Both teams will be hoping to snap losing streaks when the Seattle Seahawks (7-8, 3-4 Home) host the New York Jets (7-8, 4-3 Away) at Lumen Field on Sunday. The Jets are 1.5-point favorites, and the total is 42.5.
New York is coming off a 19-3 loss to the Jacksonville Jaguars at MetLife Stadium last Thursday, their fourth straight defeat. Zach Wilson threw for 92 yards and an interception. Chris Streveler ran nine times for 54 yards.
Michael Carter caught five passes for 44 yards. Seattle dropped a third straight game last Saturday, falling 24-10 to the Kansas City Chiefs at GEHA Field at Arrowhead Stadium. Geno Smith was 25 of 40 for 215 yards, a touchdown, and an interception. Kenneth Walker III carried 26 times for 107 yards. DK Metcalf was targeted nine times, hauling in seven receptions for 81 yards.
The teams are meeting in the regular season for the first time since December 2020, a 40-3 win for the Seahawks. Russell Wilson threw four touchdowns for Seattle.
TALE OF THE TAPE
The Jets are averaging 18.9 points per game for the season, 25th in the NFL, and they are facing a Seahawks defense that has surrendered 25.3 PPG (29th). Meanwhile, Seattle has scored 24.3 points a game this season, ninth in the league, and New York is allowing 18.8 PPG (4th).
The Jets rank 12th in the league in passing yards per game (243.4) and 24th in rushing (104.9). The best opportunities are likely to come on the ground, as the Seahawks are 31st in the league in rushing yards allowed per game (155.5).
Against the pass, Seattle is 16th (233.6).Seattle is ninth in the league in passing yards per game (259.1) and 21st in rushing (109.8). New York’s defense has been stout through the air, as the Jets are 4th in the league in passing yards allowed per game (212.7).
Against the run, the Jets are 11th (113.9).New York has found the end zone on 47% of red zone trips this season, eighth lowest in the NFL, averaging 2.9 trips a game (25th).
Through nine games, Zach Wilson has thrown for six touchdowns (7 INT) and 187.6 yards per game to lead New York in passing. In four away games this season, he has one TD (2 INT) and an average of 140.0 yards passing.
Breece Hall leads the team in rushing with an average of 66.1 yards a game over seven games. He’s also contributed to the passing attack with 31.1 receiving yards a game. He has four touchdowns on the ground. Garrett Wilson is the Jets’ leading receiver with 66.4 yards a game and four TDs.
He is averaging 4.7 receptions on 7.9 targets per game. Geno Smith has 27 passing touchdowns (9 INT) with 259.1 yards per game through 15 games to lead Seattle. In seven home games this season, he has thrown for 12 TDs (4 INT) and an average of 251.3 yards.
Kenneth Walker III has been the home team’s leading performer on the ground, averaging 61.8 yards a game through 13 games. He has nine touchdowns.
DK Metcalf has been the primary target in the Seahawks’ passing game. He has six touchdowns and a 67.0 yard per game average through 15 appearances. DK Metcalf is averaging 8.5 targets per game (5.7 receptions).
HOME AND AWAY
New York is looking to reverse a three-game losing run away from home this season. Seattle is looking to avoid a fourth straight loss at home this season.
SportsTips’ NFL Pick:
Seattle Seahawks (+110)
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