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Roberts Hopes Experience Pays Off Vs. Seattle

Washington Redskins wide receiver Andre Roberts has a history with the Seattle Seahawks.

Playing in his first season with the Redskins, Roberts faced the Seahawks eight times as a member of the Arizona Cardinals in a yearly NFC West Division showdown.

Whether it's All-Pro cornerback Richard Sherman or another player that makes up a talented secondary, Roberts knows his teammates and he must be ready for a battle.

"They're a physical defense," he said. "I think what we have to do is control the clock like they do running the ball and not having any turnovers and we should be successful."

Individually, Roberts has experienced some success against the Seahawks in the past.

In eight games against the defending Super Bowl champs, Roberts has hauled in 25 receptions for 250 yards and a touchdown.

That touchdown came in the 2012 season opener on a day in which he would record five receptions for 54 yards.

Roberts said that in order for the Redskins to score touchdowns against them and combat their physicality, the receivers must play to their strength – speed.

The Redskins, of course, have several players that have elite, top-end speed that can be difficult to keep up with for 60 minutes.

"There's a lot of different ways (to beat them)," Roberts said. "Speed releases, route combinations, pick route -- things of that nature.

"But we have some things in store for them and we'll show that on Monday."

Pierre Garçon, meanwhile, said he's rearing up for a chance at defeating the Seahawks in front of the home crowd.

"I don't care who's out there, I'll go against whoever's out there," he said. "It doesn't matter if it's Deion [Sanders], D-Hall [DeAngelo Hall] . if they put a receiver out there -- it doesn't matter.

"Names and number don't matter, we have a play call and we have to execute the play."

Always showing a toughness and intensity during games, Garçon said that he's going to bring that same level of passion Monday night at FedExField

"We're not going to add any extra intensity because it's a Monday or because it's Seattle," he said. "We're always playing hard regardless and hopefully our play shows we play hard regardless of when it is."




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