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Seattle Seahawks Vs. Baltimore Ravens Game Preview: A Fan’s Outlook
The Baltimore Ravens are the team that the Seattle Seahawks face in Week 10 action. The game is on Sunday, Nov. 13 at CenturyLink Field, and it is a test to see how far the Seahawks have come in the first nine weeks of the season.
The Ravens have the best record in the AFC (6-2), and would like nothing better than to wipe the floor with Seattle. The AFC North has become much more competitive as well, so the Ravens need to create separation from the Cincinnati Bengals and Pittsburgh Steelers should they want another division title.
There isn't a very positive way to look at this game, mostly because the teams don't match up very well on paper. Baltimore brings one of the best defenses to town, and Seattle is currently sporting one of the worst offenses in the NFL. That projects to a very ugly game that would be considered a huge upset if the Seahawks found some way to win.
Baltimore gives up just 16.3 points per game (second best in the NFL) and just 279.4 yards per game (also second best). The Ravens are one of the few teams that give up less than 200 passing yards per game and the team also has 26 sacks already. That should offer predictions on how the Ravens defensive line will attack Tarvaris Jackson(notes) early and often on Nov. 13.
The Seahawks are averaging just 15.3 points per game through the first eight games, and that has yielded only two wins. That's not going to get it done against Baltimore, and it is worrisome to think about what the final score of this game might become. There isn't a better measuring stick out there for where Seattle sits in development as a team though, and going up against what many consider one of the best defenses in the NFL can only serve as a learning tool for many of the young players in Seattle.
Going up against a similar team in Week 2 (the Pittsburgh Steelers), the Seahawks got shut out 24-0. Hopefully the team finds some way to get into the end zone to keep this from becoming another loss in an increasingly frustrating season.
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*Ryan Christopher DeVault is a lifelong fan of the Seattle Seahawks that continues to hold out hope that the team is heading in the right direction with a new coach, a weak NFC West, and some great young players on defense.
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