Seattle Seahawks opponent preview: Tampa Bay

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Kenneth Walker III, Seattle Seahawks.

The Seattle Seahawks travel to Munich for a matchup with Tampa Bay. Seattle will try to retain their 1 1/2 sport direct in the division at the NFL’s to start with recreation in Germany.

7 days 10 sees the Seattle Seahawks traveling throughout the US and Atlantic Ocean to play the NFL’s initially-at any time sport in Germany. At least as the “visitor” on Sunday, this match does not take absent a dwelling recreation from the Seahawks.

Something that is a little bit head-scratching is the actuality that Vegas has the Buccaneers as a 2.5-point favored. The Seattle Seahawks are 6-3 in 2022 and are on a four-recreation earn streak. Meanwhile, Tampa Bay is 4-5 and coming off a comeback win from the Rams.

Oh properly, let everybody maintain sleeping on Seattle.

Slowing Down

The Bucs’ offense hasn’t been practically as dynamic as it was the past few of seasons. There are numerous factors for their drop.

Rob Gronkowski retired. Tom Brady is 45 decades aged, and father time is creeping up on him, not to mention the individual difficulties he’s likely as a result of. Then there are injuries. 

Every NFL group will get strike with accidents. With Tampa Bay being a bit of an more mature crew and relying so a lot on their veterans, injuries pressured them to use much more inexperienced gamers. And they didn’t have practically as stellar of a draft course as the Seattle Seahawks did this previous year.

A huge take a look at for Seattle’s young corners

Tampa Bay employs 1 of the NFL’s ideal and most important broad receivers, Mike Evans. The 6’5″ four-time Professional Bowl range is familiar with how to use that measurement to his edge.

Meanwhile, Seattle’s 6’4″ rookie cornerback Tariq Woolen is a single of the speediest DBs in the league. One thing that performs to Woolen’s advantage is he gets to practice regularly towards a significant extensive receiver, D.K. Metcalf.

That leaves the Seahawks’ other rookie corner Coby Bryant to cover 1 of Chris Godwin, Breshad Perryman, or Julio Jones. Unquestionably not an easy matchup for him towards any of those people receivers.

The Seattle offense will roll

Just one thing that hasn’t fallen off for Tampa Bay is their protection. Their D is ranked ninth general.

A person matter that has altered is the Buccaneers’ run defense isn’t approximately as vaunted as it has been. They rank 23rd at 125.2 rushing yards per recreation. 

Seahawks rookie managing again Kenneth Walker III must be equipped to go on cooking on the ground. His the latest perform has been crucial to the offense’s achievement.

Nevertheless, Tampa’s move defense is rated 10th in total passing yards. A lot more especially, they are ranked fifth in passing yards per activity at 187.8.

Something for Geno Smith to keep in mind is that Tampa Bay is ranked 13th, letting opposing QBs to full 62.8% of their passes. So, this game will be a tricky examination for the Seattle Seahawks’ aerial assault.

Ultimate Thoughts

As extensive as the Seahawks can acclimate their inside body clocks to Germany’s time, they need to have no challenge winning this game. Tampa Bay has the worst rushing group in the NFL. But that doesn’t necessarily mean the Seattle Seahawks must forget about about that factor.

If the Seattle Seahawks hold carrying out what they’ve been carrying out the past couple weeks, they will be the initially NFL crew to get a activity in Germany 1 less accolade Tom Brady can declare.