The Seahawks are surprisingly 2.5-point underdogs towards the Tampa Bay Buccaneers this week. Though the Seahawks have regarded just like the significantly better soccer group, oddsmakers imagine the Bucs are turning the nook following a 16-13 come-from-behind win over the Rams. Regardless this needs to be a aggressive matchup in Munich, Germany. Okay, we cheated slightly on the headline. It’s the primary recreation that counts. Alright, listed here are three keys to a Seattle victory.
1. Put stress on Tom Brady
Brady has completed an impressive job all through his profession getting the ball out early on his throws. He has usually had an awesome offensive line defend him from pressures and sacks, which has helped him play into his mid-40s. This yr, nonetheless, his offensive line in Tampa has suffered a number of key accidents and made him liable to go rushers. The Seahawks rank within the prime 5 in sacks with 27 on the season. They might want to have a giant recreation on Sunday towards Brady, who’s averaging 44 passing makes an attempt a recreation.
2. Shield Geno Smith
Tampa Bay additionally has an awesome go rush with 29 sacks on the season led by former Washington Huskies Vita Vea with 6.5 sacks and Joe Tryon-Shoyinka with 2.5 sacks. The Seahawks rookie tackles will possible face their hardest check all season. The Seahawks might want to do a superb job operating the soccer to maintain game-wrecker Vita Vea at bay. Kenneth Walker III had 109 yards dashing final week towards Arizona. Seattle will want a repeat efficiency of that this week, so Geno doesn’t should drop again and go the ball as a lot. There’s each motive to suppose Walker will just do that.
3. Create turnovers and defend the soccer
The Seahawks have completed a unbelievable job of forcing turnovers on protection this season rating fifth within the league in takeaways with 15. Nevertheless, the Bucs have completed nicely at taking good care of the soccer and are tied for second for the fewest giveaways with seven this yr. The Bucs have been probably the greatest groups final yr at taking the ball away ending tied for fifth with 29 takeaways. Though this yr they haven’t created takeaways as regularly, posting solely 9 takeaways, twenty third within the league. Tom Brady loves capitalizing off quick fields, so it’s crucial the Seahawks take excellent care of the ball this week.
The theme of this recreation is expertise vs. youth given the actual fact there are such a lot of veterans on the Bucs offense and the youth of the Seahawks protection and offense. Can the Seahawks rookies rise to the event once more? We’ll see.