01/06/2013 11:16 AM
Russell Wilson vs. Robert Griffin III
Russell Wilson and Robert Griffin III are the catalysts behind their respective teams march to the playoffs. Their dual-threat, playmaking skills have given defenses fits all season.
It's not easy predicting who will outperform the other. Griffin's home advantage could prove key, as the Seahawks usually struggle on the road.
However, they have improved in their travels recently. Wilson's athleticism and knack for the big play are big reasons why.
He could thrive against a Washington defense that often struggles to mount a credible pass rush. If Wilson gets the time he could also expose a pass defense that ranked 30th in the league in 2012.
Griffin might not have the same luxury against a physical and stingy Seahawks secondary. Aggressive cornerback pair Brandon Browner and Richard Sherman challenge a quarterback to be quick and accurate.
Of course, Griffin could get behind them both via the Redskins dangerous and prolific play-action passing game. That will rely on Griffin's receivers getting past Seattle's bump and run and press techniques.
If Wilson's receivers don't show their usual aversion to the idea of actually catching the ball, he could outperform his more illustrious counterpart.