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They averaged 2.75 ypc on the four rushes for which Sellers blocked. Three of those rushes were in obvious running situations near the end of the fourth quarter.

More notable than the Young/Sellers split is the difference in the Redskins‘ rushing success with and without a fullback.

With a fullback blocking, they averaged 3.08 ypc on 13 rushes. Without a fullback blocking, they averaged 6.64 ypc on 11 rushes.

• Here’s another example of how play-action helped the Redskins‘ passing attack. Second-and-11 from Washington’s 3-yard line in the second quarter. The Redskins were in the I-formation with a tight end on the left side and two receivers split. Seattle countered with eight in the box; their strong-side linebacker was on the line of scrimmage, creating a five-man front; SS Kam Chancellor positioned himself as a linebacker on the strong side.

QB Rex Grossman faked a handoff to RB Roy Helu, which completely froze Chancellor. He was a statue. Meanwhile, WR Jabar Gaffney ran an intermediate cross from Chancellor’s side. Because Chancellor had no depth on the play, Gaffney was wide open against man-to-man coverage. The easy 16-yard pitch-and-catch got the Redskins out of trouble.