- Washington have lost 4 of their last 5 games as underdogs
The stat above is one of many reasons why the public will heavily backing the Washington Football Team to cover here. They're a very promising team, who are improving each work and many, myself included, are really enjoying watching them work.
That said, I'll be taking the Seahawks to cover here. Both teams have covered 7 times this season but for me, the Seahawks are the clear play here, in what is a must-win game.
The main thing levelled at the Seahawks is the quality of their defense but over the past six weeks they're 5th in yards per play allowed, 6th in yards per game allowed, 1st in sacks, 9th in points per game allowed and 13th in EPA. Even though they've played the Jets, Giants and Eagles in that time frame, I think we have to acknowledge that they've improved.
That improvement on defense will be enough to limit Washington, for whom Alex Smith and Antonio Gibson look to be game time decisions.
Washington defense have improved each and every week and Chase Young already looks like one of the league's best past rushers but I think Russell Wilson's absility to scramble will help Seattle here, prolonging plays and getting the points they need to cover the spread.
This could be a price worth jumping on early, if Dwayne Haskins is under center then you'd have to imagine the handicap lengthens for Seattle.
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What a Week 15 we have in store. It's not a blockbuster week for the traditional primetime slots. Thursday Night Football gives us the Chargers at Raiders, Sunday Night Football is Browns at Giants and Monday Night Football sees the Steelers travelling into Cincy to face the Bengals. While those games may not be fantastic the fact we have two Saturday games. First up is Bills at Bengals, followed by Panthers at Packers. Outside of those games we have some interesting clashes elsewhere. The Seahawks enter Washington as favorites but it'll be a tough ask against a defense who are really coming into form. The Eagles are giving Jalen Hurts another chance to perform against the Cardinals in a battle between two former Sooners quarterbacks. We also have the Chiefs against the Saints. It's going to be a fun week of football.
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