Seattle Seahawks vs Washington Football Team Matchup Preview (11/29/21): Betting Odds, Depth Charts, Live Stream (Watch Online)

Seattle Seahawks vs Washington Football Team Matchup Preview (11/29/21)

When this game was scheduled back in May, who thought Washington was going to come into it with the better record? Not only the better record, but the better offense? To say this season has been a disappointment for Seattle is an understatement. After losing to the Cardinals without Kyler Murray last weekend, their playoff hopes may be all but over, though the need for Pete Carroll and this organization to “right the ship” remains critical to keeping Russell Wilson there long term as rumors continue to emerge that the franchise quarterback has become increasingly annoyed with Pete Carroll’s offensive scheme.

Washington, meanwhile, seems to be hitting their stride after two big wins against the Bucs and Panthers, respectively. Though this team still has limitations in the passing game, their secondary has made leaps and bounds over the last two weeks — going from the worst in football to holding Tom Brady and Cam Newton both under 225 yards. Russell Wilson hasn’t looked right since he ruptured a tendon in his throwing hand during week 5’s game against the Rams. With Seahawks’ running backs Chris Carson and Rashaad Penny both injured, the Football Team defense will have an opportunity to build on their momentum.

Seattle Seahawks vs Washington Football Team Betting Odds

Betting Trends

Seahawks are 11-4 ATS in their last 15 games as a road underdog
Seahawks are 36-16-4 ATS in their last 56 games following a straight up loss
Seahawks are 3-7 ATS vs. a team with a losing record
Football Team are 17-35-1 ATS in their last 53 games as a home favorite
Football Team are 6-2 ATS in their last 8 games following a straight up win
Football Team are 7-19 ATS in their last 26 Monday games

The Pick

Though conventional wisdom would suggest taking the Washington Football Team in this spot at home, I have to go with Seattle here. Ron Rivera and the Washington Football Team are at an emotional high right now after beating the defending super bowl champion Bucs and Rivera’s former team the Carolina Panthers. Seattle has never been more desperate for a win, and no west coast quarterback has been better on the east coast over the last decade than Russell Wilson. I think Seattle’s receiving core is better than the Football Team’s secondary, and that Russell Wilson is going to be better than he has been the last two weeks having had an opportunity to get some more reps at practice. Since 2006, no franchise has had a better record in primetime than the Seattle Seahawks at 17-5.

My Prediction: Seattle wins 23-17, Seattle covers (PK) and under hits (u46.5)

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TV Schedule

Date: Monday, November 29
Time: 8:15 PM ET
Location: FedEx Field – Prince George’s County, Maryland
TV Coverage: ESPN

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Football Team vs Seahawks Betting Picks Video

Injuries

Seattle Seahawks: RB Chris Carson (Neck) O, CB DJ Reed (Groin) Q, RB Rashaad Penny (Hamstring) Q, FS Marquise Blair (Kneecap) O

Washington Football Team: DE Chase Young (Knee(ACL)) O, DE Montez Sweat (Jaw) O, C Chase Roullier (Leg) O, WR Curtis Samuel (Groin) Q, TE Logan Thomas (Hamstring) O, ILB Jon Bostic (Pectoral) O, QB Ryan Fitzpatrick (Hip) O, CB Darryl Roberts (Quadriceps) Q

Seattle Seahawks Analysis

The Seahawks rank in the bottom 3 in the NFL in both offensive and defensive YPG. Though a lot of their offensive woes can be chalked up to injuries at QB and RB, their defensive struggles continue to mystify people especially under a defensive head coach in Pete Carroll. Their pass defense has been particularly bad, allowing over 279 YPG through the air. The silver lining to this unit, however, remains their efficiency in the red zone. Despite giving up more chunk yardage than nearly every other team, the Seahawks allow touchdowns on only 50 percent of opposing red zone trips — a mark that’s fifth best in the league. As a result, they only allow 20.9 points per game — a mark that’s seventh best in the league.

Offensively, the Seahawks have less first downs on the season than every team except the Texans. They’ve struggled particularly in “must pass” situations with less than 10 passing first downs per game — third worst in the NFL. Though I understand Russell Wilson is still shaking some rust off post-injury, if the last two weeks are any indication of how healthy he is, it appears his throwing hand still has a ways to go. 

Seattle Seahawks Depth Chart

QB: Russell Wilson
RB1: Alex Collins
RB2: Travis Homer
WR1: Tyler Lockett
WR2: Freddie Swain
WR3: DK Metcalf
TE1: Gerald Everett

Washington Football Team Analysis

After a slow and underwhelming start to the season, this Football Team defensive unit appears to have come into their own as of the last 4 weeks. Since their week 8 game against the Packers where they lost by two touchdowns despite out gaining them, they’ve gone 2-1 and haven’t given up more than 21 once. Taylor Heinicke, meanwhile, is one spot below Patrick Mahomes for the 18th best passer rating in the league, and has thrown for 4 touchdowns and 0 turnovers during their 2 game win streak.

Where this Washington Football Team has struggled most this season, though, is on third down. At a 53 percent conversion rate, no team allows opponents to convert at a higher clip on third down than the Washington Football Team. They are also one of the worst teams in fourth quarter point differential, allowing an average of 8 points per fourth quarter on defense and 5.3 points on offense.

Washington Football Team Depth Chart

QB: Taylor Heinicke
RB1: Antonio Gibson
RB2: JD McKissic
WR1: Terry McLaurin
WR2: Curtis Samuel
TE1: Ricky Seals-Jones

Seattle Seahawks vs Washington Football Team Daily Fantasy Picks

Every blue moon or so Seahawks WR Tyler Lockett has one of those 50 point, breakout performances that carries fantasy teams with him on the roster. Though I don’t necessarily think this will be one of those games, this is a classic primetime, must-win situation for the Seahawks that is going to call upon him and DK Metcalf to make some plays. With a lack of red zone targets on the season, Lockett sits at only $6,300 on DraftKings right now and Russell Wilson loves to hit him on slants and go routes down the stretch in close games.

A close second to this pick, and a possible hedge, is Washington Wide Receiver Terry McLaurin, who has established himself as Taylor Hainicke’s favorite target. The way the Seattle secondary has been playing, I expect McLaurin to put up some serious yards and have some chances in the red zone. The WR is currently listed at $7,200 on DraftKings.

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As a central Ohio native and lifelong Cleveland sports fan, Patrick Monnin has lived the emotional rollercoaster every sports fan knows all too well. Whether it be the Browns or the Buckeyes, he loves watching football and going on nice long runs in the afternoon. In the local Chicago area, where he now lives, he can often be found making the case for LeBron James as the greatest basketball player ever.

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