Seahawks’ QB, LB make plays for Seahawks in OT win

The Seattle Seahawks won their first OT game of the season and are looking to make their first playoff appearance in franchise history.

The Seahawks won 23-17 over the Atlanta Falcons on Sunday at CenturyLink Field.

QB Russell Wilson completed 16 of 26 passes for 185 yards and a touchdown and linebacker Bobby Wagner added three tackles for loss.

It was the Seahawks’ first OT win in franchise playoff history.

The Seahawks’ defense was particularly good with linebacker K.J. Wright, who played his first NFL game in front of his family.

Wilson, the Seahawks first-round draft pick in 2012, completed 15 of 29 passes for 233 yards and two touchdowns.

He was sacked twice, but the pressure was so good it was hard to get a read on what the quarterback was trying to do.

Wilson was also sacked twice on the next play.

WR Doug Baldwin caught a 26-yard touchdown pass from WR Michael Crabtree on a 3-yard run.

The two combined for three receptions for 61 yards.

CB Sam Shields returned an interception for a touchdown in the fourth quarter.

The Falcons also had three sacks, including one by CB Brian Poole, and a forced fumble.

The Falcons lost to the Seattle Seahawks in their first postseason game since the 1995 season.

This is the first playoff game for the Falcons since 2000.

They finished 1-7 and lost the Super Bowl to the Indianapolis Colts in the playoffs.

This will be the third postseason appearance for the Seahawks.