Other voices: What other media are saying about the Seahawks
A big order Big, physical teams have given the Seahawks problems. The Redskins are big and physical on offense and they hit hard on defense...
A big order
Big, physical teams have given the Seahawks problems. The Redskins are big and physical on offense and they hit hard on defense. But are they healthy enough and can they score? They will need more than 20 points if they hope to beat the Seahawks on the road.
— John Clayton, espn.com
Too much offense
Bottom line: Washington has the better defense, but Seattle is much more potent offensively than many of the teams the Redskins have faced. Plus, the Seahawks had a bye last week and are 8-0 at home, where they score nearly 30 points a game. There's just too much for Washington to overcome as it plays its third consecutive road game — always a tall order in the NFL. Seahawks 27-13.
— Dan Caesar, St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Win, or else
Seattle's in trouble if: It loses this one. The Seahawks haven't won a playoff game since the Reagan administration, and the fallout from a loss here won't be pretty. Pick: Seattle 27-10.
— Ed Barkowitz,
Philadelphia Daily News
Looks like a Wash-out
Seahawks favored by 9. Washington doesn't belong and will prove it. Seahawks by 12.
— Jerry Greene, The Orlando Sentinel
Hawks on a roll
Redskins' Santana Moss (84 catches, 9 TDs) led NFL with 10 receptions of 40 yards or more. Seahawks' Matt Hasselbeck has thrown 39 TDs vs. only 16 INTs in last 24 home starts (20 wins). The difference between wild-card round game and conference semifinal is enormous, as sixth-seeded Washington will be reminded. Their attack lacks punch, and No. 1-seeded Seahawks' offense is on roll. Seattle 27-16.
— Terry Bannon, Chicago Tribune
No upset here
Washington, New England, Pittsburgh and Carolina are road underdogs this weekend, and they'd need top efforts to survive. "Best Bets" is picking only one of them to do it. It isn't the Redskins. Seattle 35, Washington 14.
— Bob Matthews, Rochester (N.Y.) Democrat and Chronicle
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