The Seattle Seahawks play the Washington Football Team in week 12 on Monday Night Football. In weeks past for predictions articles, I have often said, “This is a must-win game for Seattle.” That wasn’t unture and it is not untrue this week either. The difference is that Seattle has been so bad they only have must-win games now in hopes that if the roster stays pretty much intact next year due to winning late this season then there is hope for 2022.
To be blunt, Seattle is not going to the playoffs in 2021.
Washington is playing a bit better of late and has won its last two games. Seattle has lost its last two. Washington can run the ball well and has a quarterback that could move around in the pocket and also scramble for yards. Seattle lets receivers run free over the middle and has all year. Washington has receivers that can exploit that.
Still, saying all of the above I may not be picking Washington to win the game on Monday (for that you will have to wait just a minute). But here are five things that will happen when Seattle plays Washington in week 12.
Five bold predictions for Seattle Seahawks versus Washington week 12
Number five: Seahawks corner Sidney Jones has 2 interceptions
Sidney Jones was this close to making a game-changing play in week 11 against the Cardinals. He intercepted a pass that was called a non-interception that would have set Seattle up deep in Arizona territory. Instead, Arizona kept the ball and scored on the drive.
Jones has not been bad since he began playing in 2021 in week 4. He actually is tied for the team-lead with 5 passes defended. Some of that may be that opposing QBs aren’t afraid to throw in his direction. But Seattle defensive backs seem to lay off quite a bit in Ken Norton, Jr.’s awful scheme so at least Jones has still been close enough to knock a pass or five down. On Monday, he will do more than that; He will get two picks.