Wildcard weekend preview: Seahawks vs Redskins
The NFL postseason has finally started, and the road to Super Bowl XLVII is upon us. The road for the Washington Redskins and the Seattle Seahawks begins at FedEx Field, in Washington on Sunday. Out of all the games this weekend, this one has the most exciting main story to it, with many great subplots, which should make for a classic game. The main story of this game is the battle between the two rookie QBs, Russell Wilson and Robert Griffin III.
Wilson and RG3 are two of the front runners in the rookie of the year ballot, and on Sunday they will play each other. RG3 had huge expectations coming into the NFL while Wilson did not. They both have performed amazingly for their team. They both have great running back behind them, and they have both performed in the clutch. The big difference in this game is that Wilson will be going against one of the worst secondaries in the league, one that ranks 30th in passing yards allowed. RG3 will be going against arguably the best secondary in the league, one that has just gotten back Brandon Browner. This will be a huge challenge for RG3
Both teams also have great rushing attacks. Seattle’s is fueled by Marshawn Lynch. His angry, run-you-over, style of running has helped the Seahawks win many a game. Washington has rookie sensation Alfred Morris who is the second leading rusher in the league behind Adrian Peterson. In an Luck, Wilson, and RG3 free world he would be rookie of the year. He and RG3 have given Washington the number one rushing attack this season. They also are number five in defending against the run, while the Seahawks are number ten. This game might come own to whoever can allow less rush yards.
This game has all the elements to make it the best game during Wildcard Weekend. It may very well come down to which QB has the ball last. And the winner of this game could very well be, the Super Bowl Champion.