The Seattle Seahawks look to build off their Week 13 win as they head down to Houston to battle the Texans in Week 14. It is about damn time that the Seattle Seahawks found their offensive rhythm. Combined with a second half shutout by the defense, the Seahawks were able to continue their decade dominance over the 49ers.
With Seattle finally getting the monkey off their back on the offensive side, they have some extra pep in their step as they plan for Week 14. Although the Seahawks are starting at 1:00 p.m. eastern, fans are smiling as Seattle has won 12 of their last 13 1:00 p.m. eastern starts. Despite the fact that the playoff chances remain slim, it almost feels as if this game against Houston will give Seattle an opportunity to gain even more confidence.
Even though the Texans enter this matchup with one of the worst records in the league, they are a team that plays hard. No Seahawk fan should expect an easy win. As we have seen throughout this NFL season, anything is possible on any given Sunday.
Seattle Seahawks vs Houston Texans Odds Week 14
For the first time since the return of Russell Wilson, the Seahawks find themselves as a favorite heading into Sunday. The WynnBet betting odds currently have the Seattle Seahawks as a -7.5 point favorite over the Houston Texans. Meaning, that if you bet on the Seahawks, they need to win the game by 8 points or more. Seattle has -340 moneyline odds with Houston at +280. The over/under for total points is set at 41.5 (-110 for the over, -110 for the under).
Seahawks vs. Texans Week 14
Entering this matchup with no Jamal Adams — as it was announced earlier that he will be out for the remainder of the season with a torn labrum — is a bummer. Adams is the energizer bunny of this defense and his presence will certainly be missed. But, it also allows Seattle to tap into that next man up mentality and present a new opportunity for a new player. Quite frankly, it couldn’t have happened at any better time as the Houston Texans are really struggling on offense.
KEY TO THIS GAME: Put the pressure on them
Last week against the San Francisco 49ers, the Seattle Seahawks did an exceptional job of taking away the run game. Subsequently, the 49ers had to rely on Jimmy Garoppolo’s arm to beat them, and he failed. More importantly, the Seahawks were able to generate multiple turnovers that set up the offense in great field position. I would expect them to do the same this week against a horrendous Texans offense.
Entering Week 14, the Houston Texans currently rank as the 32nd offense in the NFL — 31st in passing (175.8 yards per game) and 32nd in rushing (78.8 yards per game) resulting in the 32nd scoring offense (13.7 points per game). Given the injuries to QB Tyrod Taylor, both he and rookie QB, Davis Mills have started numerous games. Combined, they’ve been sacked 35 times, ranking them 3rd amongst most sacks in the NFL. This matchup should allow Seattle to unleash Carlos Dunlap on third down, forcing pressure that should result in either a sack, stop, or turnover.
On the flip side, this Seattle offense is presented with a golden chance to keep their offensive momentum rolling. Expect another nice game plan from Shane Waldron that has Wilson getting the ball out quickly and efficiently. In fact, this game against Houston even gives Seattle a chance to establish the run. I am going to go out on a limb and say this is the breakout game for Rashaad Penny. Houston currently ranks 32nd in rush defense, allowing 144.2 yards per game.
With Russell Wilson getting another week of repetition and healing for his finger, I have him finishing the game with two touchdown passes to Gerald Everett and D.K. Metcalf along with two rushing touchdowns from Rashaad Penny and Adrian Peterson en route to a Seahawks blowout win over the Texans, 31-10.