Monday Night Football for Week 11 will feature the Seattle Seahawks and Atlanta Falcons. These two teams are both chasing after a postseason spot out of the NFC. The road team – Atlanta are 5-4 on the season, and a game behind Seattle for the NFC Wildcard. The Falcons are coming off a win last week over the Cowboys, and on the season they are 3-2 on the road.
For the Seattle Seahawks, they are in second place in the NFC West. The Seahawks, at 6-3 are a game behind the Los Angeles Rams. The Seahawks are 3-1 at home, and coming off a road win in Week 10 on Thursday Night Football over the Arizona Cardinals. The Seattle Seahawks are -3 over the Atlanta Falcons on Monday Night Football.
Pete Carroll and the Seattle Seahawks bounced back from a loss at home to the Redskins with a road win at the Arizona Cardinals. The Seahawks are led by Russell Wilson, with more than 2,500 yards passing this season. The Seahawks quarterback has found Doug Baldwin 54 times for more than 630 yards and 3 touchdowns.
The running game for Seattle has not been very good this season. The Seahawks are 22nd in the league with 100 yards per game. Wilson leads the Seahawks in rushing over a cast of characters that have been in position at running back. The Seahawks are 5th in the league with 18.3 points per game allowed.
Falcons Need a Win Bad
The Atlanta Falcons need a win, and they need it badly. The Falcons won their first three games, lost their next three, and have gone 2-1 since then. The Falcons are chasing New Orleans and Carolina in their division as well. The Falcons in all five of their wins have scored 25 points or more. In the four losses for Atlanta this season, they have yet to score more than 17.
The Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan was the Most Valuable Player a season ago. He will not repeat, but has improved the last couple weeks. The Falcons signal caller has thrown for 2,372 yards and 13 touchdowns. Julio Jones is his top target, who is 85 yards shy of 800 on the season. The Falcons are home for their next three games against Tampa Bay, Minnesota and New Orleans.
Seahawks Beat Falcons
The Seattle Seahawks are just a different team when playing at home. Sure, Seattle has all sorts of issues right now, with a lack of ability to run the football, and injuries all over their defense. This is going to be a pretty ugly game, but look for Seattle to defend the heck out of Atlanta. Pete Carroll’s teams are known for their ability to defend. That gets done here and Atlanta wins in front of their crowd. Bet the Seattle Seahawks -3 over the Atlanta Falcons on Monday Night Football.
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