Seattle Seahawks Week 3 Preview: Dallas Cowboys

The Seattle Seahawks look to continue their hot start this Sunday against the Dallas Cowboys, where Dallas also hopes to build off of their magical comeback win against the Atlanta Falcons last week. This game has the potential to be a shootout.

Both offenses are very dynamic, and will face defensive counterparts that are struggling in certain aspects. As a result, this game should be a lot of scoring from both sides, the way Seattle is accustomed at this point.

Which Quarterback Will Continue Their Hot Hand?

Both quarterbacks coming in are playing hot, but which one will continue their brilliance? That is a big question entering this game. Can Russell Wilson continue dominating, or will Dak Prescott build on his Week 2 performance? Each quarterback has a goldmine of targets they can get the ball to. Two receivers I want to highlight are Seattle’s D.K. Metcalf and Dallas rookie CeeDee Lamb — both very young receivers who have developed great chemistry with their respective quarterbacks. I expect them to have big games and a score for their teams.

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Seattle Against Zeke

Seattle’s defense has not particularly played well as a whole, but they are masked by a high-scoring offense led by Russell Wilson. Seattle’s run defense has played surprisingly stout in the first two games of the season, but their secondary has struggled to limit yardage through the air on the backend. Ezekiel Elliott is one of the league’s premier running backs and has rushed for over 1,000 yards every season of his young career; what can Seattle do to slow him down? They aren’t going to shut down Elliott, but they will need to contain him for a chance to win this game. Jamal Adams and Bobby Wagner are Seattle’s best shot to slow Elliot down. Expect to see Adams playing closer to the line of scrimmage this week.

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Secondaries

Both teams’ pass coverage has been shaky at best, allowing Matt Ryan to throw all over them in earlier weeks. I see no reason not to believe this game will be a shootout on Sunday. With the talented wide receivers that both teams have, both secondaries will struggle immensely in this one. Both teams have multiple playmakers on both sides of the ball, and will rely on them to make big-time plays in big spots in the game.

Score Prediction

As stated above, this game has all the indications of being a shootout. A lot of points will be scored in this game, but Russell Wilson has just been too good to bet against. I think Seattle wins but Dallas keeps it close.

Prediction: Seattle wins, 37-31.

Betting
Seattle -6 and over 55.5 total points

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