October 6th, 2014- In their only Monday appearance of the 2014 season the Seattle Seahawks hope to up another dominant performance in primetime against the Washington Redskins. The last time the Seahawks made their presence felt in Fedex Field was in the wildcard playoff game in 2012 and Richard Sherman was sucker punched by Trent Williams. It was also the first playoff road victory since 1983. The game tonight doesn’t have as much significance being the game is only the fifth regular season game of the season and the Redskins coming off a humiliating defeat to the New York Giants. Both teams had a bye in week 3, the Seahawks needing it more so than any other team with a grueling 13 games in the next 12 weeks and also to get healthy as they can. Having said that starting tight end Zach Miller is out 4 to 6 weeks, getting ankle surgery now and hopefully get right for the home stretch. Starting in place of Miller until he’s ready to come back will be Luke Wilson in which he hopes to have a breakout game on national tv. Wilson has only 2 catches this year, 1 more than starting QB Russell Wilson. It will give Pete Carroll and the coaching staff a good to see how much Luke has improved from last year from a blocking stand point. Cooper Helfet will be the backup to Wilson. Kam Chancellor decided in the bye week to not have bone spurs in his ankles removed by way of surgery will wear “high tops” to play through it for the remainder of the season. He said the new shoes helped him alot in the Bronco game when switching to the high tops. Other than Alvin Bailey everyone with the exception of the injured reserved list is good to go.
KEYS TO THE GAME
Redskins: 1) Kurt Cousins has to be efficient and play turnover free 2) Get off to a fast start 3) Establishing the run
Seahawks: 1) Marshawn Lynch has to have at least 25 carries, its going to be windy 2) Block well on the edges 3) Play Seahawk football
GAME WITHIN THE GAME
Richard Sherman and DeSean Jackson are childhood friends and grew up together and played on the same baseball team which Jackson’s dad was the coach. There will be some trash talking but Sherman won’t give him anything easy.
Seahawks 31 Redskins 17