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Today's second game matches up rookie quarterback sensations as the Seahawks and Redskins square off. Come watch it with us!
NFC Wild Card: Seahawks vs. Redskins
Two years ago the Seattle Seahawks broke into the playoffs with a 7-9 record and a division title, with numerous people saying they didn't belong after a losing season. Then they beat the Saints before falling to the Bears. This year, they're 11-5 and are in the playoffs with a wild card, after adding Russell Wilson to the mix with a third-round pick, then having him beat out Matt Flynn and Tarvaris Jackson for a starting spot. Wilson's put up 3,118 yards and 26 touchdowns to pair up with Marshawn Lynch's 1,590 rushing yards and 11 touchdowns.
Last year, the Redskins finished with a 5-11 record and traded up to the second overall pick in the draft to grab hotshot rookie Robert Griffin III. All Griffin's done is throw 65.6% completion for 3200 yards and a 4-1 touchdown to INT ratio, and rush for 815 yards and 7 touchdowns. Add in less-heralded sixth-round rookie Alfred Morris rushing for over 1600 yards and 13 touchdowns and you have a 10-6 NFC East champion.
It's interesting to note Russell Wilson (100.0) would have set a rookie quarterback rating record this season, except for one guy... Robert Griffin III (102.4, and actually two, with Kirk Cousins at 101.6 had he qualified).
Two efficient passing games and two great rushing attacks, with the Seahawks defense and the Redskins' home-field advantage. This ought to be a fun one.
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