We are finally back after a long break! Do not worry 12th man, I am here for all of your Seattle Seahawks coverage throughout the rest of the season.
Now, let’s discuss the Seahawks’ Week 15 matchup on the road against the Washington Football Team.
Containing ‘Scary’ Terry McLaurin
There is no doubt that second-year wideout Terry McLaurin has blossomed into a superstar receiver for the Washington Football Team. Even without Alex Smith, Dwayne Haskins will look McLaurin’s way early and often.
Seattle’s defense has improved from their horrific start to the season, and part of that was getting Jamal Adams back. The pass rush has improved in spurts for the Seahawks, and they will need to put pressure on Haskins from the start. If they can get pressure throughout the game, then there should be no issue coming out of Washington with a win, and one step closer to the NFL playoffs.
What to Expect From Dwayne Haskins
Without Alex Smith, former Ohio State quarterback Dwayne Haskins will make his fifth start for the Washington Football Team this Sunday. While Haskins has had trouble with his decision making as a starter, there are some things he does really well. He has a very good arm, and at times, it really shows. You can expect Haskins to start off the game with some easy throws to find a rhythm.
Haskins is not afraid to take shots, especially when he gets out of the pocket. Haskins will look to spread the ball around to Washington’s weapons early and often in this game. Haskins does struggle when he is pressured consistently, as most quarterbacks do. If Seattle can maintain a pass rush throughout this game and generate a couple of turnovers, then they should take care of business this Sunday.
Chances are, Seattle will be heading back to the postseason for their eighth straight season. So, the main thing here is to obviously win the game. But, if Seattle can win and walk out of Washington with no major injuries, than that is only going to better their chances of getting back to the Super Bowl.
Getting Jamal Adams back has been a huge boost for this team, and he has looked like he has been worth the price they paid for the All-Pro safety. Having Chris Carson back has also helped this offense majorly. The main thing for the Seahawks is to continue winning while trying to get as healthy as they can before the playoffs begin.
Washington’s defense is good enough to keep them in the game, but I think Seattle will eventually break away later in the game.
27-20, Seahawks win.
I am more comfortable betting -6 Seattle than I am betting +6 for Washington. So, I would take the -6 Seattle and the over 43.5 total points.