“The late run showed what we can do as team,” said Moss, Taylor’s teammate at the University of Miami. “No one in the locker room should hold their heads down and feel like we didn’t accomplish what we tried to accomplish. We came close. If you ask me, we could’ve been closer.”
After taking a 14-13 lead early in fourth quarter, the Redskins caught a break when they recovered an unintentional onside kick at the Seattle 14-yard line.
After failing to score a touchdown, Washington seemed assured of at least a field goal from 30 yards. But Shaun Suisham’s kick was wide left, and the Seahawks soon took control of the game.
“It was just a bad kick,” Suisham said. “It is not what I get paid to do. Especially to miss a 30-yarder in the playoffs is frustrating.”
“It’s a totally different game if we are up by four,” Randle El said. “The crowd got into it. They got the momentum, and we never got it back.”
The only question about the inactive list concerned James Thrash, but the receiver made the playing roster despite aggravating a high ankle sprain last week against Dallas.
The activation of Thrash meant Keenan McCardell was inactive for the third straight game.
Seahawks receiver Deion Branch was out with a strained right calf.
The Super Bowl XXXIX MVP with the New England Patriots had 49 catches for 661 yards and four touchdowns this season but missed four games with a sprained foot.
Washington coach Joe Gibbs was 9-1 in playoff openers before yesterday. The other loss was to the Chicago Bears in 1984. …