TV Schedule: Sunday, Sept. 22, 4:25 p.m. ET, CBS
Stadium: CenturyLink Field
Weather: Low 54, High 64
Line: Seattle (-19.5)
The Seattle Seahawks are coming off a huge victory against rival San Francisco 49ers at home in front of the most ruckus crowd at CenturyLink Field. Russell Wilson took down his friend Colin Kaepernick in one of the best early-season games of the season. Wilson has passed for 462 yards and two touchdowns through the first two weeks. His favorite target has been Doug Baldwin who has caught eight passes for 142 yards while Golden Tate has been the No. 2 option with five catches for 70 yards. The receiving corps need some improvement as a two-receiver attack won’t win them any games down the stretch. Marshawn Lynch has been a beast so far with 45 carries for 141 yards and two touchdowns.
On the other side of the field, you have the Jacksonville Jaguars. In what could be a game that will end very lopsided, the Jags travel to Seattle to take on the best defense in football. With no offense in sight, the Jaguars rank last in the league in points and yards per game. Scoring just under six points and racking up just over 200 total yards per game won’t win you any contests in the NFL. The quarterback situation is a bit cloudy seeing as Blaine Gabbert has been poor and Chad Henne wasn’t any better in filling in for the injured starter. Maurice Jones-Drew has been hampered by injuries and may not play on Sunday.
Defensively, the Jaguars aren’t nearly as bad as they are on the offensive side of the ball. The Jaguars rank in the top-10 in yards allowed per game with just 316 and are the second-best team in football at stopping the pass, allowing just 142.5 pass yards per game. However, they have been awful at stopping the run, giving up nearly 175 yards per game. Lynch might run wild this week. On the other side, as I said earlier, the Seahawks are first in nearly every defensive category. This game could get ugly and Richard Sherman might finish with two interceptions.
PREDICTION: Jaguars 0, Seahawks 34