field,” which became a regional bestseller. In 2009, along with Steve Rudman and KJR 950 afternoon host Mike Gastineau, Thiel authored “The Great Book of Seattle Sports Lists,” a cross between and Mad Magazine that has become mandatory reading for any sports fan who has an indoor bathroom.