Seattle Seahawks vs. Washington Redskins: 5 Keys to the Game for the Redskins

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Seattle Seahawks vs. Washington Redskins: 5 Keys to the Game for the Redskins
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For the first time since 1999, the Washington Redskins are hosting a playoff game within the confines of FedEx Field.

And for the first time since 2005, the Redskins are looking to move to the divisional round of the playoffs, a season in which they were ousted by the Seattle Seahawks. Then it was almost a mirror image two years later as the Redskins were again booted from the postseason.

The Redskins may be on the longest winning streak in the NFC currently (seven), but the Seahawks are right behind them with five wins in a row. Russell Wilson and Marshawn Lynch have been playing stride-for-stride with Robert Griffin III and Alfred Morris for the better part of a month.

Moving to the next round of the playoffs won't be easy, it never is. But if the Redskins plan on playing in either San Francisco or Atlanta next weekend, there are some key points they will have to follow.

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