The NFL is set up with another great week of action as Week 4 gets underway. Thirteen games will kick off throughout Sunday. One of these matchups will be between the Seattle Seahawks and the Miami Dolphins. These two teams have had opposite starts throughout the season, but will both look to earn a win on Sunday. This game will kick off at around 1:00 PM Eastern time on October 4.
Seattle has put up a record of 3-0 throughout this season so far, which has them in first place of the NFC West. The Seahawks finished last season with a record of 11-5, which had them in second place of the division. Seattle will look to keep up this strong start to the season with another big win on the road against a struggling Miami team.
The Dolphins has earned a record of 1-2 throughout this season, which has them in third place of the AFC East this season. Miami had earned a record of 5-11 throughout last season, which had them in last place of the division. The Dolphins are coming off a big win on Thursday Night Football a week ago and will look to earn a big win in this one to get back to .500.
The Seahawks have had a much better start to this season going 3-0 as Russell Wilson has started a MVP caliber campaign. Miami had a longer week of rest, which they will look to use to their advantage as they try to earn a big win at home against Seattle. I expect the Seahawks to come out fast in this one as they look to extend their perfect start on the season.
Seattle is coming off a matchup against the Atlanta Falcons in Week 3 at home. Dak Prescott threw for 472 yards, 3 touchdowns and 2 interceptions. Cedrick Wilson caught two touchdown passes. Russell Wilson had another great performance, throwing for 315 yards and 5 touchdowns. Tyler Lockett caught 3 touchdown passes as the Seahawks won 38-31.
The Dolphins Week 3 performance was against the Jacksonville Jaguars on Thursday Night Football. James Robinson had two rushing touchdowns for the Jaguars, but it was not enough. Ryan Fitzpatrick had two passing touchdowns, while rushing for another touchdown. The Dolphins were able to earn a big 31-13 win on the road to win their first game of the season.
The Seahawks had a more impressive win in Week 3, knocking off the Cowboys, but Miami was able to dominate Jacksonville last week. The last time these two teams met was back in 2016, where the Seahawks won 12-10. Miami has won three of the last five matchups against Seattle. The Dolphins will look to pull off another upset against the Seahawks in this one.
Russell Wilson has had one of the greatest starts to a season of any Quarterback. Wilson has thrown for 925 yards, 14 touchdowns and 1 interception through three weeks. Last season, Wilson threw for 4110 yards, 31 touchdowns and 5 interceptions. Wilson rushed for another 342 yards and 3 touchdowns. Wilson will look to continue his campaign with a win over Miami.
Ryan Fitzpatrick will get the start behind the Center for the Dolphins in this one. Fitzpatrick went 5-8 last season in his starts. He threw for 3529 yards, 20 touchdowns and 13 interceptions. Fitzpatrick rushed for another 4 touchdowns as well. This season, Fitzpatrick has thrown for 679 yards, 4 touchdowns and 3 interceptions.
These two teams have strong starting Quarterbacks, but the Seahawks have the edge in this one with Wilson starting under center. Seattle has been strong this season, with Wilson putting up historic numbers. Fitzpatrick accounted for three touchdowns in last weeks win and will need to put up similar numbers if the Dolphins want to knock off the Seahawks.
Offense vs Defense
The Seahawks have earned 111 points so far this season, which is second best in the entire NFL. Seattle has also gained 1224 yards of total offense, which is ninth in the NFL. The Seahawks have also allowed 86 points to their opponents and 1492 yards this season, which is 22nd and 32nd in the league. Seattle’s defense will look to step up in this one.
Miami has scored a total of 70 points throughout this season, which is around 21st in the league. The Dolphins have gained 973 yards as well this season, which is 26th in the NFL. Miami has allowed opposing teams to put up 65 points on them this season, which is 10th best in the league. The Dolphins have also allowed 1198 yards of offense, which is 25th in the NFL through three weeks.
The Seahawks have struggled mightily on defense this season but have still gone 3-0. Seattle has allowed a lot of garbage time yards this season, which is part of the reason why they have had the most yards allowed this season. The Dolphins have allowed a surprisingly low amount of points this season and will look to slow down the Seahawks dangerous offense in this one.
The Seahawks have dominated with Russell Wilson under the helm this season, despite their defense struggling. I do not believe this will pose as an issue as they go up against the Miami Dolphins. If Russell Wilson can continue to start his MVP caliber campaign, it should be enough to help lead the Seahawks to a 4-0 start on the road.
BetOnline has Seattle listed as a -5 against the spread for this week. This gives a solid edge to the Seahawks in this one. I believe with how Seattle has been playing, this line is about right. The Dolphins have had an extended week of preparation after playing on Thursday night, but I do not think they will be able to stop the Seahawks offense.