Steady Passing Attack
So far this season, the Seahawks defense has been absolutely abysmal this year ranking 24th in the league for points allowed with over 28 points allowed on average per game this season. With that being said, the Seahawks have been considerably worse defending the pass compared to the run.
The Seahawks rank ninth in total rushing yards allowed while ranking fifth in yards per carry allowed. Comparing this to their rankings against the pass, it is obvious the Bills should lean more on Josh Allen’s arm for Week 9. The Seahawks rank 32nd, dead last, in passing yards allowed this season while ranking 27th in net yards allowed per passing attempt. Additionally, the Seahawks have only held their opponent to under 300 total passing yards just twice so far this season.
With the way the Buffalo Bills passing offense was performing in the first quarter of the season, it isn’t crazy to believe that the Bills offense will be able to hang in there with the Seahawks offense. Even with a few bad games in a row by the Bills passing offense, they still rank within the Top 10 in passing yards and passing touchdowns.
With Dawson Knox coming off of the Reserve/COVID-19 list and John Brown recovering from a lingering injury, hopefully, both will be healthy enough to contribute in the passing game for Week 9. However, Tyler Kroft has done a great job replacing Knox at tight end in each opportunity he has had so far this season. Therefore, it’s not guaranteed that Knox will start at tight end if he is active for Week 9.