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Seattle Seahawks vs. Buffalo Bills 11/8/2020 NFL Picks, Prediction, and Preview

The Seattle Seahawks visit the Buffalo Bills on 11/8/2020 at 1:00PM.

Seattle and Buffalo face off in a critical regular season game as part of this unpredictable and chaotic 2020 NFL Season. Seattle has a record of 6-1 this season. Buffalo is 6-2 this season. Both have players to meet and know.

Seattle Team Defense Preview

Seattle faces 6.9 plays per drive, they hold opponents to 40.9 yards per drive, and opponents score 2.52 points per offensive possession. On 46.8% of defensive possessions, opponents find a way to come away with points, but on 16.5% of defensive possessions, they force opponents to cough up the ball. Defensive possessions start on average at opponent’s Own 22.7 and these drives typically last 2:45.

Opposing quarterbacks have a QBR of 93.1 against Seattle and 2.7% of passes thrown are passes that are intercepted.Seattle has forced a sack rate of 3.5% this season.

Examining Seattle in a few key defensive situations would be helpful in making judgments. They have encountered 93 opponent third down attempts this season and opponents have converted 45 of these attempts, which comes out to a success rate of 48.4%. There is nothing more pressure-packed than fourth down situations. They have had to wall up against 14 fourth down attempts this season and the opposition have successfully turned the fourth down attempt into a first down 8 times, which works itself out to a conversion rate of 42.9%. Defenses need to prevent possessions from reaching the Red Zone. They have allowed 26 Red Zone entrances this season and opponents successfully turned a Red Zone entrance into an End Zone celebration 18 times, which works itself out to a success rate of 69.2%.

Seattle Team Offense Preview

Seattle has run 5.8 plays per drive and this offense averages 36.7 yards per drive, and they score 3.03 points per offensive possession. 46.8% of the time on offensive possessions, they will score a Touchdown or convert on a Field Goal Attempt, but on 8.9% of offensive possessions, they find cough the ball up to the opponent. Their offensive drives start typically at their Own 32.1 yard line, they typically last 2:41.

10.2% of passes thrown are touchdown passes by Seattle and 2.3% of passes thrown are passes that are intercepted.Seattle has yielded 19 sacks this season and there were 128 yards lost as a result of the inability to protect the Quarterback.

They rushed for 5.0 yards per carry and for 125.4 yards per game. This offense coughed up the ball 4 times this season.

Let’s get situational with the Seattle and examine various situations. They have had 74 third down attempts this season and successfully turned the third down attempt into a first down 29 times, which works itself out to a conversion rate of 39.2%. Fourth Down situations are extremely consequential. They have willingly and unwillingly encountered 6 fourth down conversion attempts this season and have converted 5 of these attempts, which comes out to a success rate of 83.3%. Offensive possessions that reach the Red Zone have a higher chance of getting in the End Zone. They have had 25 opportunities to score from the Red Zone this season and successfully turned a Red Zone entrance into an End Zone celebration 22 times, which works itself out to a conversion rate of 88.0%.

Buffalo Team Defense Preview

Buffalo faces 6.8 plays per drive, they hold opponents to 37.0 yards per drive, and opponents score 2.56 points per offensive possession. 45.5% of the time on defensive possessions, opponents will score a Touchdown or convert on a Field Goal Attempt, but on 13.0% of defensive possessions, they force opponents to cough up the ball. Their offensive drives start typically at their opponent’s Own 27.8 yard line, they usually take up 3:03 of time.

Opposing quarterbacks have a QBR of 97.7 against Buffalo and 1.5% of passes thrown are passes that are intercepted.Buffalo has forced a sack rate of 6.8% this season.

Examining Buffalo in a few key defensive situations would be helpful in making judgments. They have encountered 89 opponent third down attempts this season and opponents have converted 45 of these attempts, which comes out to a success rate of 50.6%. Fourth Down situations are extremely consequential. They have taken on opponents in 7 fourth down conversion attempts this season and opponents have converted 3 of these attempts, which comes out to a success rate of 75.0%. Defenses need to prevent possessions from reaching the Red Zone. They have allowed 32 Red Zone entrances this season and opponents successfully turned a Red Zone entrance into an End Zone celebration 20 times, which works itself out to a conversion rate of 62.5%.

Buffalo Team Offense Preview

Buffalo has 6.6 plays per drive, they generate 37.7 yards per drive, and they score 2.53 points per offensive possession. On 45.6% of offensive possessions, they find a way to come away with points, but on 12.7% of offensive possessions, they find cough the ball up to the opponent. Their possessions start on average at their Own 29.6 and these drives usually take up 3:06 of time.

5.7% of passes thrown are touchdown passes by Buffalo and on 1.8% of passes thrown, it results in an interception. Buffalo has yielded 13 sacks this season and there were 87 yards lost as a result of the inability to protect the Quarterback.

They rushed for 4.1 yards per carry and for 108.6 yards per game. Rushers, Receivers, and Sitting Duck Quarterbacks fumbled the ball 7 times this season.

Examining Buffalo in a few key offensive situations would be helpful in making judgments. They have navigated through 95 third down attempts this season and successfully turned the third down attempt into a first down 49 times, which works itself out to a conversion rate of 51.6%. Fourth Down situations are extremely consequential. They have willingly and unwillingly encountered 3 fourth down conversion attempts this season and have converted 3 of these attempts, which comes out to a conversion rate of 100.0%. It is critical for offenses to get the ball into the Red Zone. They have had 32 Red Zone entrances this season and have converted 20 of these attempts into Touchdowns, which comes out to a conversion rate of 62.5%.

The Seattle Roster

The Players to Watch for Seattle

Russell Wilson QB 5-11 215

This season, Russell Wilson has put up 2151 yards and 26 touchdowns. He has thrown 6 interceptions. He has a QB Rating of 120.8thus far this season. Russell Wilson has thrown 6 interceptions this season.As a rusher, Russell Wilson has 260 rushing yards, which puts him in the 96.43 percentile among Quarterbacks. He ran the ball as opposed to throwing the ball 35 times this season, which puts him in the 91.07 percentile. Has he hit paydirt as a runner? He has 0 rushing touchdowns this season.

Chris Carson RB 5-11 222

This season, Chris Carson has 323 rushing yards on 66 carries. Was he able to get to the end zone on the ground? He has 3 rushing touchdowns.As a receiver in the backfield, Chris Carson picked up 147 yards. He caught the ball as opposed to taking handoffs or catching laterals 22 times this season. Did he score often as a receiver? He had 3 receiving touchdowns this season.

D.K. Metcalf WR 6-4 229

This season, D.K. Metcalf picked up 680 yards. He caught the ball 36 times this season. Did he score often as a receiver? He had 7 receiving touchdowns this season.

Jarran Reed DT 6-3 306

The leading tackler among Defensive Tackles for Seattle, Jarran Reed has 11 tackles this season.When it came to rushing the Quarterback, he has been able to take them down 1 times this season, which put him in the 68.87 among all Defensive Tackles in College Football. He has forced 1.0 fumbles this season.

Benson Mayowa DE 6-3 265

The leading tackler among Defensive Tackles for Seattle, Benson Mayowa has 11 tackles this season.When it came to rushing the Quarterback, he has been able to take them down 2 times this season, which put him in the 50.0 among all Defensive Tackles in College Football. He has forced 1.0 fumbles this season.

Ugo Amadi FS 5-9 201

He is the leading tackler among non-exclusive Defensive Backs (meaning he can play either Safety Position, Nickel Back, Star or even play as a Cornerback in coverage) for Seattle, Ugo Amadi had 24 tackles which puts him in the 53.23 percentile among returning non-exclusive Defensive Backs. When it came to blitzing the Quarterback, this season he was able to take them down 0 times this season. Ugo Amadi as a ball hawker was able to pick off 0.0 passes this season, which puts him in the 26.0 percentile among returning secondary position players this season.

Shaquill Griffin CB 6-0 198

Considered the leading tackler among non-exclusive Defensive Backs (meaning he can play either Safety Position, Nickel Back, Star or even play as a Cornerback in coverage) for Seattle, Shaquill Griffin had 28 tackles which puts him in the 84.62 percentile among returning non-exclusive Defensive Backs. When it came to blitzing the Quarterback, this season he was able to take them down 0 times this season. Shaquill Griffin as a ball hawker was able to pick off 2.0 passes this season, which puts him in the 88.89 percentile among returning secondary position players this season.

The Buffalo Roster

The Players to Watch for Buffalo

Josh Allen QB 6-5 237

This season, Josh Allen has put up 2172 yards and 16 touchdowns. He has thrown 5 interceptions. He has a QB Rating of 102.4thus far this season. Josh Allen has thrown 5 interceptions this season.As a rusher, Josh Allen has 227 rushing yards, which puts him in the 92.86 percentile among Quarterbacks. He ran the ball as opposed to throwing the ball 58 times this season, which puts him in the 100.0 percentile. Has he hit paydirt as a runner? He has 4 rushing touchdowns this season.

Devin Singletary RB 5-7 203

This season, Devin Singletary has 385 rushing yards on 93 carries. Was he able to get to the end zone on the ground? He has 1 rushing touchdowns.As a receiver in the backfield, Devin Singletary picked up 159 yards. He caught the ball as opposed to taking handoffs or catching laterals 21 times this season. Did he score often as a receiver? He had 0 receiving touchdowns this season.

Stefon Diggs WR 6-0 191

This season, Stefon Diggs picked up 695 yards. He caught the ball 54 times this season. Did he score often as a receiver? He had 3 receiving touchdowns this season.

Ed Oliver DT 6-1 287

The leading tackler among Defensive Tackles for Buffalo, Ed Oliver has 13 tackles this season.When it came to rushing the Quarterback, he has been able to take them down 1 times this season, which put him in the 68.87 among all Defensive Tackles in College Football. He has forced nan fumbles this season.

Jerry Hughes DE 6-2 254

The leading tackler among Defensive Tackles for Buffalo, Jerry Hughes has 14 tackles this season.When it came to rushing the Quarterback, he has been able to take them down 3 times this season, which put him in the 69.3 among all Defensive Tackles in College Football. He has forced 1.0 fumbles this season.

Jordan Poyer SS 6-0 191

He is the leading tackler among non-exclusive Defensive Backs (meaning he can play either Safety Position, Nickel Back, Star or even play as a Cornerback in coverage) for Buffalo, Jordan Poyer had 53 tackles which puts him in the 100.0 percentile among returning non-exclusive Defensive Backs. When it came to blitzing the Quarterback, this season he was able to take them down 2 times this season. Jordan Poyer as a ball hawker was able to pick off 0.0 passes this season, which puts him in the 26.0 percentile among returning secondary position players this season.

Taron Johnson CB 5-11 192

Considered the leading tackler among non-exclusive Defensive Backs (meaning he can play either Safety Position, Nickel Back, Star or even play as a Cornerback in coverage) for Buffalo, Taron Johnson had 40 tackles which puts him in the 100.0 percentile among returning non-exclusive Defensive Backs. When it came to blitzing the Quarterback, this season he was able to take them down 0 times this season. Taron Johnson as a ball hawker was able to pick off 0.0 passes this season, which puts him in the 25.93 percentile among returning secondary position players this season.

Seattle Seahawks vs. Buffalo Bills Prediction, Picks, and Odds


Prediction: Seattle Seahawks 26 Buffalo Bills 30

Spread Pick: Buffalo +3.5 -110 Mybookie.ag
Moneyline Pick: Buffalo +145 5Dimes
Total Pick: Over 54.5 -107 5Dimes