Rookie QB Russell Wilson needs a statement win on the road if the Seahawks are going have a promising future in the playoffs. There is no doubt that Wilson has more than exceeded expectations, having flawless stats and being near invincible at CenturyLink Field. With Sidney Rice and Golden Tate coming on strong as of late, the Seahawks passing offense has become a feared dimension and opens space for stout Marshawn Lynch to tear through opponent secondaries.
Ryan Tannehill better keep his peripherals on edge against Bruce Irvin and Chris Clemons
Ryan Tannehill is having the expected dreadful first year that NFL rookies often encounter. Drafted in the first round and picked as the starter going into the season, the physically prototypical Tannehill has thrown for (6) TDs and (11) interceptions for the (4-6) Miami Dolphins. This game against the Hawks will be mean either doom or hope for the Dolphins and many questions will be answered for the quarterback of their future.
The Seahawks are on another level than Dolphins
This isn't a game where the Seahawks will lose to the Dolphins. If the Seahawks lose, they lose to themselves. This is a game that Seattle should stroll away with with relative ease. Miami is in the bottom half in the league in both pass and rush defense and their offense has been pathetic the last three games. Look for the Seahawks to draw the Dolphins ashore and bring domination by scoring wildly on defense. There is something called the "blind side" in football, and rookie Bruce Irvin will surely put definition in the term on Sunday.
Questions to be answered against Dolphins on Sunday...
Which rookie will hold headstrong throughout the contest?
Coming off a bye week, how will the Seahawks respond?
Pete Carroll is putting in a new attack on offense that involves Russell Wilson running more fast-paced option-based plays. Will his new method be effective?