Week eight of NFL football continues as the Seattle Seahawks travel to Mercedes-Benz Stadium to take on the Atlanta Falcons on Sunday, Oct. 27 at 1:00 P.M. These two teams have not met since 2017 when the Falcons beat the Seahawks on the road by the score of 34-31. This will be the 19th meeting between these two teams.
Seattle Looks To Get Back On TrackSeattle enters this game with a 5-2 record as it lost to Baltimore at home last week. However, the Seahawks are still currently in possession of a playoff spot in the NFC and it will look to remain competitive for a division title. In addition, Seattle is undefeated on the road through three road games so it has played better away from home through the first seven weeks of the regular season. With a road game against a terrible team up next, the Seahawks have a great chance at remaining undefeated on the road when this game concludes.
Leading the Seahawks offensively is star quarterback Russell Wilson who has been amazing this season. Specifically, he has 1,945 passing yards along with 15 passing touchdowns. In addition, he also has 178 rushing yards and three rushing touchdowns. At this point in the season, Wilson is the favorite to win the MVP Award according to multiple betting outlets and he has the ability to further cement his case with a solid performance on Sunday.
Seattle's biggest threat on defense is middle linebacker Bobby Wagner who has been great so far this season. Specifically, he has 38 solo tackles and 31 tackle assists which are both team-highs. Wagner has been the best middle linebacker in the league for a while as he has already made it to five Pro Bowls and four All-Pro first-teams. Now, Wagner is once again looking to add to his accolades which will eventually be good enough to get him into Canton once he retires.
Coach Quinn Remains On The Hot SeatDan Quinn has the Falcons in terrible form headed into this game. Specifically, the Falcons have just one win through seven games and they are tied for the worst record in the NFC with the Redskins. As a result, Quinn could potentially be coaching his last game with the organization as his seat has gotten insanely hot over the past couple of weeks. In addition, Atlanta could be without its star quarterback Matt Ryan who is questionable for this game with a sprained ankle so one has to question just how ready the Falcons will be for Sunday's game.
Leading the Falcons offensively is quarterback Matt Ryan who has been decent this season. Specifically, he has 2,170 passing yards along with 15 passing touchdowns. However, he has thrown eight interceptions so he has had serious issues when it comes to ball security. In addition, he is also questionable for this game due to an ankle injury. If he is unable to play, backup quarterback Matt Schaub will start instead.
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Atlanta's biggest threat on defense is defensive tackle Grady Jarrett who has been okay so far this season. Specifically, he has a team-high two sacks along with 19 solo tackles. Statistically speaking, Atlanta has the second-worst defense in the league as it is allowing 31.9 points per game. This is partially due to some key injuries in the secondary but it seems like this team does not excel in any area on defense. If that does not change soon, Atlanta should finish with a top-five pick in the upcoming NFL Draft.
- Seahawks are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 road games.
- Seahawks are 6-1 ATS in their last 7 games on grass.
- Falcons are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games following a straight up loss.
- Falcons are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games following an ATS loss.