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Sunday afternoon NFL fans get the rookie match up they’ve been looking for: Russell Wilson leads the Seattle Seahawks into Washington to face Robert Griffin III and the Redskins. 2012 NFL Draft pick No. 75 versus pick No. 2. The first playoff clash for perhaps the greatest rookie quarterback class ever.
But no team gets to the playoffs without help. Family, friends and support staff are all essential, but I believe the Seahawks got assistance from some non-standard sources.
For making the 2012 Seahawks what they are right now, I’d like to thank:
The Miami Dolphins for slapping the Seahawks awake after they arrived in Miami jet-lagged and drowsy off a bye week.… Read more
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The match-up this Sunday in Washington will have no shortage of excitement as both teams boast talented rookie quarterbacks. Both signal callers have had huge roles in their respective teams playoff runs so it is safe to say that they will both play large roles in deciding who wins the game on Sunday. Along with the phenom quarterbacks, there are a few other key aspects of the...
The NFL playoffs have finally arrived and only a few short weeks remain until we can crown a world champion. For now we have wild card weekend to look forward to, and the most enticing game for fans whose team didn’t make the big dance, is Sundays matchup between the Seattle Seahawks and Washington Redskins. Both teams sport shining rookie quarterbacks, top of the league running...
The opponents for all 2013 regular-season games have been determined and a complete list of each team’s home and away matchups was issued today by the NFL. The scheduling formula implemented in 2002 with realignment guarantees that all teams play each other on a regular, rotating basis. Under the formula, every team plays 16 games as follows: Home and away against its three division...
The auditorium is usually reserved for coach Pete Carroll during the season and the occasional first-round draft pick being introduced in the spring.
After months of standing behind a small circular table and in front of a makeshift cereal box-shaped backdrop, Seattle rookie quarterback Russell Wilson got the auditorium on Thursday, with the big podium, the microphone stands and...
Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch was limited in Wednesday's practice as the team prepares for Sunday's NFC Wild Card playoff game against the Washington Redskins.
Lynch, who is dealing with a back injury, carried the ball 315 times for 1,590 yards and 11 touchdowns during the regular season.
He was the only player listed on Seattle's injury report on...
Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman says he's not afraid to face Washington Redskins' wide receivers, and he shouldn't be.
"None of them," Sherman told USA TODAY Sports.
The Redskins top three receivers are Pierre Garcon, Santana Moss and Leonard Hankerson. Garcon leads the Redskins in receiving yards with 633, while Moss leads the team with eight...
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The Seattle Seahawks saw running back Marshawn Lynch do a limited schedule during practice.
Lynch has been dealing with a back injury. Yet, he is expected to play in the Seahawks upcoming NFC Wild Card playoff game against the Washington Redskins...
8-0 at home, undefeated since November 25th, scoring a combined 170 points in the last four games, Russell Wilson and the Seattle Seahawks are flying higher than they have in years. Maybe it’s due to their aggressive yet smart defense led by Earl Thomas, maybe it is the roaring 12th Man for which they perform, maybe it’s their rookie quarterback that is “too short” to be...
Happy New Year 12′s!
So, you woke up yesterday morning a little worse for the wear after overindulging in the New Year’s celebrations with too much Red Hook ESB drained from your giant novelty Seahawks tumbler glass, while drunkenly bragging of once seeing Russell Wilson hanging out at Red Mill burger on North 67th.
It’s the holidays and everyone’s in the mood...
In April 2012, the Washington Redskins took a risk and traded up to draft Robert Griffin III of Baylor as the second overall pick in the NFL Draft. The Redskins brought in Griffin to be the savior. He was the future of a franchise that was completely void of a consistent quarterback. Expectations were high and the stakes were higher. This was a boom or bust draft pick for everyone...
What will it take?
Now that the Seahawks have made the playoffs as the 5th seed in the NFC, they are set to travel to Landover, Maryland to take on the Washington Redskins.
The question has been posed, “What would be a disappointing playoff run?”
Before I get into that, let’s take a look at what the 2012 Seahawks football team has accomplished this season.
6th best record...
In the NFC Division Wildcard, you must account for the Seattle Seahawks’ MEAT.
I know it’s not the flashiest thing to talk about. I will concede that it’s easier to talk about Robert Griffin III and Russell Wilson (because we all know flashy quarterbacks win playoff games1). Hell, ESPN has virtually made it a quarterback combine competition. At this point I’m surprised that...
The NFL awards season is nearing, and the debate for who deserves what is heating up. Of particular note this season in the three-legged race (OK, six-legged) that developed for the 2012 Rookie of the Year.
However, while an individual accolade might be nice at the end of the season, a trio of rookie quarterbacks remain in the hunt for something much bigger.
Andrew Luck, Robert...
Where: FedExField in Landover, Md.
When: Sunday, Jan. 6 at 4:30 p.m. ET
Watch: Fox5 WTTG
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Rookie quarterbacks ROBERT GRIFFIN III of Washington and RUSSELL WILSON of Seattle lead their teams into the playoffs. Griffin (102.4) and Wilson (100.0) are the only rookie quarterbacks in NFL history to post...