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When the Seahawks and Redskins meet on Sunday, it will be the first time in NFC history that a pair of rookie quarterbacks have started a playoff game
Sunday's Wild Card matchup between the Washington Redskins and the Seattle Seahawks will be only the second time in NFL history that a pair of rookie quarterbacks have met in the playoffs. The first happened in the AFC last season when Houston met Cincinnati, and when Robert Griffin III and Russell Wilson meet on Sunday it will be the NFC's first such matchup.
The Redskins won their last seven games of the regular season to finish 10-6 and win the NFC East. By virtue of winning their division, they will host the Seahawks this weekend despite Seattle finishing the season 11-5.
The Seahawks are led by running back Marshawn Lynch on offense. The former Buffalo first-round draft choice ended the season with 1,590 yards rushing and 11 touchdowns on 315 carries. The Washington defense has been stingy against the run this season, allowing less than 100 yards on the ground per game.
Washington will also look to be strong on the ground, with Alfred Morris finishing the year with 1,613 rushing yards. RGIII ran for 815 yards of his own, as the Redskins finished atop the NFL in rushing yards for the year.
Game Date/Time: Sunday, Jan. 6, 2013, 4:30 p.m. ET
Location: FedExField, Landover, Md.
TV Schedule: FOX
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Sirius XM Radio: 86
Washington D.C. area: ESPN Radio WTEM 980 AM, WWXX 94.3 FM and WWXT 92.7 FM