Aros' Fearless Playoff Prediction Thread (Hawks @ Redskins)

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    RGIII's 24

    That's right. A tie. Both teams combine to become the Washington Seaskins. Both fanbases commit massive suicide.

    (what I really mean is the game is too close to call)
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  • Funny story before my baseless prediction. Literally the first customer I served this week at my bar/restaurant was an old man and his 2 daughters. The old man was wearing a Redskins windbreaker jacket! I'm thinkin to myself, what are the odds?! So I go over to this guy and I'm trying to be a good sport and respect my elders, plus, one of his daughters was pretty hot and started things off by saying "I'll take a Modelo, I'm pretty easy", with a smile haha

    So I tell the man, "as fate would have it, you're being served by one of the few Seahawks diehards born in NY." He just looks at me and laughs and goes "well, you guys are in a lot of trouble, you ain't no good on the road."

    That was the moment... the moment I lost all respect for this man. I didn't even feel the need to defend myself, simply saying "If you guys in DC think this one's gonna be an easy game, you've got another thing coming. Russell Wilson and the Hawks are special. Probably the best team you've played all season." He answered back with some mumbo jumbo about playing the Ravens, how even if RGIII did get hurt by the Hawks D Kirk Cousins would come right in and light it up. So I stopped talking to the guy. As he's leaving he says "well, I won't wish you good luck." And walks right out. Pretty funny but still indicative of how a lot of Redskins fans view this game and the threat of the Seahawks in general.

    With that being said... This game reminds me a lot of 2010, when the Packers (a similarly built, young team with little playoff experience at the time) went up against dual-threat QB Michael Vick on the road in Philly. The Packers used a tough, hard fought game to propel them to the Super Bowl and ultimately to win it all.

    Everyone pointing to the fact that this is a young team and that they're worried about the Hawks coming out tight need to realize that the same can be said about Washington. Having said that, I think both teams come out of the gate a little tight. I'm expecting RGIII to have the more gaudy passing numbers in terms of yardage and probably rushing numbers as well, but Russell Wilson will be more efficient and accurate. Late in the game I think RGIII throws a pick to seal the deal for the Hawks in an intense game. The Seahawks get the playoff road monkey off of their backs...

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  • RiggoReincarnated wrote:
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    However, the Redskins don't have a secondary. We have a very, very good QB.

    Seattle 28 Redskins 16

    And Riggo's prediction based off 2011 is a bunch of hooey. That team had Tarvaris Jackson at QB. That team doesn't compare.


    This team has RGIII, and Alfred Morris, a new receiving corps, and is playing at home. Dallas fans were going on about the same thing, how Romo was going to light up our secondary etc. He barely passed for 200 yards, with 3 INTs. I don't even think your secondary held him to such paltry numbers.


    tell you right now, you need to stop with the Dallas talk, we crushed Dallas at home, your team looked extremly mediocre against a bad Cowboys D and a even worse looking Tony Choko... so please just stop.. the team you are facing sunday is better than dallas in every facit and the comparison is not even close... you have no secondary, and if you're going to rush 5,6 guys every down, RW is going to screen you to death or simply out scramble an ancient London Fletcher.. Dallas made him look like Lawrence Taylor.. pittiful.. i have respect for the Skins, think you're a great team .. But Seattle is the better team top to bottom, and i wouldn't be counting on those road woes to kick in any time soon.. JMO
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    I just have a good feeling about this one.
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  • Very interesting matchup. Mobile QB's, zone-read, play-action, overrated receivers, hard-to-judge O-lines on both sides.

    The clincher is our defense. It's the #1 scoring defense in the league, in case you haven't heard, and one of the few speedy and smart enough to dismantle a mobile QB with the read-option (Newton had his worst day of the year against us and Kaepernick didn't have fun either). Their pass defense? Hemorrhages passing touchdowns.

    RG3 gets some heroics late and keeps the pass rush off him with his play-fakes; Brandon Browner will get burned, repeatedly. But it won't be enough. An Earl Thomas pick or two, from RG3 locking onto receivers, should be the difference.

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  • I dont like the way this one is shaping up... Alfred Morris will run wild as will rg3!! Wilson struggles in the first half against their aggressive def putting us in a big whole... we try to make a run but fall short!!

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    I expect our defense to maintain the game in points allowed. I mean, we are #1 in that category. Plus our offense has been clicking the past month.
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  • Don't know what the score will be, but the game won't be close. Seahawks by a landslide. Redskins have no shot in this one.
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  • Seahawks 27
    Skins 10

    All we really gotta do is stop the run and protect Dangeruss from crazy blitzing and this one is over.
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  • well there sure is a lot of confidence here . . . and rightfully so, your team has been playing real good football . . . IF this game were in Seattle i would have to go with the Hawks . . . but it is not and while you guys are not anywhere near as bad on the road as a lot of people would like to state, you are also not as good on the road as you are at home . . . And you haven't played against the skins offense . . . while i agree you shut down the 49ers, that is not the skins offense either . . . i feel this will end up being a pretty high scoring game as i don't have a lot of faith in the Skins D to be able to shut down the hawks offense, but they are very opportunistic and have done a great job creating turnovers all year and i feel that will be the most important part of this game, winning the turnover battle . . . i feel the Skins will protect the ball and force a couple of turnovers that will utimately cost the hawks the game . . .

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  • SkinsGuru wrote:well there sure is a lot of confidence here . . . and rightfully so, your team has been playing real good football . . . IF this game were in Seattle i would have to go with the Hawks . . . but it is not and while you guys are not anywhere near as bad on the road as a lot of people would like to state, you are also not as good on the road as you are at home . . . And you haven't played against the skins offense . . . while i agree you shut down the 49ers, that is not the skins offense either . . . i feel this will end up being a pretty high scoring game as i don't have a lot of faith in the Skins D to be able to shut down the hawks offense, but they are very opportunistic and have done a great job creating turnovers all year and i feel that will be the most important part of this game, winning the turnover battle . . . i feel the Skins will protect the ball and force a couple of turnovers that will utimately cost the hawks the game . . .

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    Well, you're entitled to your opinion. Even when that opinion is wrong. Which it is, on this occasion. Redskins don't have a shot in this one. Sorry (I'm not).
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  • peachesenregalia wrote:
    SkinsGuru wrote:well there sure is a lot of confidence here . . . and rightfully so, your team has been playing real good football . . . IF this game were in Seattle i would have to go with the Hawks . . . but it is not and while you guys are not anywhere near as bad on the road as a lot of people would like to state, you are also not as good on the road as you are at home . . . And you haven't played against the skins offense . . . while i agree you shut down the 49ers, that is not the skins offense either . . . i feel this will end up being a pretty high scoring game as i don't have a lot of faith in the Skins D to be able to shut down the hawks offense, but they are very opportunistic and have done a great job creating turnovers all year and i feel that will be the most important part of this game, winning the turnover battle . . . i feel the Skins will protect the ball and force a couple of turnovers that will utimately cost the hawks the game . . .

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    Well, you're entitled to your opinion. Even when that opinion is wrong. Which it is, on this occasion. Redskins don't have a shot in this one. Sorry (I'm not).


    There sure is alot of arrogance amonst Seattle fans this year...that you are going to come east coast and piss on us in OUR house. Its going to be really fun when the Skins win and shut everyone up who's underestimated us (again).
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  • RiggoReincarnated wrote:
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    SkinsGuru wrote:well there sure is a lot of confidence here . . . and rightfully so, your team has been playing real good football . . . IF this game were in Seattle i would have to go with the Hawks . . . but it is not and while you guys are not anywhere near as bad on the road as a lot of people would like to state, you are also not as good on the road as you are at home . . . And you haven't played against the skins offense . . . while i agree you shut down the 49ers, that is not the skins offense either . . . i feel this will end up being a pretty high scoring game as i don't have a lot of faith in the Skins D to be able to shut down the hawks offense, but they are very opportunistic and have done a great job creating turnovers all year and i feel that will be the most important part of this game, winning the turnover battle . . . i feel the Skins will protect the ball and force a couple of turnovers that will utimately cost the hawks the game . . .

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    Well, you're entitled to your opinion. Even when that opinion is wrong. Which it is, on this occasion. Redskins don't have a shot in this one. Sorry (I'm not).


    There sure is alot of arrogance amonst Seattle fans this year...that you are going to come east coast and piss on us in OUR house. Its going to be really fun when the Skins win and shut everyone up who's underestimated us (again).


    That won't happen because you don't have a shot at winning this game. You guys have a good young(ish) team and are probably going to win several division titles over the coming years, maybe even a SB, but not this year. This year you have no shot at making it out of the wildcard round.
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  • RiggoReincarnated wrote:
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    SkinsGuru wrote:well there sure is a lot of confidence here . . . and rightfully so, your team has been playing real good football . . . IF this game were in Seattle i would have to go with the Hawks . . . but it is not and while you guys are not anywhere near as bad on the road as a lot of people would like to state, you are also not as good on the road as you are at home . . . And you haven't played against the skins offense . . . while i agree you shut down the 49ers, that is not the skins offense either . . . i feel this will end up being a pretty high scoring game as i don't have a lot of faith in the Skins D to be able to shut down the hawks offense, but they are very opportunistic and have done a great job creating turnovers all year and i feel that will be the most important part of this game, winning the turnover battle . . . i feel the Skins will protect the ball and force a couple of turnovers that will utimately cost the hawks the game . . .

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    Well, you're entitled to your opinion. Even when that opinion is wrong. Which it is, on this occasion. Redskins don't have a shot in this one. Sorry (I'm not).


    There sure is alot of arrogance amonst Seattle fans this year...that you are going to come east coast and piss on us in OUR house. Its going to be really fun when the Skins win and shut everyone up who's underestimated us (again).


    What do you mean "again"? Go look at the Redskins wikipedia team and tell me the Redskins haven't been irrelevant for the better part of 15 years. Take it from a fanbase that knows - you gotta earn that respect.
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  • RiggoReincarnated wrote:
    peachesenregalia wrote:
    SkinsGuru wrote:well there sure is a lot of confidence here . . . and rightfully so, your team has been playing real good football . . . IF this game were in Seattle i would have to go with the Hawks . . . but it is not and while you guys are not anywhere near as bad on the road as a lot of people would like to state, you are also not as good on the road as you are at home . . . And you haven't played against the skins offense . . . while i agree you shut down the 49ers, that is not the skins offense either . . . i feel this will end up being a pretty high scoring game as i don't have a lot of faith in the Skins D to be able to shut down the hawks offense, but they are very opportunistic and have done a great job creating turnovers all year and i feel that will be the most important part of this game, winning the turnover battle . . . i feel the Skins will protect the ball and force a couple of turnovers that will utimately cost the hawks the game . . .

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    Well, you're entitled to your opinion. Even when that opinion is wrong. Which it is, on this occasion. Redskins don't have a shot in this one. Sorry (I'm not).


    There sure is alot of arrogance amonst Seattle fans this year...that you are going to come east coast and piss on us in OUR house. Its going to be really fun when the Skins win and shut everyone up who's underestimated us (again).


    Interesting, coming from someone who's signature argument thus far has been a 2011 game between Rex Grossman, Roy Helu, and Tarvaris Jackson.
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  • I will take the better all around team to win. That team is unquestionably the Hawks. As long as they play reasonably close to their best, they should be able to win, even on the road.

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  • There sure is alot of arrogance amonst Seattle fans this year...that you are going to come east coast and piss on us in OUR house. Its going to be really fun when the Skins win and shut everyone up who's underestimated us (again).[/quote]

    Interesting, coming from someone who's signature argument thus far has been a 2011 game between Rex Grossman, Roy Helu, and Tarvaris Jackson.[/quote]



    The only part of that argument was the success of our offense versus your secondary. I concede Russell Wilson and your offense will be a much greater challenge this year. However, I don't find any reason to believe your defense will hold us under 20 points on our home turf, not the way we are playing now. Not with our offense vastly improved, and not after a less talented QB, RB, and WR corps put up 450 yards on you guys at your house just last season. I've heard your LB play is better this year, fine...but is that enough to offset our offense - where we've focused fastly over the past offseason with RGIII and putting balanced weaponry around him?

    However, these predictions of 21 point blowouts on the road in a road playoff game make me laugh. We aren't the Buffalo Bills.
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  • SkinsGuru wrote:well there sure is a lot of confidence here . . . and rightfully so, your team has been playing real good football . . . IF this game were in Seattle i would have to go with the Hawks . . . but it is not and while you guys are not anywhere near as bad on the road as a lot of people would like to state, you are also not as good on the road as you are at home . . . And you haven't played against the skins offense . . . while i agree you shut down the 49ers, that is not the skins offense either . . . i feel this will end up being a pretty high scoring game as i don't have a lot of faith in the Skins D to be able to shut down the hawks offense, but they are very opportunistic and have done a great job creating turnovers all year and i feel that will be the most important part of this game, winning the turnover battle . . . i feel the Skins will protect the ball and force a couple of turnovers that will utimately cost the hawks the game . . .

    Redskins win!! 31 - 27


    Our defense hasnt given up more than 28 all season long. I don't see any chance of the Skins getting to 31.
    This will be a close game though....20-16 Hawks.
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  • iigakusei wrote:
    SkinsGuru wrote:well there sure is a lot of confidence here . . . and rightfully so, your team has been playing real good football . . . IF this game were in Seattle i would have to go with the Hawks . . . but it is not and while you guys are not anywhere near as bad on the road as a lot of people would like to state, you are also not as good on the road as you are at home . . . And you haven't played against the skins offense . . . while i agree you shut down the 49ers, that is not the skins offense either . . . i feel this will end up being a pretty high scoring game as i don't have a lot of faith in the Skins D to be able to shut down the hawks offense, but they are very opportunistic and have done a great job creating turnovers all year and i feel that will be the most important part of this game, winning the turnover battle . . . i feel the Skins will protect the ball and force a couple of turnovers that will utimately cost the hawks the game . . .

    Redskins win!! 31 - 27


    Our defense hasnt given up more than 28 all season long. I don't see any chance of the Skins getting to 31.
    This will be a close game though....20-16 Hawks.



    Now that kind of prediction I can at least respect and understand. I wouldn't be totally shocked if its a lower scoring game and both teams go conservative on offense (at least initially)
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  • RiggoReincarnated wrote:There sure is alot of arrogance amonst Seattle fans this year...that you are going to come east coast and piss on us in OUR house. Its going to be really fun when the Skins win and shut everyone up who's underestimated us (again).


    Interesting, coming from someone who's signature argument thus far has been a 2011 game between Rex Grossman, Roy Helu, and Tarvaris Jackson.[/quote]



    The only part of that argument was the success of our offense versus your secondary. I concede Russell Wilson and your offense will be a much greater challenge this year. However, I don't find any reason to believe your defense will hold us under 20 points on our home turf, not the way we are playing now. Not with our offense vastly improved, and not after a less talented QB, RB, and WR corps put up 450 yards on you guys at your house just last season. I've heard your LB play is better this year, fine...but is that enough to offset our offense - where we've focused fastly over the past offseason with RGIII and putting balanced weaponry around him?

    However, these predictions of 21 point blowouts on the road in a road playoff game make me laugh. We aren't the Buffalo Bills.[/quote]

    This year's defense is superior to last year's defense not only because of that better LB play, but also because of more experience at most defensive positions (remember, Sherman was only a rookie starting to flash last season, as was KJ Wright). But here's the thing. The defense is ALSO better because of a SIGNIFICANTLY better offense paired with it. The Seahawks offense can sustain long drives, giving the defense rest. It can put points up early, whereas last year's team tended to struggle to do so. That makes opponents more one-dimensional as they attempt to catch up.

    In last year's game, the defense faltered in the 4th quarter, and sure - that's still a concern sometimes. But the bigger story, in my opinion, is that once the Skins started rallying in the 4th, there was NOTHING that Tarvaris Jackson could do about it. After the Seahawks scored early in the 4th to lead 17-7, Jackson faced four 3rd downs, and this is what he did with them:

    Sack for -9 yards
    Incomplete pass
    Pass for 2 yards on 3rd and 7 (followed by taking a sack for -9 yards on 4th down)
    Interception

    This year's Seahawks offense does not play like that in the 4th quarter.
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  • RiggoReincarnated wrote:There sure is alot of arrogance amonst Seattle fans this year...that you are going to come east coast and piss on us in OUR house. Its going to be really fun when the Skins win and shut everyone up who's underestimated us (again).


    What do you expect? This IS the home base for fans of the Seahawks. I think if you looked through all the prediction type threads, including your own, you would find that most of that team's fans are going to predict a victory in every game they play.

    You will probably find a few fans on this very board picking the Skins to win the game on Sunday. On the other hand, after browsing lightly through the Redskin forums I haven't ran across a single fan predicting a Seahawk win. I'm not saying it isn't there, because maybe it is, I just haven't seen it yet.

    In fact, if you look back through the entire seasons worth of threads on any team forum you will find predictions of victory regardless of the matchup. Outside of the AZ game, most fans, even in Buffalo could visualize their team winning. If their team is good, they appear to be right most of the time.

    The fans here are seeing something they haven't seen before in a very complete team in all 3 phases of the game, plus a team that regardless of road record in the first half of the season put up a serious fight in their losses. How can you blame them?

    What is it? Are the fans supposed to account for some "mystique" factor or something? If the games were decided by odds or stats, they wouldn't have to play them. Including conference games, both of these teams have played 4 teams that made the playoffs. The Hawks have a win against each of their 4, the Skins? 2 wins and 2 losses.

    Both of those losses were at home.

    Call it arrogance, but it isn't without warrant and you won't see other fans acting differently, including your own.
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  • loafoftatupu wrote:
    RiggoReincarnated wrote:There sure is alot of arrogance amonst Seattle fans this year...that you are going to come east coast and piss on us in OUR house. Its going to be really fun when the Skins win and shut everyone up who's underestimated us (again).


    What do you expect? This IS the home base for fans of the Seahawks. I think if you looked through all the prediction type threads, including your own, you would find that most of that team's fans are going to predict a victory in every game they play.

    You will probably find a few fans on this very board picking the Skins to win the game on Sunday. On the other hand, after browsing lightly through the Redskin forums I haven't ran across a single fan predicting a Seahawk win. I'm not saying it isn't there, because maybe it is, I just haven't seen it yet.

    In fact, if you look back through the entire seasons worth of threads on any team forum you will find predictions of victory regardless of the matchup. Outside of the AZ game, most fans, even in Buffalo could visualize their team winning. If their team is good, they appear to be right most of the time.

    The fans here are seeing something they haven't seen before in a very complete team in all 3 phases of the game, plus a team that regardless of road record in the first half of the season put up a serious fight in their losses. How can you blame them?

    What is it? Are the fans supposed to account for some "mystique" factor or something? If the games were decided by odds or stats, they wouldn't have to play them. Including conference games, both of these teams have played 4 teams that made the playoffs. The Hawks have a win against each of their 4, the Skins? 2 wins and 2 losses.

    Both of those losses were at home.

    Call it arrogance, but it isn't without warrant and you won't see other fans acting differently, including your own.



    Good point. Believe it or not though, about 50% of Dallas fans were actually predicting them to lose to us, and I think that was reflected in the collapse of the team when the going got tough in the game. The difference between the attitudes (not necessarily bad) is remarkable.

    I expect much more of a fight this weekend, and more of a need to convert any turnovers we get into points. We picked off Romo twice in the first half last week, yet the score was 7-7 going into the half. If we get any against you guys, if we cannot convert them into points each time, I think its going to be extremely difficult to win. If we lose the turnover battle, I think we lose outright.

    Both fanbases have reason to be confident, with 7 and 5 game win streaks going in...the 2 hottest teams in the NFL aside from Denver. A shame that one has to lose this early in the playoffs. I can't wait.
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  • Yes, it is a shame that the redskins have to lose this early in the playoffs.
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  • If the 'Hawks can contain Morris and RGIII on the run, it'll slow down the Skins playaction game, which has been essential to their big-play ability. If--and that's a big if--the 'Hawks can do that they'll win by two scores.

    I'm not so confident in the run defense, though. See Absolut's post. This one is going to be a nail biter. The 'Skins defense isn't great, but they've made plays when it counted lately. And the 'Hawks have gone through stretches of bad bounces this season (particularly off the hands of receivers).

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  • Redskins are going to get mauled in this one. 42 - 13, Hawks.
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  • RiggoReincarnated wrote:Good point. Believe it or not though, about 50% of Dallas fans were actually predicting them to lose to us, and I think that was reflected in the collapse of the team when the going got tough in the game. The difference between the attitudes (not necessarily bad) is remarkable.


    If I was a Cowboys fan, I would have predicted a loss to the Skins too...

    They sure gave the Hawks a tough game this year... They were the start on the long list pf public comments made by fans and coaches from other teams. The words "that was embarassing" must have been used to record levels this season.

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  • I am not going to make a prediction. I truly feel this game is a toss up. It could really go any way, IMO. It could be a nail-biter, coming down to one final play (as all of the Hawks road games seem to do). The Skins could start hot, catch fire, and ride the momentum of a home crowd desperate for a playoff win, and win easily. Or Seattle could even come in and catch the Skins off guard and dominate. I really do think anything is possible. Any fans on either side who currently think their team is a lock to win, IMO, are not giving their opponent close to even credit, and reveling far too much in their kool-aid punch bowl.

    If it were at our house, we'd stomp them. I really believe that. We're the better team and our home field advantage is too much. But this game isn't at home. And it's on the East coast, to boot. You got a hungry crowd in love with it's new franchise face that is dying to explode. All the factors that come with the game being in DC, IMO, cancel out the advantages Seattle has on paper over the Redskins.

    Until the Seahawks prove they can win consistently on the road, I can never go into a road game with too much confidence. It's just me battling my own history as a fan. The Hawks haven't won a playoff game on the road since I was 2 years old. Yes, trends are made to be broken. And before 2005, the same could be said about them in the playoffs, period. But still, it's hard to flat out assume something you've never witnessed is going to happen.

    Don't get me wrong. The Hawks aren't the bumbling joke away from home that they used to be. And any Redskins fan that is simply looking at their 3-5 road record is in for a surprise. The Hawks were in EVERY SINGLE road loss at the very end, lost all by 7 pts or less, and were a single play away from winning a handful of those games. This isn't a team that plays bad without it's comfy home field advantage. This is a team that has been in every single game it's played this season, up to the very end. The home field advantage used to mask a serious road problem. Not anymore. Any DC fan that chooses to ignore it, and instead focus on a 3-5 road record is akin to sticking their head in the sand and screaming "na na na na! don't wanna hear it!" And by the way, a 5-3 home record isn't exactly an impenetrable fortress.

    Like I said, I think this game is scary close. Both teams are on considerable winning streaks. Both have exciting rookie qb's playing up there with the best in the game right now. Both have strong running games. I feel Seattle pulls away when you factor in the defense. But DC has the home field advantage.

    And quite frankly, on the road and in the playoffs, I fear the refs a little. I've feared them ever since the GB MNF game and the national outrage that ensued. Fair or not (it's not, btw), there's a sentiment some have that Seattle needs to be punished for that game. And I'm not sure if you've been paying attention or not. But there's been a couple games Seattle's played since then (Chicago, anyone?) that seriously felt as if it was a subliminal factor with the refs. Throw in the refs punishing Kam Chancellor for hitting people hard even when he does so legally, and a home crowd that's going to be screaming bloody murder at anything that doesn't go their way. I gotta admit, I'm a bit concerned in this aspect of the game.

    As I've said a couple times already. This is a super close match up, that could really go any way. Given just about every single road game the Hawks have played this season, odds are it comes down to a final drive in the 4th qtr. And as was the case in the Chicago and Detroit games, it could likely come down to whoever has the ball last.
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  • Oh, and one last thing. Any Redskin fan that feels the need to say "Boy, are you guys confident." Just save it.

    Take a look in the mirror. Not to mention every single NFL fan base when their team is in the playoffs. Fans are crazy invested in their teams. Their team reaching the playoffs does nothing but embolden such passion.

    Do I really need to remind you just how confident you guys were with TODD COLLINS coming to Seattle a few years back? Seriously, now. Just save it. All fans get pumped about their team this time of the year. To act above such behavior is beyond obnoxious.
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  • RiggoReincarnated wrote:Skins 23
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    If we can do it in Seattle we can do it here.



    You keep hammering this point like it means something this year?
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  • RiggoReincarnated wrote:There sure is alot of arrogance amonst Seattle fans this year...that you are going to come east coast and piss on us in OUR house. Its going to be really fun when the Skins win and shut everyone up who's underestimated us (again).


    Interesting, coming from someone who's signature argument thus far has been a 2011 game between Rex Grossman, Roy Helu, and Tarvaris Jackson.[/quote]



    The only part of that argument was the success of our offense versus your secondary. I concede Russell Wilson and your offense will be a much greater challenge this year. However, I don't find any reason to believe your defense will hold us under 20 points on our home turf, not the way we are playing now. Not with our offense vastly improved, and not after a less talented QB, RB, and WR corps put up 450 yards on you guys at your house just last season. I've heard your LB play is better this year, fine...but is that enough to offset our offense - where we've focused fastly over the past offseason with RGIII and putting balanced weaponry around him?

    However, these predictions of 21 point blowouts on the road in a road playoff game make me laugh. We aren't the Buffalo Bills.[/quote]
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  • WindCityHawk wrote:
    kmedic wrote:I think this game is close to the end. The problem is that the Hawks defense has yet to show us that they can stop a team on the road in the 4th quarter when the game is on the line. After some RW heroics, I envision us being up by 3-6 points with a few minutes left but end up losing after our defense crumbles in front of their home crowd. This is the one major weak link the Hawks have and I see it coming out once again in the playoffs (if not this week then certainly the following week). The Hawks have showed us a lot this season and we have much to be proud of but I feel we're gonna come up agonizingly short once again on the road.

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    You, sir, have hit on the insecurity smoldering in the back of my gut. I fear we will do everything right to win this game, and still lose it. The blowout wins and the show in Buffalo have not blocked out the memories of Detroit and Miami. That said, I would love to see Wilson light up that weak Washington secondary.


    Our defense closed it out against the Rams.
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  • Fox0r wrote:
    WindCityHawk wrote:
    kmedic wrote:I think this game is close to the end. The problem is that the Hawks defense has yet to show us that they can stop a team on the road in the 4th quarter when the game is on the line. After some RW heroics, I envision us being up by 3-6 points with a few minutes left but end up losing after our defense crumbles in front of their home crowd. This is the one major weak link the Hawks have and I see it coming out once again in the playoffs (if not this week then certainly the following week). The Hawks have showed us a lot this season and we have much to be proud of but I feel we're gonna come up agonizingly short once again on the road.

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    You, sir, have hit on the insecurity smoldering in the back of my gut. I fear we will do everything right to win this game, and still lose it. The blowout wins and the show in Buffalo have not blocked out the memories of Detroit and Miami. That said, I would love to see Wilson light up that weak Washington secondary.


    Our defense closed it out against the Rams.


    Though...that was at home. My bad.
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  • peachesenregalia wrote:That won't happen because you don't have a shot at winning this game. You guys have a good young(ish) team and are probably going to win several division titles over the coming years, maybe even a SB, but not this year. This year you have no shot at making it out of the wildcard round.


    Disagree with you peaches. People said we had no shot against the Saints two years ago, too. Pride comes before the fall.

    With that said, I think we win...but I'm not banking on a chip shot.
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  • Fox0r wrote:
    peachesenregalia wrote:That won't happen because you don't have a shot at winning this game. You guys have a good young(ish) team and are probably going to win several division titles over the coming years, maybe even a SB, but not this year. This year you have no shot at making it out of the wildcard round.


    Disagree with you peaches. People said we had no shot against the Saints two years ago, too. Pride comes before the fall.

    With that said, I think we win...but I'm not banking on a chip shot.


    That Saints was coming in practically crippled. The Seahawks are relatively healthy, though I get your point.
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  • The Redskins are good. But their time in not here yet, as they still have some work to do on Defense.

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  • For some reason I'm feeling this could be a low-scoring affair.

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  • Well, I've got a lot of my students rooting with me against the Redskins, because my school is full of Cowboys fans. So that's nice.
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  • MontanaHawk05 wrote:Well, I've got a lot of my students rooting with me against the Redskins, because my school is full of Cowboys fans. So that's nice.

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  • hawksfan515 wrote:Skins 31
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    Interesting that you think our D will give up 31 to the Redskins...why is that?

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    And it'll be a really irritating defeat too.

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  • theENGLISHseahawk wrote:Skins 20

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    And it'll be a really irritating defeat too.

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    Debbie Downer in post-season form, I see....
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  • Trenchbroom wrote:Seattle Seahawks 27
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    That's the score I've been thinking.

    I see WAS getting 2 TDs and up to 3 FG opportunities. If they make just 1 FG, we ice the game with a Marshawn TD and 1:39 on the clock. D plays prevent; final play is a Stanford-style pitch-fest, ball carrier tackled at the 43 with time expired. Seahawks win 27-17.

    If WAS makes all 3 FGs, Seahawks win 27-23, on a come-from-behind game-winning drive and TD pass by Russell with less than :20 on the clock. D plays prevent, tackles receiver in bounds, clock dwindles and runs out before timeout-less WAS can spike it. Game over.

    Why not get specific about it? ;)
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