Seattle Seahawks versus Miami Dolphins: 4 players to keep an eye on
By Reuben Gasee
Who to keep an eye out for in the Seahawks week 4 matchup
After a hard-fought game against the Dallas Cowboys that resulted in a win, the Seattle Seahawks are set to take on the Miami Dolphins on the road for their fourth game of the season.
While winning a game takes a whole team effort, there are some players that will have to stand out over the rest in order to win a game. Here are players from both teams that you should keep an eye out for.
Russell Wilson has been playing MVP caliber football and eyes will be on him to see if he can continue the pace he’s been playing at. So far this season, he’s completed 76.7% of passes for 925 yards with 14 touchdowns and just one interception. Right now, he’s also averaging the most yards a pass with an average of nine yards a throw.
Despite the Dolphins not being the strongest team as they’re still a year or two away from being a true contender, their secondary is a strength of the team that consists of cornerbacks Xavien Howard who’s been to the Pro Bowl before and Byron Jones who Miami signed in the offseason.
Wilson will have to find ways to get past the Dolphins secondary and continue his torrid pace. If he can do that, the Seahawks should have no problem taking this game.
Xavien Howard and Byron Jones
As mentioned in the previous slide, the Dolphins secondary is a strength of the team in which it consists of Xavien Howard and Byron Jones. They were both selected to the Pro Bowl in 2018 as well as the Second Team All-Pro in the same year.
Between them this season, they only have one interception and pass defended combined which both came from Howard. While not fantastic numbers through three games, people need to keep in mind that Howard and Jones are still meshing together and bonding and that it was hard for them to do so without a preseason to play.
Despite their early-season struggles, they are sure to give Wilson a challenge and both will be covering the Seahawks top two wide receivers in Tyler Lockett and D.K. Metcalf. They will both make it as hard as possible for Lockett and Metcalf to get open which will only make things harder for Wilson.
As Lockett and Metcalf are sure to be covered by the Dolphins top two corners, Moore, the Seahawks third string wide receiver, is sure to be given weaker coverage which could cause Wilson to target him more than he usually would.
So far this season, Moore has caught all seven of his targets for 78 yards and a touchdown. He has also contributed to three first downs. Don’t be surprised if you see Moore get WR1 type targets and that he has an outstanding game.