The Washington Commanders fought valiantly, but ultimately fell in a heartbreaking loss to the Seahawks, thanks to a last-second field goal by Seattle’s Jason Myers as time expired to win it 29-26.
The wild game featured seven field goals, five touchdowns, and finished with 55 total points and neither team ever leading by more than 7.
The Commanders took the lead early, thanks to a touchdown pass from QB Sam Howell to running back Brian Robinson that went 55 yards for the score.
The Washington defense put the clamps down in the first half, holding the Seahawks out of the endzone and went into the locker room tied 9-9.
In the 3rd quarter, the Commanders allowed their first touchdown and added a field goal, trailing 16-12 heading to the 4th.
The 4th quarter alone saw three touchdowns and two field goals as the teams went back-and-forth with Seattle ultimately winning the game on a 43 yard field goal by Jason Myers as the clock hit 0:00.
The Commanders trailed in the 4th 19-12 before tying the game on a touchdown pass from Howell to Antonio Gibson.
Following another Seattle touchdown, Howell led his team down the field again to tie the game, this time on a 35 yard touchdown pass to receiver Dyami Brown with less than one minute to go, tying the game at 26.
Unfortunately for Washington, they left too much time on the clock. The Seahawks maneuvered into field goal range, thanks in large part to two big competitions from Geno Smith to DK Metcalf, one for 17 yards on 3rd and 4, and another for 27 yards to set up the game-winning field goal.
Despite another tough defeat, Sam Howell continues to shine in his first season as the starting quarterback.
Howell threw for 312 yards and 3 touchdowns in the game. It’s his third straight contest throwing for over 300 yards, having previously accomplished the feat just once in his prior eight NFL starts.
The young running back Brian Robinson had another great game as well, leading the team in both rushing and receiving, rushing for 38 yards on 8 carries and hauling in 6 catches for 119 yards and a score in the game.
The Commanders now have four losses by one possession this season, including two that ended on a game-winning field goal by their opponent.
Washington will look to get back in the win column next week as they host the struggling New York Giants before traveling to Dallas for a Thanksgiving game against the Cowboys.