Holmgren " it's not the Road"

The Seattle Seahawks lost their third consecutive road game to the Washington Redskins 27 to 20. The loss gives the Seahawks a 1-3 road record. <br><br> The story is becoming all to familiar, lack of concentration leading to dropped passes, fumbles and lack of execution on both sides of the ball.

When Maurice Morris's opening kick fumble resulted in a Redskin's 20-yard field goal by John Hall you knew it was not going to be the Seahawks day.

When the Seahawks offense answered the field goal with a Matt Hasselbeck to Bobby Engram five-yard pass to give the Seahawks a 7-3 lead it looked like the Seahawks might overcome their apathetic road play.

It looked like a blow out was ensuing when Shaun Alexander made it 14 -3 with a one yard run with 1:36 left in the first quarter.

Then the unthinkable happened. Damien Robinson intercepted a Patrick Ramsey pass and fumbled the ball before crossing the goal line.

Washington recovered the fumble in the end zone and the play was ruled a touchback. First down Washington at it's own 20-yard line.

Seattle appeared to have a turnover when Shawn Springs intercepted another Ramsey pass. Springs was called for interference on the play. "We all made mistakes and gave up some plays." Springs said after the game."You can't just say that is was a dropped pass here or a dropped interception there."

Washington gained momentum and life when Ramsey hit Laveranues Coles with a 15-yard pass to bring the Redskins within four at 14 to 10.

Josh Brown converted a 27-yard Field Goal on Seattle next possession and the Seahawks had a 17 to 10 lead with 2:16 left in the first half.

The Redskins regained the momentum when they tied the game with eleven seconds left in the first half when Ramsey hit Receiver Rod Gardner with a fifteen-yard pass. The Skins went into the locker room feeling they could win the game.

Anthony Simmons intercepted Patrick Ramsey's on the Redskins first possession of the second half but saw the effort go to waste.

The Seattle offense went three and out and Washington took a 20 to 17 lead on 34-yard field goal by John Hall.

Seattle had a chance to tie the game but could not when Josh Brown missed a 49-yard field.

Brown did hit his next attempt from 48 yards to tie the game with 10:04 to play in the game.

After trading punts, Washington went on the game winning 11 play 84 yard drive that ended on a trick play that had Wide Receiver Rod Gardner complete a 10 yard pass to running back to Trung Candidate for the touchdown.

"It was a good play. We were in cover two, I was outside the guy and he threw it inside to him. What can you say?" Shawn Springs said of the play.

Fred Smoot intercepted a Matt Hasselbeck pass intended for Darrell Jackson with 44 seconds to play.

"At this point I don't have the answers. I'm not the man in charge. I just go out and do whatever I'm told to do." Linebacker Anthony Simmons said after the game. "We're still out there playing hard, making big hits and we're still trying to get a lot of turnovers and make plays. At the same time, we're still making our share of mistakes. It's coming late in the year and we have to find some way to turn it around."

Game Notes:
Bruce Smith posted a sack to give him 197 1/2 in his career. He needs just one more to pass Reggie White for the most sacks in NFL history Shaun Alexander (22 of 94 one Td), Matt Hasselbeck (19 0f 29 241 yards one td and one int), Koren Robinson (5 receptions 88 yards), Bobby Engram, (6 receptions 65 yards one td).

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