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Russell Wilson has defied expectations this year. Then again, he's been defying expectations for his entire life. A quarterback isn't supposed to be 5'11" and be successful. He'd have to move to wide receiver, to safety. Not all quarterbacks are Russell Wilson.
Russell Wilson doesn't listen to critics. He just works and gets the job done. That's what he's done in Seattle during his phenomenal rookie season. Wilson has thrown for 3,118 yards, 26 touchdowns and only 10 interceptions.
Wilson has been the steadying force this team has needed for some time. He's not flashy, but he gets the job done and wins.
Wilson will need to be at his best against the Redskins.
The Skins love to bring pressure. In fact, when they rush five or more defenders, they have gotten 12 interceptions, most in the league. Luckily for Seattle, Wilson hasn't thrown an interception against that kind of pressure since Week 7.
Wilson's not fazed by it, which is good because it will come a lot.
The 'Hawks will use a lot of play-action passing, as it is an area where Wilson has excelled. He is 14-of-15 in his last five games from the gun.
If Wilson does not perform well, it'll be hard for the Seahawks to win. While the Redskins are good, it seems wrong to question Wilson because he always seems to answer them in the right way.