Washington Redskins (3-4 SU, 2-5-0 PS, 5-2-0 O/U) vs Seattle Seahawks (5-2 SU, 3-4-0 PS, 3-4-0 O/U)
When: 4:05 PM EDT, Sunday, November 5, 2017
Where: CenturyLink Field in Seattle, Washington
Lines: Seattle -7
NFL action on Sunday afternoon and the Washington Redskins will invade CenturyLink Field in Seattle, Washington to rumble with the Seattle Seahawks. The Redskins come in off a 33-19 home loss to Dallas, which dropped them to 3rd in the NFC East, while the Seahawks come in off a wild 41-38 win over Houston at home and they are now tied with the Rams for the top spot in the NFC West. These teams last met in 2014 and the Seahawks won 27-17 in Washington.
Skins Fall Big To Cowboys At Home
The Washington Redskins were just coming off a 10 point loss to the Eagles on the road, but they were hoping to get back on track against the Cowboys at home. Well, it didn’t go as planned as they lost by a score of 33-19. The game started out well for the Skins as they grabbed a 13-7 lead at the 10-minute mark of the 2nd period, but after that, it was all Dallas as they outscored the Skins 26-6 the rest of the way. The ground game was very bad in the loss as they ran for just 49 yards and they will need more balance if they hope. Kirk Cousins hit 26 of 39 passes for 263 yards with a TD and an INT. He has thrown for 1900 yards with 13 TD and four INTs and his QBR of 103.3 is 3rd in the league. He looks to have a good game against a Seahawk defense that just struggled against a rookie QB. The defense for the Skins has not been that good and it really struggled against the run as they allowed Ezekiel Elliott to run for 150 yards and two TDs on them. They will not be facing a good ground attack in this one, but they will be facing a very good passing game. This defense has it’s work cut out for it.
Washington has been average on offense so far this year as they come in ranked 14th in the league in total offense (357.1 ypg), 8th in passing (251.7 ypg), 17th in rushing (105.4 ypg) and 12th in scoring at 22.9 ppg. On defense, they come in ranked 12th in total yards allowed (322.6 ypg), 13th against the pass (217.4 ypg) and 13th vs the run (105.1 ypg), while allowing 25.7 ppg, which is 28th in the league.
Wilson Leads Seahawks To Wild Win Over Texans
The Seattle Seahawks and Houston Texans have been two of the better defensive teams in the league the last few years, so when the two hooked up last weekend the last thing you would have expected was a shootout. Well, that is exactly what happened in a 41-38 Seattle win. Russell Wilson had the best game of his career as he hit 26 of 41 passes for 452 yards with four TDs and an INT. That is the most passing yards he has had in a game in his career. On the year, he has now hit 63.6% of his passes for 2008 yards with 15 TDs and just four INTs, while posting a QBR of 100.3, which is 8th in the league. Tyler Lockett had a solid game as he caught six passes for 121 yards, but he had no TDs and he is still looking for his first TD catch of the year. Paul Richardson had a big game as he caught six passes for 1-05 yards and two TDs. The Seahawks could still use more help from a running game that had just 33 yards in the win over Houston. The defense had mixed results in the game. Yes, they allowed 509 yards of total offense, including 367 yards through the air, but they also picked off three passes and ran one back for a TD, plus they had five sacks in the game as well. They will have another test in this one as Cousins has been one of the better QBs in the league this year.
The Seahawks have been very good on offense so far as they come in ranked 7th in the league in total offense (370.3 ypg), 3rd in passing (272.7 ypg), 21st in rushing (97.6 ypg) and 10th in scoring at 25.0 ppg. On defense, they have been rather average as they come in ranked 17th in total yards allowed (333.7 ypg), 12th against the pass (216.0 ypg) and 20th vs the run (117.7 ypg), while allowing 18.9 ppg, which is 7th in the league.
- 10-4 ATS in their last 14 road games
- 7-3 ATS vs. a team with a winning record
- 3-7 ATS in their last 10 games following a straight up win
- 1-4 ATS in their last five games after accumulating more than 350 total yards in their previous game
The Seahawks are off to a 5-2 start, while Washington is off of BB double-digit losses to divisional foes. Can the Redskins keep this one close? They have the offense to do so, but they have questions on their defense and the Seahawks have scored 41 and 48 points in their last two games at home. The Seahawks have been average on defense this year as far as yards allowed are concerned, but they have allowed just 18.9 ppg. Despite all that, I feel that the Skins do have enough offense to keep this one close against a Seattle team that just hasn’t been blowing teams out much this year.
Pick: Washington +7
The Redskins come in off of back-to-back double-digit losses to the Eagles and Cowboys and now they have to travel cross-country to face a Seattle team that is playing well. The Redskins have struggled on defense this year and the Seahawks just hung 41 points on a very good Houston defense. The Redskins have a solid offense and Seattle can give up some yards. They allowed a very average Houston offense to put up 38 points on them last week and the Redskins should be able to score enough on them to get this game to go Over the total. Look for a high-scoring game in this one, especially since the Over is 20-6 in Washington’s last 26 games against the NFC.