This is my first Blog…Here goes…
Well, regardless of the outcome Sunday, it’s been a good year for the Redskins nation. The ‘skins doubled their wins from the previous year to 10 and won the NFC East for the first time since 1999 beating NFC east opponents in 5 of the 6 meetings. They had some growing pains in some early games (Pitt and Carolina come to mind) but righted themselves after the bye and have now won 7 in a row.
That being said, the Seattle Seahawks are much more formidable than the beat up Cowboys. I believe this game hinges largely on where the game is being played (Washington). The Redskins’ (and the rest of the NFL) have a hard time playing in Seattle, where the Seahawks are undefeated this year. They are, HOWEVER, 3-5 on the road, which tips the scale in the Redskins’ favor. The quarterbacks in this game are quite similar to one another. Russell Wilson is smallish (6′, I believe) and elusive. He makes a lot of things happen down field when he breaks the pocket. RGIII presents difficulties for opposing defenses with his run/option plays and has proven to be quite an accurate passer. His health remains a question and there is no doubt he is not at full speed. Both running backs are real good. Marshawn Lynch (The Beast) needs to be gang tackled. Alfred Morris needs to break tackles The Seattle defense is in the top 5 in the league. The Redskins are not. The skins are a plus 16 in the turnover department. Seahawks a plus 13; both good. Skins need to not give up the big plays.
Redskins will have to rely on the pass more than they did against Dallas because Seattle will have some success stopping Morris. The passing game is the only way to open up the running game in this one. The defense will have to keep Wilson in the pocket and take him down when they get the chance (They should use Brandon Banks as the scout team QB…He has better to do).
I think the home team wins this one 34-24, but it will be a great game. Counting on the fans to make it loud…HTTR