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Seahawks vs. Redskins: Alfred Morris presents challenge for Seattle

The Redskins' other rookie, running back Alfred Morris, presents a challenge for the Seattle Seahawks defense as they prepare for Sunday's NFC Wild Card matchup.

Rob Carr

All eyes will be on the quarterback matchup of the Seahawks' Russell Wilson and Washington Redskins' Robert Griffin III. The two rookies have led their teams to better-than-predicted records, showing amazing poise for their age and inexperience.

While the Seahawks' attention will be centered on Griffin, the Seattle Times' Larry Stone writes the Seahawks will have to pay as much attention to the Redskins' other rookie, running back Alfred Morris.

"He's legit, very much like the running backs Mike had all those years in Denver," Seattle coach Pete Carroll said. "Guys didn't know about them, and guys elevated and rose to the occasion and became great players for them."

Morris finished second in the NFL in rushing this season, finishing with 1,613 yards including seven 100-yard games. He finished with 23 yards more than Seahwaks running back Marshawn Lynch. Kickoff for Sunday's game from FedExField is scheduled for 1:30 p.m. PT and the game will be broadcast on Fox.