Monday Night Football: Seahawks vs Washington Week 12 Preview

Sunday’s bundle of Week 12 NFL games are officially in the books, meaning that fans are now turning their attention to an exciting Monday Night Football contest. This week’s game features a collision between a pair of NFC teams as the underachieving Seattle Seahawks (3-7) face the Washington Football Team (4-6). Both teams will be looking to win for different reasons tonight, which should make for some entertaining football action.

There’s a lot to take account of before tonight’s Monday Night Football clash, so continue reading this guide for the betting odds heading into the matchup — with odds courtesy of BetOnline.

Seahawks vs Washington General Information and Statistics

Tonight’s game will be held at FedExField in Landover, Maryland, where the Washington Football Team currently have a home record of 2-3. Kickoff is scheduled for 8:15 p.m. EST and the contest itself can be viewed on ESPN and other streaming platforms around the world.

The Seahawks are currently averaging 19.4 points per game, which is the eighth-worst average in the NFL. Meanwhile, Washington is averaging 21.2 PPG — tied for the 19th-best average. Defensively, Seattle is allowing 20.9 PPG (7th) while Washington is surrendering 26.7 PPG (T-29th).

Monday Night Football: Seahawks vs Washington Odds

Odds via BetOnline as of Monday, November 29

  • Seattle Seahawks (3-7) vs Washington Football Team (4-6)
  • Moneyline: Seahawks (N/A) vs Washington (N/A)
  • Spread: Seahawks [Pick ‘Em] (-115) vs Washington [Pick ‘Em] (-105)
  • Total: 47.0 — Over (-110), Under (-110)
  • Head-to-Head: The Seahawks are 5-5 against Washington in their last 10 matchups.

A complete list of odds and prop markets is available at BetOnline.ag.

Seahawks Trying to Halt Losing Ways

The Seahawks have been one of the biggest disappointments this season — especially as of late. Seattle has lost its last two games in a row and five of its last six overall. With that being said, even though they’re the second-worst NFC team, the Seahawks are only a few games back of the final playoff spot. A win over Washington in Monday Night Football would go a long way when it comes to keeping those hopes alive.

One thing that the Seahawks need is for their offense to start putting up numbers. They’ve averaged just 14.7 PPG over their last three games and that’s unacceptable. Fortunately, the possibility of a big game from Russell Wilson, D.K. Metcalf and Tyler Lockett is there for tonight. Washington is surrendering the most passing touchdowns (2.4) and third-most passing yards (270.0) this season.

Seattle’s defense has also only allowed 15.7 PPG over the last three games, which is the type of consistency they’ll need again tonight. If they can get to Taylor Heinicke early and often, it could be a promising outcome for the Seahawks in Monday Night Football.

Monday Night Football: Washington Chasing the Wild Card

While a win would keep the Seahawks in the playoff hunt, a Monday Night Football victory would put Washington in a tie for the final wild card spot. The good news is that they have momentum on their side.

After losing four games in a row, Washington has won both of the last two contests — which includes a win over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. These victories have come from the WFT defense playing much better as of late. They’ve held opponents to 21 or fewer points in three straight matchups while also keeping them under 300 total yards in each game. If that type of play continues tonight combined with Seattle’s offensive struggles, it’s not hard to imagine a Washington victory.

On the offensive side of the ball, Washington will be getting a boost in the former of the returning Logan Thomas and Curtis Samuel. Both pass-catchers have spent the majority of the 2021 NFL season on the injured reserve in some form, however, all signs point to a Week 12 return. Assuming they’re 100% healthy, Thomas and Samuel should easily be the No. 2 and No. 3 pass-catching options behind Terry McLaurin. If all goes well and Washington’s defense stays strong, this could be the beginning of a serious play for a playoff spot.

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Devon Platana

After graduating with a Masters degree in Journalism, Devon joined USGS to improve his sports writing skills. As a lifelong sports fan, one of Devon’s favorite things to do is analyze statistics across all sports.