Five Challenges for the Seahawks to Overcome Against the Redskins

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Sep 21, 2014; Seattle, WA, USA; Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch (24) carries the ball against the Denver Broncos during the second half at CenturyLink Field. Seattle defeated Denver 26-20. Mandatory Credit: Steven Bisig-USA TODAY Sports

Not as bad as they look

Finally, there is the fact that the Redskins are not as bad as their record might indicate. Washington is 1-3, and they did suffer a bad defeat to New York.

That said, they beat the Jacksonville Jaguars soundly (not a great feat) and narrowly lost to a good Philadelphia Eagles team. This isn’t a great team, but they have some talent.

The Redskins have the fourth-best passing attack in the NFL (292.3 YPG) and they are eighth against the run (87.0 YPG). Therefore, it will be interesting to see how they handle what are arguably a couple of Seattle’s strengths. Namely, the Seahawks still have one of the great secondaries in football and Marshawn Lynch is running the ball extremely well.

Maybe the Redskins are able to take advantage of a rusty Seahawks team, but that appears doubtful. This should result in another ‘W’ for the Seahawks.

Final Score: Seahawks 34, Redskins 10