Seahawks vs Buccaneers : Russell Wilson and the Seattle Seahawks (6-2) look to bolster their positioning in the 2019 NFL Playoff picture as they host Jameis Winston and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers (2-5) for a 4:05 p.m. ET kickoff on Sunday. The Seahawks have won four of their last five outings and sit two games behind the 49ers in the loaded NFC West.
The Bucs, meanwhile, have dropped four of their last five, but have been a tough out, only losing by more than a touchdown in one of those games. The latest Seahawks vs. Buccaneers odds list Seattle as a 4.5-point home favorite, down two from the opening line, while the over-under is 51.5. Before locking in your own Buccaneers vs. Seahawks picks, be sure to see the NFL predictions from the proven computer model at SportsLine.
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Now, it has simulated Seahawks vs. Buccaneers 10,000 times and the results are in. We can tell you that the model is leaning Over, and it’s also generated a point-spread pick that is hitting in 60 percent of simulations. You can only see that one at SportsLine.
The model has taken into account that Seattle was able to grind out a solid victory over Atlanta last week, winning 27-20. Quarterback Russell Wilson completed 14-of-20 passes for 182 yards and two touchdowns in the victory, completing both touchdown passes to wide receiver D.K. Metcalf. Running back Chris Carson gained 90 yards and scored a touchdown on 20 carries. Wilson has passed for 2,127 yards and 17 touchdowns this season, and Carson has rushed for 659 yards on 159 carries and three rushing touchdowns.
The model has taken into account that the Buccaneers should be able to pile up points against a porous Seattle defense. The Seahawks rank 23rd in the NFL in total defense (376.1 yards per game) and have been shredded through the air, ranking 27th against the pass at 273 yards per game.
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Three-game losing streaks are never fun. Even if you’ve experienced them as often as the Tampa Bay Buccaneers (2-5) have over the last decade.
The Bucs lost another close game to the Titans last week and now, they have to turn around and travel across the country to take on the Seattle Seahawks (6-2).
But it may not be as daunting as it sounds. The Seahawks aren’t an unbeatable team by any means. There are plenty of areas on the field that the Bucs can take advantage of if they execute properly and don’t make stupid mistakes.
The Seattle Seahawks (5-2) take on the Atlanta Falcons (1-6) on Sunday.
The Falcons will be without starting quarterback Matt Ryan, who has officially been ruled out with an ankle injury.
Meanwhile, the Seahawks have already ruled two players out and have six players listed as questionable, making it impossible to tell who will be playing at multiple key spots, including on the offensive and defensive line and in the secondary.
Seattle’s ability to neutralize veteran backup Matt Schaub, the position battle brewing at safety, and the disappearance of running back Rashaad Penny are some of the many storylines for fans to pay attention to during Sunday’s contest.
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers make one last swing on their unusual six-week, five-game road trip, and it’s another long one as they head to the opposite corner of the country to take on the Seattle Seahawks in Week Nine. Tampa Bay is trying to snap a three-game losing streak that technically included a “home game” in London, a run that has put them on the very fringes of the playoff race. However, with nine weeks still to go, the Buccaneers hope to kick off a massive run with a quality road win over a talented 5-2 Seahawks squad.
The Bucs will also try to rebound from a heartbreaking loss in Nashville in which a couple turnovers, some red zone missteps and one inadvertent whistle undermined what in many ways was a winning effort. If another game comes down to the wire in Seattle, the Buccaneers will face a challenge to be the team that makes the winning plays at the end because the Seahawks have been very good in close games this year. They already have four wins by four or fewer points, including two one-point decisions. And while Tampa Bay’s last three games have come against teams on their second quarterback of the season, the Seahawks are still led by MVP candidate Russell Wilson, who may be having his best season yet.
Even though Seattle has the NFL’s passer-rating leader in Wilson, the Seahawks love to run the ball, ranking fourth in the NFL in percentage of rushing plays (48.3), with the rugged Chris Carson leading the way. That said, Wilson is always ready to step in and take over, with both his arm and his legs, when the Seahawks need him to. Much of the cast has changed around Wilson on both sides of the ball since the team’s victory in Super Bowl XLVIII (and loss in the next Super Bowl, as well), and the Seattle defense isn’t quite as dominant as in those years, but the Seahawks are still prime contenders thanks in large part to their quarterback. The Seahawks’ defense also still has its quarterback in linebacker Bobby Wagner, who is working on a five-year Pro Bowl streak and was chosen first-team All-Pro in each of the last three seasons. Here’s a closer look at some of the challenges and opportunities the Buccaneers will confront against the Seahawks in Seattle on Sunday:
With what lies ahead, the Seattle Seahawks better enjoy what appears to be the final ”easy” week on the schedule.
The Seahawks have started 6-2, are in the middle of the NFC playoff race and will host struggling Tampa Bay on Sunday. Seattle’s first half of the season has put it in the playoff conversation and could have the Seahawks in contention for a division title, eventually.
But the visit from the Buccaneers is a scary matchup and the last appetizer on Seattle’s schedule that becomes incredibly difficult over the final seven games.
”It isn’t just getting to the halfway point, it’s what you’re going to do about it,” Seattle coach Pete Carroll said. ”That’s all gone and done with. Now this is when the run to the finish is under way.”
The Wildcat returns for his 23rd season in The Post. Including the 1997-2018 seasons in the Bettor’s Guide, Cat’s record in print stands at 615-520 (54.2 percent) against the spread.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers (+5¹/₂) over SEATTLE SEAHAWKS: Seattle is 6-2, in prime postseason position — and Russell Wilson remains All-World. Still, they haven’t topped anyone by more than a touchdown. The Buccaneers are a disappointing 2-5 but have beaten the Rams and Panthers, and Jameis Winston is tough to subdue when he keeps his interception bug in check — and when his mates don’t get sabotaged by inferior officiating (as in last week’s loss at Tennessee). Reportedly, Jason Pierre-Paul will return off injury for the visitors. The Buccaneers have dominated recent meetings. Hosts’ modest stop unit permits foes to maintain striking distance. The Buccaneers reap loot, for one unit.