The Seattle Seahawks play the Houston Texans on Sunday in Week 14 of the 2021 NFL season. Our staff better be right about their predictions because otherwise 12s everywhere are going to be very sad.
Look. I mean, I know Seattle is struggling through its worst season in what feels like forever but the Texans are terrible. Last week Houston lost 31-0 to the Colts. The Texans haven’t gained more than 360 total yards in a game since Week 1. Six times this season they have been held to 9 points or fewer. The most they have scored since Week 1 (they played the Jaguars in Week 1 for reference), is 22 points.
Six times this season the Texans have thrown for 151 yards or fewer. At the same time, Houston has rushed for more than 96 yards in a game this year just twice. Their offense averages 13.7 points a game, easily last in the NFL.
Seattle Seahawks should win in Week 14, says our staff
But here is why the Seahawks still can’t take Houston lightly: In two of the last four games for the Texans, Houston has created 5 turnovers. Houston defeated the 8-4 Tennessee Titans just three games ago 22-13.
The Seahawks will be without running back Adrian Peterson on Sunday (if you are just tuning in after a long slumber to start the season, then yes…you read that correctly; Peterson is a Seahawk) and their running back group is struggling overall with injury. If Seattle isn’t careful they will lose to Houston.
But they shouldn’t. Seattle’s defense is playing better as the season has grown old and that should be enough for Seattle to win even if the Seahawks can’t run the ball. But Russell Wilson will need to play as he did in Week 13 instead of the weeks prior for Seattle to get out of Week 14 with a comfortable victory.
Here is what our staff thinks will be the final score on Sunday.
Week 14 predictions
Geoff Shull: Seattle 27 Texans 14
Todd Vandenberg: Seattle 37 Texans 23
Max Downard: Seattle 31 Texans 14
Andrew Bailie: Seattle 28 Texans 14
Jake Luppino: Seattle 31 Texans 10
Kevin Daggett: Seattle 24 Texans 17
Lee Vowell: Seattle 23 Texans 14