Seattle Seahawks vs. Jacksonville Jaguars: Will Geno Smith Continue to Cover ATS?
The Seattle Seahawks have now lost two games in a row without Russell Wilson under center. Instead, the Seahawks have settled on Geno Smith as Wilson looks to recover from a hand injury that should keep him out for at least a month. While Smith has helped plenty of Seahawks betters against the spread, he hasn’t helped those who have bet the Seahawks on the moneyline in the last two games. It’s apparent that the Seahawks are missing Wilson. On the flip side, the Jacksonville Jaguars will travel to Seattle on a high note. The Jaguars defeated Miami in London on October 17 and then had a bye week after the win. The Jaguars were able to celebrate, but can they put that win behind them and build on it? Here are our picks and predictions for the Jaguars vs. Seahawks game on Sunday, October 31.
Seattle Seahawks vs. Jacksonville Jaguars Start Time, Where to Watch, and Odds
Date: Sunday, October 31, 2021
Game Time: 4:05 p.m. ET
Where To Watch: CBS
Jacksonville Jaguars vs. Seattle Seahawks INJURY REPORT
Questionable: G Tyler Shatley (Groin), OLB Myles Jack (Back)
Out: C Brandon Linder (Knee), G A.J. Cann (Knee), TE James O’Shaughnessy (Ankle Sprain), WR DJ Chark Jr (Fractured Ankle), Travis Etienne Jr. (Foot)
Questionable: OT Brandon Shell (Ankle), DE Darrell Taylor (Neck), G Damien Lewis (Shoulder), CB John Reid (Knee)
Out: QB Russell Wilson (Right Middle Finger), RB Chris Carson (Neck), OLB Ben Burr-Kirven (ACL)
Jacksonville Jaguars vs. Seattle Seahawks Prediction
The Jaguars finally won a game under head coach Urban Meyers and rookie quarterback Trevor Lawrence. From the beginning of the season until now, there has been so much chaos and distraction in that locker room. Wins cure everything. The Jaguars are still only scoring 19.3 points per game while allowing 28.7 points per game. On defense, Jacksonville is giving up 420 yards per game with over 300 yards passing. The coverage has been abysmal for the Jaguars, and the rushing defense hasn’t been all that better. If there’s anything to rave about on that defense, it would be the pass rush. They’re at least getting pressure on the quarterback. If the Jaguars were able to stick around in games more often, they would be able to show off James Robinson, who has rushed for 460 yards and five touchdowns on 84 carries. On offense, he’s stepped up and has been a valuable asset to this team.
Meanwhile, the Seahawks have missed Russell Wilson. Geno Smith is a veteran, but he’s also a game manager. He can’t make the plays that Wilson can make, and that has cost the Seahawks two winnable games since Smith took over. However, the Seahawks actually have been solid against the run, despite allowing 134.1 yards per game. Seattle will allow a long rush here and there, but overall, they’re not terrible. If they can stop Robinson, I like the Seahawks’ chances on Sunday against a 1-6 Jaguars team at home.