Seahawks offense vs. Cowboys defense
Uggh. This Seahawks offense should be much better than it is, but they’ve run into some big problems. The first problem is their offensive line.
Seattle will start 41-year-old Jason Peters at right tackle in this game. At this point, his bones have the structural integrity of soggy graham crackers. On top of that, their starting running back Kenneth Walker is doubtful to play. If he does play, he won’t be at full strength.
All of this means the workload will be placed on rookie Zach Charbonnet. Listen, he’s good. They selected him in the second round of the most recent NFL Draft for a good reason, but he’s not Kenneth Walker. Still, if the Seahawks are to win this game, it’s going to be in large part to Charbonnet stepping up and proving his worth.
We know their pass catchers. D.K. Metcalf, Tyler Lockett, and Jaxon Smith-Njigba take the field for this one. They’re good, but their production depends on quarterback Geno Smith. His production depends on the offensive line. That isn't encouraging if you're a Seahawks fan.
The Cowboys defense is still crushing it. DaRon Bland is playing out of his mind and Micah Parsons is still performing at a high level, but that might be because he's attempting to grab the Eagles' attention when he eventually becomes a free agent.
There’s nothing new there. The Cowboys' defense is a good unit, and they should be able to control the Seahawks' offense and make Geno Smith’s life an absolute living hell.