The Seattle Seahawks are trying to get back to the biggest game in sports, and it is proving harder than it lucks, but these kind of challenges always are. With the recipe of Russel Wilson, DK Metcalf and Tyler Lockett and having a top 10 rushing defence, the road to end the seven-year drought of a championship.
The Buffalo Bills want to prove they belong at the adult table. The six and two record the Bills possess is not to be ignored, but this is a true test you belong with the big boys, and after a meek showing against the Kanas City Chiefs two weeks ago it is now time to prove you belong in the conversation.
Season so far
The Seattle Seahawks and Buffalo Bills have embodied their namesake animals this season. The Seahawks flying high with throws and the Bills are staying grounded running tough.
The wonder kid Josh Allen has early MVP talk, but that is nothing more than a mere memory. Whereas the let Russ cook camp is on its fourth restaurant, third Michelin star and guided by the help of Russ's two sous-chefs DK Metcalf, and Tyler Lockett.
The Bills need to win this game to be taken seriously last week was a good result beating the biggest division rivals in the New England Patriots. Now Josh Allen must put his team on his back and come up against the Seahawks, Allen has his own critics to answer he is hoping the Russell Wilson and company will flame out and the third-year quarterback will have everyone begging him to cook.
Wilson and company have only lost one game all season in a bizarre overtime defeat to the Arizona Cardinals. All season long Wilson has been picking up MVP talk and is a top-three candidate for the coveted end of the season award, with Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers securing another four touchdowns on Thursday night football in their victory over the San Francisco 49'ers.
What the stats say
Josh Allen is in for a hard day at the office. The Seahawks defence is currently playing at a top 10 level with Bobby Wagner showing everyone in the NFL he is still one of the top edge rushers in the league.
When the Seahawks traded for Jamal Adams in the offseason, it was a consensus that he was going to be great for the Seahawks and that he has been, with 14 tackles and two sacks in three games. Still, injury has kept him out, Adams is back this week, and his job will be keeping quiet the Bills weapon of Stefon Diggs who is fifth in the entire NFL in terms of targets.
The Seahawks Stats are a little more cut and dry. DK Metcalf is a monster, all who have him in fantasy football are praising his name, and for a good reason the wide receiver has only 55 targets this season (tied 16th most according to pff.com) but the second most touchdowns in the NFL. Russel Wilson is another whose numbers are ridiculous. Wilson leads the league in passing touchdowns with 26 and should have more if not for bone head plays made by receivers.
The Bills are a likeable team and will make it to January with ease, but every season there is a 12-4 team or a 10-6 team who really are an 8-8 team, the Bills are that team this year.
The Seahawks, however, are a Superbowl quality team, skip ahead to Superbowl 55, and the two competing teams will be the Seahawks and the Pittsburgh Steelers.
Final Score 35-19