(NEW YORK) — The Seattle Seahawks will fly into the Nation’s Capital on Sunday to take on the Washington Redskins, the NFC East champs, in the NFC Wild Card round.
It will be a matchup of two rookie quarterbacks, Skins’ second pick of the 2012 NFL Draft, Robert Griffin III and Seahawks third round pick Russell Wilson.
But RG3 doesn’t want to compare himself to Wilson because they came out of the same draft class.
“I don’t play against quarterback’s. It’s not my job to compare us,” said Griffin III on Wednesday.
RG3 led the Redskins to a 10-6 season and head coach Mike Shanahan has been impressed all season long.
“When you go back through 40 years and take a look at all the first round draft choices and there’s only seven guys with winning records, you’re saying how come,” said Shanahan about all three rookie quarterbacks, including Colts quarterback Andrew Luck being in the playoffs. “To only have seven guys with winning records and you have three this year, it’s really hard to explain.”
Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll also has a young team and isn’t letting his team use that as an excuse.
“We have talked all year, for a couple years now about every game’s a championship game and you play it like that,” Carroll said on Wednesday.
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Eliott C. McLaughlin, CNN Newswire
Jill Martin, CNN