|Why To Watch|
Washington has won six in a row, including a hard-fought, physical wild-card game last week at Tampa. The last month and a half has more or less been a playoff scenario for the Redskins; one loss would have pretty much eliminated them from the postseason. There is no question that this team is rolling and peaking at the right time of the year. However, fatigue and injuries are sure to begin to take their toll sooner or later, especially on a cross-country road trip to Seattle, where the Seahawks are 8-0 this season.
The Seahawks lost their final game of the season but won a whopping 11 in a row before that to run away with home-field advantage throughout the NFC playoffs. It's not easy to win in Seattle, and Washington is at a distinct disadvantage. These teams met in Washington in Week 3 when the Redskins pulled out a 20-17 victory. Redskins coach Joe Gibbs is an amazing 17-5 in the postseason with three Super Bowl victories, but Seattle has the league MVP, the league's second-ranked total offense, strong red-zone defense, home-field advantage, an excellent head coach with extensive postseason experience and a well-rested, talented squad.