The Washington Redskins sure look like a great team, if you squint your eyes enough.
After all, they're No. 4 in the NFL in total offense and No. 8 in total defense. No other NFL team is in the top 10 in both.
And those Seattle Seahawks? Uh, not much there on defense, right? They've only intercepted two passes and have just five sacks all season.
If there's ever a case to look beyond the numbers — and crunch the intangibles instead — the Seahawks-Redskins game on Monday night is a good place to start.
Seattle (2-1) has confidence and momentum after its pre-bye win over the Denver Broncos in a Super Bowl rematch.
Washington (1-3) is coming off a 31-point prime-time loss at home in which coach and players cited problems with attitude and preparation.
Try this instead: The Seahawks opened the season facing Aaron Rodgers, Philip Rivers and Peyton Manning.
Taking two of three from that crowd is pretty impressive. Richard Sherman and the rest of the reigning Super Bowl champs still know what they're doing.
The Redskins' yardage numbers are skewed by a lopsided victory over the winless Jacksonville Jaguars.
More telling intelligence on the state of the team came after the 45-14 Thursday night drubbing against the New York Giants, when first-year coach Jay Gruden said he felt that some of his players had taken the opponent for granted.