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Seahawks soar past Redskins; RGIII injured

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  • Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III falls after twisting his knee while reaching for a loose ball during the second half of an NFL wild card playoff football game against the Seattle Seahawks in Landover, Md., Sunday, Jan. 6, 2013.

      Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III falls after twisting his knee while reaching for a loose ball during the second half of an NFL wild card playoff football game against the Seattle Seahawks in Landover, Md., Sunday, Jan. 6, 2013.
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  • Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch runs past Washington Redskins inside linebacker London Fletcher as he heads toward the end zone for a touchdown during the second half of an NFL wild card playoff football game in Landover, Md., Sunday, Jan. 6, 2013. Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson watches in the background.

      Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch runs past Washington Redskins inside linebacker London Fletcher as he heads toward the end zone for a touchdown during the second half of an NFL wild card playoff football game in Landover, Md., Sunday, Jan. 6, 2013. Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson watches in the background.
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LANDOVER, Md. -- The Seattle Seahawks finally won a road playoff game Sunday, taking a 24-14 NFC wild-card victory over the Washington Redskins, who lost Robert Griffin III to another knee injury in the fourth quarter.

Marshawn Lynch ran for 131 yards, and Russell 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.

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

Lynch's 27-yard run with 7:08 remaining gave the Seahawks (12-5) the lead. On Washington's next series, Griffin reinjured the right knee he sprained about a month ago while trying to field a bad shotgun snap.

The knee buckled badly, and the Seahawks recovered the fumble and kicked an insurance field goal.

Kirk Cousins replaced Griffin, but Washington (10-7) was unable to come back.

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