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• It's official... Shaun Alexander won't be returning. Perhaps I'm crazy, but this doesn't seem like that big of a negative for the Seahawks. The Redskins aren't going to let anyone run on them today, be it Shaun Alexander, Maurice Morris, or Curt Warner. Now, they've got to put the game in the hands of Matt Hasselbeck and let loose through the air, and that's an area where the Redskins defense seems way less confident.

• Stats, courtesy of Fox: 12 combined punts, 11 combined 3-and-outs, and 10 combined points. I do have a feeling that Matt Hasselbeck is about to make that 17 combined points, though, which would pretty much put this one out of reach.

• There it is. Matt Hasselbeck prances gleefully into the endzone to put Seattle up 14-3 with a 6-yard TD run. I just don't see any way that the Redskins have 11 points in them. Of course, it didn't seem that way on a certain Monday night game earlier this year, either.

• Look! It's a drive by the Redskins, complete with positive yardage and completed passes and everything. Even a 4th-and-2 conversion. Let's see how this one ends...

• And it ends with a sack on 4th and 13, with Seattle only rushing three guys. A crucial intentional grounding call left them with 3rd and 20, and that's just too much to ask from these Redskins against this Seattle defense today. There's 2:00 left on the clock in the 3rd quarter, and unless you're a Seattle fan, there is no excitement. None at all. This game kinda sucks.


• Darrell Jackson, probably this game's MVP, gets open for a Seattle deep ball. Sean Taylor levels him, but ends up injuring himself on the play. I guess the forces of karma didn't feel like that $17,000 game check was enough, Sean Taylor.