Monday Night Football Week 11 – Falcons vs Seahawks Prediction
Fans are in for a treat on Monday Night Football as two teams that should be in the playoffs will battle for position within their own division and the conference. The Falcons head to Seattle to take on a Seahawks team that has been reeling with injury issues with the NFC West firmly up for grabs.
Atlanta Falcons +1 at Seattle Seahawks -1 Total: 46
The Falcons find themselves in a desperate position in the NFC South with the Panthers and Saints ahead of them in the standings. They’re still in the playoff picture with another loss, but it will be harder to find themselves in the postseason with a loss at Seattle this week.
Atlanta improved their record to 5-4 after easily defeating the Cowboys last week 27-7. There’s not too much regarding injury issues, other than running back, Devonta Freeman, who is out after suffering a concussion last week. Tevin Coleman will lead the Falcons in backfield touches.
Seattle is a game behind the Rams after their loss on Sunday, and the Seahawks will have a chance to tie them in record if they should beat the Falcons tonight. Their last action was on Thursday of Week 10 at Arizona. They narrowly edged the Cardinals by a score of 22-16 to move their record to 6-3. They’re currently second in the NFC West.
The Legion of Boom may be crumbling before our eyes. Even with core pieces intact and healthy, Seattle’s defense hasn’t played well this season, but both Richard Sherman and Kam Chancellor are now on injured reserve. Earl Thomas is expected to return this week, but by most reports, will not be fully healthy.
We’ve seen some significant movement in this game with the Seahawks opening at -3 and the line now at -1 at most sportsbooks. Tickets wise, betting action has been relatively even, but sharps have hit Atlanta off the key number. The total opened at 45 points and has risen slightly to 46 points.
Falcons vs Seahawks Prediction
You’re in an ideal spot if you managed to grab the Falcons at +3 before the odds moved. However, I still think there is value in the current market because this is a game they can easily win outright. Going to Seattle is always a harsh environment, but this is not a hard matchup for Matt Ryan.
With Atlanta’s offense finally showing some signs of last year’s form and the Seahawks decimated with defensive injuries – I like their chances of scoring early and often. Let’s also not forget that Seattle does have a terrible offensive line. They have no running game to speak of and occasionally can’t pass protect long enough to give Wilson a chance to make plays. There are too many ways this can go wrong for Seattle.