Seahawks versus Bills: 3 quick reasons for hope for 12s
By Lee Vowell
Here are three reasons that Seahawks fans should have hopes of winning against the Bills.
The Seattle Seahawks bring their 6-1 record to Buffalo in week 9 to play the 6-2 Bills. This is a game featuring two good teams with two athletic quarterbacks. Here are three reasons 12s should have hopes of winning on Sunday.
Russell Wilson is better than the other team’s quarterback
Josh Allen is a good quarterback, but streaky. One of the biggest issues the Seahawks might have on defense today is keeping the athletic Allen from getting outside the pocket and running for 30 yards. Getting the Bills off the field on third down will be important for Seattle today.
That said, Russell Wilson is better than Josh Allen. Since his first season in 2012, Wilson has gotten better and better and in 2020 is having his best year. Even when he had a relatively bad game against the Arizona Cardinals a couple of games ago, Seattle scored 34 points and Wilson had 3 touchdown passes. And Wilson can still move around really well.
If Seattle wins in week 9, a big reason will be because Seattle had Russell Wilson and the Bills did not.
Jamal Adams and Carlos Dunlap, boom!
There are several reasons that Adams and Dunlap playing for the Seahawks is good on Sunday. Dunlap should help apply the kind of quarterback pressure Seattle hasn’t really had this week. His presence should also help defensive tackle Jarran Reed be better. But Jamal Adams is the more important player here.
Not only is he probably the best safety in the game and can help against the run as well as the pass, but he played against the Bills and Josh Allen when Adams was with the Jets. His knowledge of what Allen and the Bills want to do will help on and off the field.
Brooks may not play 50 percent of the snaps on defense in week 9, but he will make an impact. His speed and nose for the ball will help Seattle’s defense when trying to keep Allen in the pocket and not scrambling around. Seattle used Brooks to try to contain the Cardinals Kyler Murray and for the most part, Brooks did. Murray still threw for a bunch of yards but that isn’t Brooks’ fault.