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Trying to identify the play of the game from the Redskins' insane 17-14 win over the Seahawks is like trying to identify the best kind of puppy; the list is so long, it's almost impossible to limit it down to one.

So instead of doing that, let's instead rank them all from great to greatest. 

10) Rob Kelley's first touchdown

The running back's first one-yard score, in which he followed his fullback Ryan Anderson — this was a weird game, so of course the Redskins' rookie pass rusher was also working as a blocker — capped off a really impressive 13-play drive. 

9) Kendall Fuller's interception

The now-on-IR Mason Foster was tweeting a ton during the matchup, and he said in one tweet that Kendall Fuller studies a lot of film. The way he jumped this Russell Wilson pass definitely confirms that Kendall Fuller studies a lot of film:

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8) DJ Swearinger's two-point conversion breakup 

Swearinger was everywhere Sunday — he was deflecting passes deep down the middle of the field, helping out in the short passing game and overall looked like the guy who was thriving earlier in the season. He was so active, it wouldn't be that surprising to find out he also visited the Space Needle during the game. 

 

But arguably his best highlight was the snag-and-run-and-lateral-and-then-have-the-ball-lateraled-back-to-him play he made when Seattle was looking to tie the game at 10 early in the fourth quarter. What a beautiful mess that sequence was.

7) Josh Norman's ridiculous tackle

Josh Norman had an uneven game — Doug Baldwin beat him on the Seahawks' second TD and Norman also had an ugly horsecollar tackle — but his takedown of Thomas Rawls that forced a three-and-out was simply terrific. Not many cornerbacks make that play.

6) Josh Doctson's catch with Richard Sherman draped all over him

On the second play of the 'Skins' second-to-last possession, 2014 Kirk Cousins showed up and decided to lob one up off of his back foot in the direction of Terrelle Pryor instead of chucking it away. The ball drifted over Pryor's hands, however, but luckily, Josh Doctson was there to haul it in.

Doctson caught it with Richard Sherman hanging on his back, mind you. This would've been his top catch of the contest, too, but he came up with a slightly larger one later on. You might have seen it by now.

5) Will Compton's pick

Will Compton had one INT vs. the Seahawks Sunday. He could've had three. But the one he did convert was huge, because it didn't allow the hosts to respond to Washington's third quarter field goal and kept Seattle at arm's length.

4) DeAngelo Hall's Hail Mary knockdown

Somehow, a 33-year-old DeAngelo Hall, suiting up for the first time since 2016's Week 3, was able to get up and knock WIlson's Hail Mary away from a much taller Tanner McEvoy to seal the win for the Redskins on the final play. Told you this was a weird game.

3) Brian Quick's 31-yard catch

Brian Quick, who had 11 snaps to his name before Week 9, is the one who got the game-winning drive going by holding on to a beautiful throw from Cousins and getting out of bounds. He adjusted to the ball like an outfielder and held on to it after getting popped, too.

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2) Rob Kelley's second touchdown

Kelley rushed 14 times for 18 yards, which equates to a 1.28 yards per carry average. But he found the end zone twice on those 14 carries, which equates to a 7 carries per touchdown average. The first number's bad but the second one isn't, especially when the second one goes down as the deciding score.

 

1) Josh Doctson's sprawling snare

Remember Doctson's (sorta) late drop vs. the Chiefs? Of course you do. No. 18 is even now after completing this unbelievably graceful grab, though:

It doesn't get bigger than that. Really, it doesn't.

Had the Redskins gone into Seattle, hung with the NFC West power for 59 minutes but not taken advantage of a sloppy effort from Pete Carroll's squad by winning, it would've been an enormous blow to the team's season. But thanks to Cousins' touch and Doctson's athleticism, the Burgundy and Gold are now one of the happiest 4-4 teams in recent NFL history.