The Seahawks will look for their defense to shine as they come up against a subpar offense both passing and running the ball. The Dolphins are currently ranked in the bottom half in passing yards along with rushing yards per game.
Seattle’s main threat on offense is Miami running back Reggie Bush whose speed and quickness allows him to get around the edge of the defense. The Seahawks will succeed in stopping Miami on offense as long as the defensive line pressures rookie quarterback Ryan Tannehill and they focus on Bush.
Offensively, running back Marshawn Lynch might have a bit of a challenge running the ball as he comes against a defense that has had some success stopping the run allowing under 100-yards rushing per game.
Rookie quarterback Russell Wilson will have to lead his team in order to win on the road as he faces one of the worst passing defenses in the league. This could be a big confidence game if Wilson is able to settle down and perform well against the Dolphins.
The outcome of this game may very well come down to the battle between rookie quarterbacks and whoever is able to control his throws and not turn the ball over.
With only a third of the football season left each game is getting more and more important when it comes to who will make it to the playoffs and the Seahawks will have to win these easier games if they are going to get a chance at the wild card.