More than ever, local football fans will be more tuned into the NFL playoffs this year. For the first time in more than a decade, the Washington Redskins earned a home game in wildcard week after beating the Dallas Cowboys to finish the season and take first place in the NFC East.
The Redskins have not been to the NFL playoffs since 2007 when they earned a spot as a wildcard team. Like this year, in 2007 the Washington faced the Seattle Seahawks. In 2007, the Seahawks won, but that was in Seattle. The Redskins have not had a home game in the NFL playoffs since they beat the Detroit Lions in 1999. Find more Redskins playoff history here.
Can Robert Griffin III, more commonly known as RGIII, pull off another run against the Seahawks like this one on Oct. 14 against the Minnesota Vikings? RGIII touchdown run.
Or will Albert Morris carry the day as he did here against the Cowboys and continue his record-breaking season? Morris touchdown run.
The latest odds favor Seattle by 3. Get updates about odds and betting here. Don’t forget to let the team know how you feel about the season, the victory over Dallas and the upcoming playoff games.
Get the full NFL playoff schedule here.
Some local bars likely to carry the game:
- Finnegan’s Irish Pub
- The Ashburn Pub
- Nick’s Corner Grill
- Ford’s Fish Shack
- Blue Ridge Grill
Wildcard Weekend Games
- Cincinnati Bengals at Houston Texans
4:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 5, on NBC
- Minnesota Vikings at Green Bay Packers
8 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 5, on NBC
- Indianapolis Colts at Baltimore Ravens
1 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 6, on CBS
- Seattle Seahawks at Washington Redskins
4:30 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 6, on FOX