Seattle Seahawks vs Miami Dolphins Preview

by Kevin Nesgoda

As Russell Wilson, and The Seattle Seahawks take on the Miami Dolphins, we are expecting to see another high scoring game put together by the explosive Seahawks offense. With the offensive weapons Seattle has, and lack of experience in Miami’s secondary, Wilson should be able to have a field day airing the ball out. Miami’s defense ranks 25th in the league for passing yards, allowing teams to rack up around 266 yards per game. That means Russ should be able to pad his MVP stats that he has already posted so far this season.

However, Seattle has been dealing with their own injuries so far this season. Starting strong safety, Jamal Adams, who has been battling a groin injury he received last week against the Cowboys has been ruled out for this weekend’s contest. Quinton Dunbar who was acquired from The Washington Football Team, is also ruled out for Sunday’s game still battling a knee injury. This leaves Shaquill Griffin and Quandre Diggs as the only starters left in the secondary from the start of the season. Seattle will also be missing rookie linebacker, Jordyn Brooks, which means increased playing time for pass rusher Shaquem Griffin.

Touching on the running game, Miami’s defense ranks 23rd in the league for defending the run. However, with questions about Chris Carson’s health will see how Seattle shrinks his workload on the day. With it being early in the season there is no point in pushing him to far, especially with the opponent Seattle is facing this weekend. Expect Carlos Hyde and Travis Homer to handle most of the touches on the day.

Seattle’s biggest concern should be in second year back out of Washington, Myles Gaskin. He is currently averaging 3.8 yards per rush, and with injuries in the front seven Seattle will need their inexperienced players to step up and win the battle in the trenches.

In the end Seattle should win the game favorably. The way the teams is clicking there isn’t a defense that can seem to slow them down. Expect Russ to throw for over 300 yards and 3 touchdowns. I believe the defense will be able to step up and shut down “Fitzmagic” and come out on top 31-17. Kickoff takes place at 10:00 AM pacific time in Miami.

If you are placing bets on the game, the Seahawks opened up as a 6.5 point favorite, but lines have closed closer to 5 points. The Seahawks have also covered on all three wins this year and have gone over the point spread.

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