rdskns4eva wrote:This will be a tough game. I cant remember the last time I've seen a defense as physical as the Hawks.
You guys have a good offense, but it's not as good as the Skins offense.
You guys barely saw a good defense all year. We've seen quite a few top 15 defenses. I'd say at this point that our offense is better.
rdskns4eva wrote:Unfortunately for us, RG3 looks like he wont be 100% so that favors you guys. Rg3 at 80% is good enough to beat teams in this league. The Hawks arent one of those teams.
Even if he was at 100%, we did very well containing running QBs this year. I think we'll end up forcing RG3 to throw. He's not going to get away with a 3rd of his passes being screens against us, either.
rdskns4eva wrote:Fortunately for us, we're at home and you guys are on the road. Which is good because you guys are an ELITE team at home. Based on your road record, your not nearly as good as you guys are at home although you put a whooping on the Bills. But they are the Bills...and we arent the Bills. Really, outside of Chicago and the brutlization you put on the Bills, you dont have any impressive road wins.
I don't disagree, we have one impressive road win against a good team this year. We seem to have cleared that "bad on the road" hurdle, though.
rdskns4eva wrote:If our defense plays the ways its been playing for the last 7 weeks, and we run the ball the way we want, this will be a close game. And close games tend to favor home teams. If our offense takes care of the ball the way they've been doing and the defense forces turnovers, it could be a long day for the Hawks. We get turnovers and we dont turn the ball over and in this league, turover ratio is the biggest indicator of wins and losses, period.
You've averaged allowing 20.0 points per game over the past 7 games on defense, and many of those were against crappy offenses. I wouldn't list your defense as a strength. You're 22nd on the year by points allowed per game. That being said, your defense has definitely played better in the 2nd half than they did in the 1st. You can say the same about our offense too, though; and that has had a more meteoric rise than your defense.
rdskns4eva wrote:If the defense plays the way they played for the first 9 games, we're going to be in trouble. Alot of trouble.
Also, welcome to the board and enjoy your stay.
I, for one, love how the Seahawks defense matches up against the Redskins offense. I think it's going to be a long day for Redskins fans, and that we'll end up with the hat trick. (Having booted the Redskins out of the playoffs 3 consecutive times.)