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How He'll Be Exposed: Taking Away Marshawn Lynch
What Russell Wilson has done this year for the Seattle Seahawks has been simply brilliant. He's easily been one of the top rookies this season and should even get some serious consideration for Offensive Rookie of the Year.
However, Wilson hasn't been forced to be the majority of his team's offense like Andrew Luck and Robert Griffin III have been. This doesn't take away from how fantastic Wilson has been, but it could spell trouble in the playoffs.
You see, quarterbacks are what ultimately win games in the playoffs. Look at the last handful of Super Bowl winners, and you see names like Eli Manning, Drew Brees and Aaron Rodgers. A team needs its quarterback to play at an extremely high level and be able to win games.
Wilson hasn't been asked to do that too often this season for Seattle, and the Washington Redskins' gameplan should be to do everything in their power to force Wilson to win this game. The best way to do that is to take away Lynch from the game.
If the Redskins can slow down Lynch, they'll expose the lack of experience that Wilson has in being the sole provider of offense for Seattle. For example, the last time the Seahawks lost was in Week 12 to the Miami Dolphins. Miami held Lynch to only 46 rushing yards and was able to come away with the win.
Considering that Washington is only allowing 95.8 rushing yards a game, it could be rather successful in its attempt of exposing Wilson.