Seattle Seahawks at Washington Football Team: 12/20/20 NFL Picks and Prediction

Seattle Seahawks at Washington Football Team: 12/20/20 NFL Picks and Prediction Photo by Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

Washington Football Team (6-7) vs Seattle Seahawks (9-4)

Game Info: Sunday, December 20, 2020 at 1:00 pm (FedEx Field)

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The Seattle Seahawks will travel to FedExField to take on the Washington Football Team this Sunday afternoon in NFL action.

The Seattle Seahawks improved to 9-4 on the season after defeating the New York Jets, 40-3, this past Sunday. Seattle dominated New York on both sides of the of the ball throughout the game and had no trouble securing the victory after going into halftime with a 23-3 lead. Seattle outgained New York by a 410-185 margin and forced 1 turnover in the victory. Leading the way for the Seahawks was QB Russell Wilson who completed 21 of 27 passes for 206 yards, 4 TD, & 1 INT.

On the season, Seattle is averaging 30.2 ppg on 407.1 total yards per game (286.0 passing yds/g; 121.1 rushing yds/g). Offensively, Seattle has been led by QB Russell Wilson who has completed 70.4% of his passes for 3,685 yards, 36 TD, & 12 INT. The top receiving threats for Wilson and the Seahawks have been DK Metcalf (69 rec, 1,180 yards, 10 TD), Tyler Lockett (81 rec, 886 yards, 8 TD), David Moore (31 rec, 357 yards, 6 TD), and Will Dissly (20 rec, 214 yards, 2 TD). Leading the way for the Seattle backfield has been the duo of Chris Carson (99 att, 505 yards, 5 TD; 30 rec, 232 yards, TD) and Carlos Hyde (77 att, 293 yards, 3 TD).

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Defensively, Seattle is allowing their opponents to average 24.9 ppg on 403.8 total yards per game (308.4 passing yds/g; 95.5 rushing yds/g).

The Washington Football Team won their 4th straight game and improved to 6-7 on the season after defeating the San Francisco 49ers, 23-15, this past Sunday. Washington struggled offensively, however, the defense once against came up huge and Washington was able to pull away after a 76-yard pick-six by Kamren Curl gave Washington a 23-7 lead going into the 4th quarter. Washington was outgained by San Francisco by a 344-193 margin, however, won the turnover battle by a 3-1 margin.

On the season, Washington is averaging 22.1 ppg on 335.7 total yards per game (234.5 passing yds/g; 101.2 rushing yds/g). Washington has had a revolving door at the QB position this season which has recently been led by veteran Alex Smith (66.4 CMP %, 1,420 yards, 4 TD, 6 INT), however, Smith did have to leave the game early due to a calf injury and was replaced by Dwayne Haskins Jr. (60.8 CMP %, 990 yards, 4 TD, 3 INT). Washington’s backfield took a hit as Antonio Gibson (141 att, 659 yards, 11 TD) is currently out due to turf toe and if Gibson can’t go again will rely on the duo of J.D. McKissic (66 att, 299 yards, TD; 58 rec, 426 yards) and Peyton Barber (85 att, 233 yards, 3 TD). The top receiving threats for Washington have been Terry McLaurin (73 rec, 1,001 yards, 3 TD), Logan Thomas (49 rec, 469 yards, 5 TD), and Cam Sims (19 rec, 345 yards, TD).

Defensively, Washington is holding their opponents to an average of 21.2 ppg on 334.5 total yards per game (227.4 passing yds/g; 107.2 rushing yds/g).

The Seahawks are 5-2-2 ATS in their last 9 games in Week 15, however, are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 road games. Washington are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games overall and 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games as an underdog.

Seattle has had a solid season and their defense has really picked it up over the last month, however, as dangerous as this offense can be with Russell Wilson and their other weapons, we’ve seen the Seahawks offense struggle on the road as in their last 2 road games they have averaged just 16.5 ppg. Washington is arguably the best defensive team in football as their loaded with talent in their front seven and although it concerns me that this offense might be without Alex Smith and Antonio Gibson, I’m expecting a low-scoring slugfest in which I’m going to want the home team and the points. Good Luck.

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Brett’s Pick Washington Football Team +6

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