Five Challenges for the Seahawks to Overcome Against the Redskins

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Sep 25, 2014; Landover, MD, USA; New York Giants running back Peyton Hillis (33) breaks a tackle by Washington Redskins cornerback Tracy Porter (22) during the second half at FedEx Field. Mandatory Credit: Brad Mills-USA TODAY Sports

An awful playing surface

One reason to be concerned about this game is that it is being played on one of the worst playing surfaces in the NFL. The Seahawks remember that January 2013 playoff game where the turf directly or indirectly contributed to the demise of Robert Griffin III.

With that in mind, the Seahawks can’t look past this game because it still needs to be played and the team needs to fly home healthy. We don’t need anyone tearing up their knee because the owners of the Redskins can’t put some good grass in their stadium.

Next week the Seahawks will be back on the safer turf in Seattle. This week, they have to survive the awful grass in Washington.