The Seahawks play the Lions in Detroit on Sunday at 10 am PT. Here is how Seattle can win the game and enhance their playoff hopes.
The Seahawks versus the Lions will be a struggle between 3-3 teams. But each team has their own clear advantages over the other. Matthew Stafford and his receiving group seem to be better than Seattle’s secondary, for example.
And this advantage is not because Seattle doesn’t have quality players at cornerback and safety. Detroit might simply be better because of the experience they have at receiver and the inexperience in the Seahawks defensive backfield.
But Seattle also has some very distinct areas where they can beat Detroit on Sunday. A win on the road in the NFC against a team trying to make a s push for the playoffs would be extremely helpful later in the season. Seattle isn’t going to win its division; The Rams are too far ahead. The Seahawks, though, can still get a Wild Card berth.
And beating the Lions will not only move Seattle to 4-3 but will make them practically a game-and-a-half up on Detroit. Seattle wouldn’t only be a game in the standings better, they would have the head-to-head win advantage as well.
This game may come down to which quarterback is better in the fourth quarter. Both Stafford and Russell Wilson excel at fourth quarter comebacks and are first and second, respectively, in the NFL in comebacks since 2013.
But let’s hope Seattle is in clear control and doesn’t need Wilson magic in the fourth quarter. Seattle can win the game Sunday and here are three ways how.