As we look ahead to this weekend’s game, we will see the Seattle Seahawks take on the Washington Football Team. Seattle is coming off a dominant win against the winless New York Jets, and Washington is coming off a win against Seattle’s division rival, San Francisco 49ers. Washington has moved into the top spot in the NFC East and are on a four-game winning streak. Seattle is fighting to regain the number one seed in the NFC West from the Los Angeles Rams and will need to win this week’s game in order to complete that feat.
The Seahawks are favorites by six points (sportsbettingdime.com) as they head to D.C. this weekend.
For a quick breakdown, the line for Seattle/Washington looks like this:
Straight Up: Seattle (-250), Washington (+200)
Against the Spread: Seattle (-5.5), Washington (+5.5)
Over/Under: o44.5 (-110), u44.5 (-110)
Things to Consider-
Seattle has had their issues with The Washington Football team in the past. In fact, they have dropped the last 5 out of 6 games to Washington, a team that statistically shouldn’t have even been on the same field. It will be interesting to see if Seattle comes out and plays down to their opponent, something they have been known to do in the past.
Rashaad Penny is coming back off a torn ACL he sustained in the 2019 season. Penny has been back on the practice field for two weeks and was just added to the 53-man roster just in time for this week’s game.
When asked, offensive coordinator, Brian Schottenheimer, stated that “He (Penny) looks terrific.” The addition of Penny gives the Seattle offense the dynamic of a pass catcher out of the backfield. Penny would be the more elusive alternative to Chris Carson and Carlos Hyde.
Penny has 65 rushing attempts for 370 yards and three touchdowns in his career.
On the defensive side of the ball Seattle has also activated DE Damontre Moore. Moore came over from the San Francisco 49ers in 2020. While Carlos Dunlap is still injured Moore brings more depth to the DE unit. Moore has seven tackles and one sack this season in seven games played.
For the Washington Football Team, they will rely on second year quarterback, Dwayne Haskins to fill in for Alex Smith. While Alex Smith has been playing well in his comeback campaign, he has been feeling some soreness in the surgically repaired leg and Washington is being very cautious in how far the push him. Haskins has starting experience; however, people feel that he had been rushed into a starting role. In the 2020 season Haskins has thrown for four touchdowns and three interceptions.
Washington will also be missing their 3rd round pick and starting running back, Antonio Gibson. Gibson has been sidelined by a toe injury and missed last week’s game against the 49ers. He was a limited participant at practice on Friday and is doubtful for the matchup against the Seahawks.
Running back JD Mckissic will get the bulk of carries against the Hawks on Sunday. Mckissic has ran for 299 yards on 66 attempts and one touchdown in the 2020 season.
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