Defensive backs take part of their traditional pregame huddle before taking the field for warmups.
So now I know how important opponents rushing yards are for the Seahawks. There is somewhat conflicting statistical evidence about whether this info should make us feel more confident about winning the game.
The Seahawks are 22-2 over the past three seasons when holding opponents under 100 yards rushing.
The Redskins have been held under 100 yards seven times this season and are 2-5 in those games
The Seahawks hold opponents to an average of just 83 yards rushing when playing at home
The Redskins have rushed for at least 100 yards in their last three games
The Seahawks have allowed at least 100 yards rushing in 6 of the past 7 games, and 10 of 16 overall. They are 5-5 in those 10 games. This seems to indicate that while holding a team under 100 yards rushing almost guarantees a Hawks win, allowing a team to go over 100 yards does not doom them.
The Seahawks have held opponents under 100 yards rushing in 5 of 8 home games this year, but it’s happened in 2 of the last 3 home games (although the totals in those games were just 106 and 107 yards). They allow an average of 83 yards rushing a game at home.
What does all of this tell us? Not much, really. I know I will be watching that rushing yardage total at the stadium this weekend.