Five Challenges for the Seahawks to Overcome Against the Redskins

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Sep 21, 2014; Seattle, WA, USA; Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Doug Baldwin (89) walks off the field following a 26-20 overtime victory against the Denver Broncos at CenturyLink Field. Mandatory Credit: Joe Nicholson-USA TODAY Sports

On paper, the Seattle Seahawks should defeat the Washington Redskins on Monday Night Football. The Seahawks are just a better team, and if they are able to implement most or all of their gameplan, this should be a comfortable victory.

Unfortunately, the NFL can be unforgiving league when it comes to individual games. The best teams can lose on any given Sunday (or Monday), and no games can be taken for granted.

Remember when the Seahawks faced the Tampa Bay Buccaneers last year and almost lost? Exactly.

Pete Carroll should have his squad ready to go, but there are pitfalls when a team is mentally looking ahead to more notable matchups in the future. Here are five reasons the Seahawks can’t look past the Redskins.