The Seattle Seahawks are looking to strengthen their offensive power as they visit the Washington Football Team in a Monday Night Football showdown kicking off at 7:15 PM at Washington’s FedEx Field in Landover, MD. The Seahawks currently sit at the bottom of the NFC West division. The Seattle squad is looking to bring back some of their past offensive domination to overtake Washington.
As for Washington, being in the third spot in their NFC East Division doesn’t look that great, either. With the opportunity to take on Seattle on their home field, the squad aims to move up towards the top of the division standings. The Dallas Cowboys and Philadelphia Eagles currently hold the top two positions, respectively. Let’s take a look at the upcoming match Seahawks versus Washington so you can get ready to bet against their NFL odds.
NFL Betting Preview for Seattle Seahawks vs Washington Football Team
QB Wilson Expected to Lead Seahawks Comeback
Although the pressure is on for Seattle, one man has garnered a lot of attention. Starting QB Russell Wilson is under the spotlight of many who believe the Seahawks are more than just a fourth-place filler in the NFC West.
During the first four games of the season, Wilson fulfilled the lead role that most are accustomed to. The Seahawks’ starting QB passed for 1,044 yards and nine touchdowns during that span, but Seattle could only secure a 2-2 record. So far, the Seahawks sit at 3-7 with the hopes of getting their record back over .500 to finish the season.
Seattle has gone 1-3 after Wilson’s Week 10 return against the Green Bay Packers. Since his comeback, the Seahawks have lost two more games. According to Russell, it hasn’t been an easy path, but it’s too early to give up on the season. A lot of attention and expectations are being placed on him and the Seahawks as they try to convince their fans that they’re still a team with playoff aspirations.
Washington Hopes to Bounce Back
Washington has not had an easy path this season, either. The squad’s current 4-6 record outlines Washington’s recent attempt to overturn a four-game losing streak that started in Week 5 with a 33-22 loss to the New Orleans Saints. Their losses continued through Week 8 with their 17-10 defeat to the Denver Broncos.
Lately, the Washington squad has managed to pick themselves up and win their last two games. They first faced the reigning Super Bowl champions, under QB Tom Brady’s lead, and managed to come away with a solid 29-19 victory at Tampa Bay. One week later, the squad successfully beat the Carolina Panthers 27-21, adding another win to their winning record.
Washington’s recent success is not just a result of prime offensive gameplay. Over their last three games, the squad has been able to limit their rivals to less than 200 passing. Although those numbers are backing up Washington’s bid to turn their season around, their inconsistency is still a red flag for head coach Ron Rivera to keep an eye on.
Seahawks vs Washington Odds
Seattle is still looking shaky, even with Russell on their side. On the other hand, even with a disastrous mid-season record, Washington’s latest wins have earned the squad the right to be considered for a positive turnaround. Currently, the line for Seattle is +1 and -110, closing the margin on what seems to be laid out as a tight game. Washington is still favored, but not by much. The odds are leaning just a bit to the Washington side as it’s apparent this upcoming Monday Night showdown will be a close one.