Jason Myers' fifth FG gives Seahawks win over Commanders
Posted on: 13 Nov, 2023 at 01:40 AM
Credit: Joe Nicholson-USA TODAY Sports
Jason Myers kicked five field goals, the last a 43-yarder as time expired, as the Seattle Seahawks outlasted the visiting Washington Commanders 29-26 Sunday afternoon.
Geno Smith completed 31 of 47 passes for 369 yards and two TDs as the Seahawks (6-3) remained in a tie with San Francisco atop the NFC West. Kenneth Walker III rushed for 63 yards and scored on a 64-yard reception.
Sam Howell was 29-of-44 passing for 312 yards and three scores for the Commanders (4-6). Brian Robinson Jr. rushed for 38 yards and caught six passes for 119 yards and a TD.
Myers' kick capped a wild fourth quarter.
Howell threw a 19-yard scoring strike to Antonio Gibson to tie the score with eight minutes remaining.
Smith responded with a 5-yard TD pass to Tyler Lockett to restore Seattle's lead with 3:47 left.
Howell wasn't done, hitting Dyami Brown on a 35-yard crossing route to tie it with 52 seconds to go.
The Seahawks took their first lead at 16-12 on a 64-yard pass from Smith to Walker with 9:43 left in the third quarter.
Myers booted a 45-yard field goal with 12:14 remaining to extend the lead to 19-12.
The Commanders scored on the game's opening drive on a broken play. Howell scrambled and looked ready to pull the ball down and run before spotting an open Robinson, who sprinted 51 yards down the left sideline for Washington's longest touchdown of the season. Joey Slye's extra-point attempt hit the left upright, leaving the Commanders with a 6-0 lead.
The rest of the half turned into a field-goal contest.
Myers connected from 45 yards before Slye made a 49-yarder to put the Commanders up 9-3. Myers closed the half with 43- and 33-yarders to tie it at 9 at the intermission.
Two of Seattle's field goals came after the Seahawks were called for penalties after lining up to go for it on fourth-and-1.
The Seahawks were back in field-goal range late in the half, but Smith was called for intentional grounding on second-and-11 at Washington's 34-yard line with seven seconds to go. Since Seattle was out of timeouts, the penalty included a 10-second runoff that ended the half.
After forcing a three-and-out on Seattle's opening drive of the second half, the Commanders got a 47-yard field goal from Slye to take a 12-9 advantage. The key play on the drive was a 48-yard swing pass to Robinson along the left sideline, just like the TD pass in the first half.
--Field Level Media