The 3-7 Seattle Seahawks play the 4-6 Washington Football Team on Monday Night Football in week 12. Washington has won its last two games, one a pretty decisive victory over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Seattle has lost five of its last six games. So one team is on the upswing and one is not.
Last year, Washington had a very good defense but in five of their first six games this season allowed 29 points or more. That has changed, though. In Washington’s last four games they haven’t allowed more than 24 points and they have played the Bucs and the Green Bay Packers among the four. Washington has also allowed 304 total yards or fewer in their last four.
Basically, Washington’s defense is improving at the same time Seattle’s offense is tanking.
Seattle has only gained 266 yards or fewer in their last four games. And in three of the last four, they have scored 13 points or less. This current offense is terrible and a coordinator change is needed on the Seahawks offense just as much as on defense.
Staff predictions for Seattle Seahawks vs. Washington week 12
Speaking of the defense, while Washington hasn’t allowed more than 304 total yards recently, the least Seattle has allowed this year is 304. Seattle has allowed 393 yards or more six times.
While no one is going to argue that Washington quarterback Taylor Heinicke is a future Hall of Famer, he is playing better recently. In his last two games, he has 4 touchdown passes and zero interceptions. Heinicke can also run around a bit and had 95 yards rushing against Green Bay. The bottom line is Heinicke can cause issues for the Seattle defense and Washington can run the ball as well.
Still, our staff is confident that Seattle is going to win on Monday. Here is how each person sees what the final score will be (we just need Russell Wilson to be great).
Nithin Ramachandra: Seattle 31 Washington 27
Jake Luppino: Seattle 31 Washington 27
Geoff Shull: Seattle 21 Washington 13
Todd Vandenberg: Seattle 31 Washington 19
Andrew Bailie: Washington 35 Seahawks 31
Kevin Daggett: Washington 20 Seahawks 14
Lee Vowell: Washington 23 Seahawks 10