NFL Sunday Week 15 : Washington Football Team vs Seattle Seahawks Prediction and Analysis

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December 20, 2020 3:01 pm

As we approach the penultimate stage of the regular season, teams across the league are pushing hard for a playoff spot. The Washington Football Team and Russell Wilson’s Seattle Seahawks are both in the mix to feature in the post-season.

However, both teams need to win their remaining set of games to make the knockout stage of the ongoing 2020 NFL season. Here’s a detailed look at both teams, along with injury updates and Week 15 Game Day predictions.

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Washington Football Team pushing for the NFC East Division title

After a slow start to their season, Ron Rivera’s Washington Football Team have found their feet in the league in recent weeks. They are sitting at the summit of the NFC East Division and are unbeaten in their last four league outings. However, they face a tough challenge in the form of the Seattle Seahawks on Sunday.

Veteran NFL quarterback Alex Smith has started for Washington in recent weeks. However, he is set for a spell on the sidelines with a calf issue. Second-year quarterback Dwayne Haskins is expected to start in his stead. But

it is the Washington defense that has been their point of strength over the last four odd weeks. Rookie Chase Young has impressed and will once again be a key figure against a strong Seattle attack led by 32-year Russell Wilson.

Russell Wilson-led Seattle Seahawks fighting for NFC West leadership rights

Pete Carroll’s Seattle Seahawks started the season with vigour and style. However, they’ve faltered in recent weeks and find themselves at the second spot on the NFC West Division table. Veteran quarterback Russell Wilson will be the pivotal figure against Washington on Sunday. But he will need support from offensive superstars, Tyler Lockett and DK Metcalf.

The Seattle defense featuring Jamal Adams, Shaquem Griffin and Bobby Wagner will need to be alert in order to restrict Haskins from wreaking havoc in the American capital.

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NFL Preview: Washington Football Team vs Seattle Seahawks Team Updates

Washington – Out

QB Alex Smith – Calf

LB Kevin Pierre-Lewis – Ankle

LB Cole Holcomb – Concussion

Doubtful

RB Antonio Gibson – Toe

Seattle – Out

RB Travis Homer – Knee

G/T Jamarco Jones – Groin

G Phil Haynes – Groin

Questionable

DE Carlos Dunlap II – Foot

T Brandon Shell – Ankle

S Damarious Randall – Foot

CB Jason Stanley – Shoulder

Washington vs Seahawks Prediction

Washington Football Team 23 – 33 Seattle Seahawks

Dec 13, 2020; Seattle, Washington, USA; Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson (3) celebrates with wide receiver DK Metcalf (14) following a second quarter touchdown pass against the New York Jets at Lumen Field. Mandatory Credit: Joe Nicholson-USA TODAY Sports

Despite their poor run of results in recent weeks, the Seahawks should wrap up this tie with a bow on top on Sunday. Coach Carroll knows how to chalk out wins and that is exactly what they need if they still want to win the NFC West.

Washington QB Dwayne Haskins has a trick or two up his sleeve as well. He could cause Seattle all sorts of problems and seal a major upset in Week 15. You can’t afford to miss this one.

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Daniel Arambur

Daniel Arambur is an NFL journalist for EssentiallySports who is an admirer of the old guard in Green Bay Packers' Aaron Rodgers and Tom Brady. He believes the latter has one more Super Bowl left in him before he bows out for good. Daniel bills Patrick Mahomes as one of the best up-and-coming quarterbacks in the league.

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