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Who Has The Edge? Breaking Down Seahawks, Redskins Matchups
Redskins Pass Offense vs. Seahawks Pass Defense: The offensive line will need to buy Robert Griffin III some time. Chris Clemons is tied for ninth in the NFL with 11.5 sacks and rookie Bruce Irvin has eight, while Richard Sherman is tied for second with eight interceptions. Edge: Even
Redskins Run Offense vs. Seahawks Run Defense: Alfred Morris finished his rookie season with 1,613 rushing yards and 13 touchdowns. Seattle has allowed only 103.1 yards a game this season. Edge: Even
Seahawks Pass Offense vs. Redskins Pass Defense: Russell Wilson finished the season with 26 touchdown passes, which tied Peyton Manning in 1998 for the most amongst rookie quarterbacks. His 64.1 completion percentage is third all-time. Edge: Seahawks
Seahawks Run Offense vs. Redskins Run Defense: The third-leading rusher behind Minnesota’s Adrian Peterson and Morris, Marshawn Lynch reached career highs with 1,590 rushing yards, 315 carries and an average gain of five yards. Edge: Even