The battle of the rookie sensation quarterbacks looked like it was going to live up to it’s billing early on. The Seattle Seahawks and their heralded rookie Russell Wilson fell behind 14-0 in the first quarter to the Robert Griffin III led Washington Redskins. But from that point on, it was all Seahawks.
The 24-14 final score was not indicative of the game’s feel. After the 1st quarter, it wasn’t even close.
Seattle’s defense, led by the “Legion of Boom” defensive backfield, clamped down on the Redskins and shut them out for the remainder of the game, eventually knocking RGIII out the game by the 4th quarter.
It was no surprise that Seattle’s defense led the charge once again. As good as Wilson has been under center, the defensive unit has been what has allowed the Seahawks’ offense to run up some monster numbers in the last few weeks.
When you watch the Seattle defense, only one word comes to mind…
These guys hit, and hit hard every single time. They are quick in the secondary and not afraid to jump routes, and even if you do catch it you’ll pay the price.
It was a your-best vs. our-best match in this game. The Seahawks boasted the No.1 scoring defense in the league, and the Redskins waved their banner of the No.1 rushing offense.
This time, immovable object completely crushed irresistible force.
Now Seattle travels south to take on the Atlanta Falcons at the Georgia Dome, and a completely different kind of offense. Where Washington wanted to pound the ball and control the clock, the Falcons will look to stretch the field and try to run past the tough-as-nails Seattle secondary.
Atlanta’s Julio Jones, Roddy White and Tony Gonzalez had best strap up tight, because it might get ugly.