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Seattle Seahawks vs. Buffalo Bills Pick & Prediction NOV 8TH 2020

FinishedTV: FOXRalph Wilson Stadium Orchard Park

451Seattle Seahawks
452Buffalo Bills

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The Seattle Seahawks' much-maligned defense might just be trending the right direction.


And reinforcements are on the way.


The NFC West-leading Seahawks (6-1) will travel to Buffalo on Sunday to play the AFC East-leading Bills (6-2).


Seattle's defense allowed just 117 total yards and one score through three quarters of last weekend's 37-27 victory against visiting San Francisco, before the 49ers' backups put together some drives after the Seahawks had built a 23-point lead.


Coming off their first loss of the season, a 37-34 overtime setback at Arizona, linebacker Bobby Wagner, the Seahawks' defensive captain, challenged his teammates to be better.


Wagner led by example with 11 tackles, two sacks, four quarterback hits and three tackles for loss to earn NFC Defensive Player of the Week


"I feel like as the leader of the defense, you have to address the team, you have to bring the issues to light and get everyone on the same page and talk about discipline and consistency," Wagner said. "That's kind of what we did. Everybody locked in."


All-Pro Safety Jamal Adams, Seattle's biggest offseason acquisition, is expected to return Sunday after missing four games with a groin injury. Two-time Pro Bowl defensive end Carlos Dunlap is set to make his Seahawks debut after being acquired in a trade last week with Cincinnati and defensive tackle Damon "Snacks" Harrison, another former Pro Bowler, is close to being in game shape after being signed as a free agent.


"Run, pass, the whole thing, we really played good ball (last Sunday)," Seahawks coach Pete Carroll said. "Guys played great. Bobby Wagner was just everywhere on the field."


MVP candidate Russell Wilson threw four more touchdown passes. Two of those went to DK Metcalf, who set career highs with 12 receptions for 161 yards.


Rookie running back DeeJay Dallas, a fourth-round pick out of Miami, forced into action because of injuries to Chris Carson (mid-foot sprain) and Carlos Hyde (hamstring), scored two touchdowns. Carroll said Carson and Hyde remain questionable for Sunday.


The Bills are coming off a 24-21 victory against visiting New England. The win wasn't clinched until backup defensive lineman Justin Zimmer forced Patriots quarterback Cam Newton to fumble at the Bills' 13-yard line with 31 seconds remaining.


On a wet and windy day, Buffalo rushed for a season-high 190 yards, with Devin Singletary gaining 86 and rookie Zack Moss adding 81 and two touchdowns.


"Enough was enough," Bills left tackle Dion Dawkins said, referring to questions about Buffalo's previously pedestrian ground game, which was averaging 97 yards per game entering last weekend. "We made a statement to run the ball."


Josh Allen was 11-of-18 passing for 154 yards and also scored on a 2-yard run as the Bills snapped a seven-game losing streak against the Patriots and beat them at home for the first time since 2011.


"You see what happens when we have good games like that on the ground, especially in a typical AFC weather game like this," Allen said.


Sunday's forecast is for sunny skies and unseasonably warm temperatures in the upper 60s in Orchard Park, N.Y.


Bills center Mitch Morse was knocked out on the third play against the Patriots and remains in the concussion protocol. Receiver John Brown (knee), defensive end Jerry Hughes (foot) and cornerback Josh Norman (hamstring) have also missed practice time this week.


--Field Level Media


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Seattle Seahawks vs. Buffalo Bills

Buffalo's Josh Allen put himself in the MVP conversation, throwing for 415 yards and three touchdowns while adding a rushing score to outduel Russell Wilson, as the Bills defeated the visiting Seattle Seahawks 44-34 Sunday afternoon in Orchard Park, N.Y., in a matchup of division leaders.

Stefon Diggs and John Brown combined for 17 receptions for 217 yards and the defense forced four turnovers for the Bills (7-2), who remained atop the AFC East.

The NFC West-leading Seahawks (6-2) suffered their second defeat in the past three games.

Wilson, considered by many the front-runner for the MVP award at midseason, was 28 of 41 for 390 yards, with two touchdowns and two interceptions. He also rushed for a score but lost two second-half fumbles while being sacked as the Seahawks attempted to rally from a 24-10 halftime deficit.

Wilson threw a 55-yard touchdown pass to David Moore and a 7-yarder to DK Metcalf, who had a team-high seven receptions for 108 yards.

Seattle got within 27-20 late in the third quarter on a 4-yard touchdown run by rookie DeeJay Dallas and a 44-yard field goal by Jason Myers.

Rookie Zack Moss had a 1-yard touchdown run and Allen scored from 3 yards out to put the Bills up 41-20.

After reestablishing their running game last week in a 24-21 victory against New England, the Bills kept to the air in the first half to attack Seattle's league-worst passing defense.

Buffalo attempted only three rushes in the first half, instead relying on Allen's hot hand. He completed 24 of 28 attempts before the intermission for 282 yards and three TDs. Allen threw scoring strikes to Isaiah McKenzie (25 yards), Tyler Kroft (1 yard) and Gabriel Davis (4 yards).

The Bills scored touchdowns on their first two possessions and Tyler Bass added a 44-yard field goal on the third for a 17-0 lead.

Seattle played without its two top running backs, Chris Carson (mid-foot sprain) and Carlos Hyde (hamstring), for the second straight week because of injuries.

--Field Level Media