NFL Playoff picks and predictions: Seahawks vs. Redskins

Kevin Casey

Experts weigh in on who will win the Wild Card showdown between the Seattle Seahawks and the Washington Redskins.

The Seattle Seahawks (11-5) head to Washington D.C. on Sunday to take on the Washington Redskins (10-6) in an NFC Wild Card clash. While the Seahawks are just a slight favorite according to oddsmakers, a majority of NFL experts are picking Pete Carroll's squad to come out on top.

Adam Schefter, Tom Jackson and Chris Carter of ESPN all believe that the Seahawks will come out on top, while former Bears' head coach Mike Ditka is picking the Redskins in a mild upset.

Yahoo! Sports' trio of NFL experts -- comprised of Mike Silver, Jason Cole and Les Carpenter -- like Seattle across the board, while the crew of experts at CBSSports.com lean heavily in favor of the Seahawks as well with six of their eight writers picking Seattle.

Vinnie Iyer of The Sporting News believes that being on their home turf will give the Redskins the edge, and picks Robert Griffin III and company to upend the Seahawks by a tally of 20-17.

Kickoff is slated for 1:30 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 6 at FedEx Field and the game will be televised on FOX.

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