What will happen in Week 6?
OK, so what's going to happen when the Seahawks play the Bengals in Cincinnati on Sunday? Joe Burrow, Ja'Marr Chase and their buddies seemed to get things right against a bad but hard-playing Arizona Cardinals team in Week 5 and that's a scary thing for the Seahawks in Week 6. Cincinnati is simply too talented and too experienced to be playing poorly for too long. Plus, they normally start seasons slowly and then catch fire.
Chase last week had like 123 catches for 1,286 yards 800 touchdowns. Maybe those aren't the real statistics, of course, but they are relatively close in NFL-speak and Chase is capable of getting open early and often. Plus, Chase will get his buddy Tee Higgins back this week (probably!) and that causes even more issues for Seattle.
Still, the Seahawks are going to be about as healthy as they possibly can in the secondary for once in 2023. Riq Woolen, Devon Witherspoon, Tre Brown, Adams, Julian Love and Quandre Diggs should all be playing and that means the Week 6 matchup could simply come down to the Bengals receivers versus the Seahawks secondary in a battle to the, well...not death. But maybe football Week 6 death.
Or maybe the game could be decided on how well Seattle gets to Joe Burrow. My guess is that Burrow gets sacked a few times, but not enough to make a real difference and the Bengals win 27-21. Sadly.