Defense Will Win Sunday's NFC Wild Card Game

By Andy Schmidt
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If there are two teams that weren’t expected to be in the National Football League playoffs in 2012, they would be the Seattle Seahawks and Washington Redskins. On Sunday afternoon at 4:30 p.m. Eastern on Fox though, the No. 5 seed Seahawks will hit the road to face the No. 4 seed Redskins in the NFC Wild Card Game. I think there is one team that has a distinct advantage in this game and will use it to get the victory.

The Seattle defense is one of the best in the entire NFL and while it hasn’t faced the likes of Robert Griffin III this year, it is still very good. It is going to be quite difficult for Washington to move the ball as well as they have been lately. The Seahawks should be able to stuff Griffin and Alfred Morris while on offense, Marshawn Lynch will be able to run through the Washington defense. If Lynch can top 100 yards on the ground, Seattle will be very tough to beat in this game.

It has been a great run for both of these teams to get to this point of the season. Seattle will be too tough however for Washington to overcome and I think it will be a Seahawks 20-13 victory. This Seahawks team has the potential to make some major noise in the playoffs with that defense and that will start with this game. This has been a great year for Washington and getting their fans back into the team but they will come up short in this one.

Andy Schmidt is a columnist/writer for RantSports. Follow him on Twitter @ASchmidtSports or like his Facebook page.

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