Seahawks-Skins: What to watch
Seahawks need fast start from Lynch
|Seattle at Washington|
|When: 4:30 PM ET|
After watching film of both teams, Scouts Inc. breaks down key elements of the wild-card matchup between the Seahawks and Redskins.
• Run on the road: There is no question this matchup features two of the very best running games in the NFL. Seattle's Marshawn Lynch rushed for 100 yards in the regular-season finale, his 10th game running for 100 or more yards this season. Lynch averaged exactly 5 yards per carry in 2012, even though he was clearly the focal point of every defense's game plan for the majority of the year. He is great near the goal line and can be an effective dump-off option in the passing game. Robert Turbin has developed into a fine backup to Lynch and will see some action in Washington, but this game will hinge on what Lynch can do with the ball in his hands. We are also seeing more and more option from Seattle. The Redskins' run defense can be exploited and that could be the difference in this game. Establishing Lynch early could help take a very ambitious crowd out of the equation.
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