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NFL Films: Redskins-Seahawks Preview

Posted by Andrew Walker on January 5, 2013 – 9:05 am

The NFC East champion Washington Redskins (10-4) play host to their first playoff game since 1999 on Sunday when they welcome the Seattle Seahawks (11-5) in the NFC Wild Card Round. Kickoff from FedExField on Sunday is set for 4:30 p.m. ET.

FedExField is an open-concept stadium with a natural-grass playing surface. The stadium seats 85,000.

The game will feature Rookie of the Year candidates Robert Griffin III and Russell Wilson at quarterback, but it is Redskins rookie running back and Rookie of the Year candidate Alfred Morris that could once again command the spotlight. In the Redskins’ winner-take-all victory against the Dallas Cowboys in Week 17, Morris rushed 33 times for 200 rushing yards with three touchdowns, all career highs.

Morris finished the regular season with 1,613 yards, breaking Clinton Portis’ team record for rushing yards in a season (1,516 in 2005) and trailing only Eric Dickerson and George Rogers for the most rushing yards in a rookie season in NFL history. On Wednesday, Morris was named NFC Offensive Player of the Week for the first time in his career. Griffin III and Morris became the first-ever rookie teammates ever to be named NFC Offensive Player of the week in the same season.

A win on Sunday would be the Redskins’ first postseason win since defeating the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the NFC Wild Card Round following the 2005 season. Excluding the 1936 NFL Championship that was moved to Polo Grounds in New York, the Redskins are 13-2 all-time in postseason home games. The won Redskins have won their last five postseason home games dating back to the 1986 NFC Wild Card Round.

The Redskins-Seahawks game will be televised by Fox.

On radio, the game will be broadcast locally on ESPN 980 and the Redskins Radio Network.  Larry Michael calls the play-by-play with former Redskins and Hall of Famers Sonny Jurgensen and Sam Huff adding color commentary.  Former Redskin Rick ‘Doc’ Walker reports from the sidelines.

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