The Seattle Seahawks are 3-0 for the seventh time in franchise history and second time since 2013, the year Seattle hoisted the Lombardi Trophy for the first time!
En route to a five-touchdown outing and 38-31 conclusion, Wilson carved up the Patriots secondary and set a league record with the most touchdown passes through a team’s first three games with 14 touchdown passes. He found Tyler Lockett for three touchdowns, a career-high for the No. 1 target, and dished out another two scores to DK Metcalf and Jacob Hollister.
After starting the season 0-2, the Dolphins found a way to win behind bearded playmaker Ryan Fitzpatrick. The 37-year-old QB hit on his first 12 passes and was 18 of 20 overall to set Miami's single-game completion percentage record. The Dolphins cruised to a 31-13 victory.
Miami will look to contain the clear MVP frontrunner in Wilson and take advantage of an injury-depleted Seahawks defense on Sunday.
Here’s what you need to know about the Week 4 matchup:
This will be the 13th meeting between the two teams with Miami leading the series, 8-4
The Seahawks are 2-6 all-time against the Dolphins with their last victory in Miami coming in 1996.
- Russell Wilson was a rookie when the Seahawks last visited Miami. Seattle lost 24-21 after the Seahawks, who were leading in the fourth quarter, lost on a last-second field goal.
Seattle won the last meeting, a 12-10 decision in the season opener of the 2016 season.
- Seahawks running backs DeeJay Dallas and Travis Homer, as well as tight end Greg Olsen, all played for the Miami Hurricanes.
- Dolphins running back Myles Gaskin grew up in the Seattle area, attending O’Dea High School and University of Washington for four years.
- Another former UW running back, Salvon Ahmed, is on the Miami practice squad this season.
Dolphins coach Brian Flores on facing Russell Wilson:
"They’ve got a good quarterback and they’ve got good players, so they’re going to make a few plays. We just need to try to keep – we’ve got to continue to try to have good communication, have good technique and fundamentals, tackle well, defend the deep part of the field, get a good rush and play well. It’s a good offense. It’s a good team led by Russell Wilson, led by Pete Carroll. It will definitely be a big challenge.”
Flores on the Seahawks offense:
"We’re going to have to do everything at a high level to limit this offense so from a communication standpoint, from a tackling standpoint, from a pass rush standpoint, we have to play very well to keep this offense limited and contained. I think they’re going to make some plays."
-- Seahawks: -301
— Dolphins: +235
-- Seahawks: -6.5. (-110)
-- Dolphins: +6.5 (-110)
-- O/U: 54.5 (-110)
HOW TO WATCH:
When: Sunday, October 4
Where: Hard Rock Stadium | Miami Gardens, Florida
Start time: 10:00 a.m. PT kickoff
TV channel: FOX
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