you can look at our road record you can look at RW's numbers, but what you need to understand is most of the losses came at the beginning of the season, when we were working in a rookie QB who was basically handcuffed for the first half of the season..
Absolutely. I completely understand that. Although, I don't believe it had as much to do with having a rookie quarterback as it did keeping the reigns on him until your coaching staff was more comfortable with him. Your team now is completely different. Look at both 49er games for proof. The second game your team had a totally different offensive identity. You guys are a dangerous, dangerous football team.
But also keep in mind that the same thing can be said for the 'Skins. We started 3-6 and we've reeled off seven straight wins to finish 10-6 and win the NFC East for the first time since 1999, and get into the playoffs for the first time since 2007 (which you guys knocked us out of... and in 2005...). And, that's with an injured RG3 the last two games and Kirk Cousins at the helm the game prior. We have a budding football team, but we're not perfect yet. I see weaknesses. Like I stated in the OP, our safeties are decent in run support and lackluster in coverage. That's a major issue. Our corners are either very good or very, very poor. That could be a major issue. Our front seven has been MUCH better these last seven games. OLBs Rob Jackson and Ryan Kerrigan have done a better job setting the job and generating a pass rush (although, our pass rush is still somewhat mediocre). Jackson can be had at times in the run game, and I'd imagine the Hawks will run some read option his way a few times. He was out of position on DeMarco Murray in a base offense, I can totally see him getting fooled by Wilson/Lynch. But he can also make some phenomenal plays in coverage, like slipping off his rush and picking off Romo to seal the game last Sunday night. London Fletcher is the defensive player of the month in the NFC and Perry Riley is a pretty solid tackler and a very good up and coming ILB. Barry Cofield at nose, Jarvis Jenkins and Stephen Bowen at end have played much better as of late, too.
And that's not even mentioning our offense with Garcon in the game or our 1600 yard rusher.
The Seattle Seahawks are hot. So hot, that I'd say they along with the Broncos may be the two best teams in football. Seattle as a whole, offense, defense and special teams is the most explosive team in football. I have no doubts on that. But the 'Skins offense is extremely explosive and the defense has flashes of absolute brilliance. Our coverage units on special teams are solid.
This is going to be a fun game to watch if you're a fan of football. And most of you guys seem to know the game very, very well.