Washington Redskins vs. Seattle Seahawks: Spread Info, Line and Predictions

Andrew KulhaSenior Analyst IIINovember 26, 2011

SEATTLE - NOVEMBER 13:  Quarterback Tarvaris Jackson #7 of the Seattle Seahawks drops back to pass against the Baltimore Ravens at CenturyLink Field on November 13, 2011 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)
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Before the 2011 NFL season began, many people thought that the Washington Redskins and Seattle Seahawks had a pretty good chance of at least making some noise in the playoff picture.

Washington at 3-7 started off strong but has lost six in a row, so those hopes seem to be dashed.

The Seahawks on the other-hand have been inconsistent at best, and find themselves coming into this game at 4-6, but with impressive wins over the New York Giants and Baltimore Ravens on their resume.

The playoffs look to be a far cry at this point of the season, but there is still pride on the line in this matchup.

Where: CenturyLink Field, Seattle, WA 

When: Sunday Nov. 27. 4:05 p.m. EST

Watch: Fox

Spread: Seattle minus-4

The Seahawks have a great home-field advantage, which likely leads to this spread. It's a safe bet.

Over/Under: 37.5

The Redskins are averaging 16 points a game and the Seahawks average 16.8. It's probably a safe bet to go under.

All Betting Information Courtesy of ESPN.com

LANDOVER, MD - NOVEMBER 20:  Rex Grossman #8 of the Washington Redskins throws a pass against the Dallas Cowboys during the second half at FedExField on November 20, 2011 in Landover, Maryland.  (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)
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Key Injuries:

Redskins: Wide receiver Niles Paul questionable (toe), wide receiver Donte' Stallworth questionable (foot).

Seahawks: Defensive tackle Alan Branch questionable (ankle), cornerback Byron Maxwell questionable (ankle).

Fantasy Big Plays

Start: Running back Marshawn Lynch is going to be a great start, as he seems to be heating up here at the end of the season. He's got a touchdown in each of the past three games, as well as a total of 332 yards. The Redskins are also giving up 117.3 yards per game on the ground.

Sit: Redskins' wide receiver Santana Moss is listed as probable to go this week coming off a hand injury, but I wouldn't trust him just yet.

Keys to Redskins Win

ST. LOUIS, MO - OCTOBER 02: Ryan Torain #46 of the Washington Redskins runs against the St. Louis Rams at the Edward Jones Dome on October 2, 2011 in St. Louis, Missouri.  The Washington Redskins beat the St. Louis Rams 17-10.  (Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/G
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The running game is always key to winning on the road. Not only does it allow you to control the tempo of the game, but the steady nature of taking solid chunks of yardage seems to keep the crowd out of it.

The 'Skins running attack has been horrible, ranking 30th in the NFL and averaging just 84 rushing yards per game. 

Somehow they need to try to get Ryan Torian or Roy Helu going, which is somehow harder than it sounds.

Keys to Seahawks Win

ST. LOUIS, MO - NOVEMBER 20:  Seattle Seahawks quarterback Tarvaris Jackson #7 looks to pass against the St. Louis Rams in the first half of the game November 20, 2011 at the Edward Jones Dome in St. Louis, Missouri. (Photo by Whitney Curtis/Getty Images)
Whitney Curtis/Getty Images

I don't think anybody is confusing Tarvaris Jackson for what he really is as a quarterback. He just needs to manage this game, get the ball to Lynch in the backfield and control the ball.

In the past two wins for the Seahawks he's totaled 365 yards and one touchdown. He needs to cut down on the interceptions and control the ball in order for the 'Hawks to have a chance.

Prediction:

The Redskins are on a losing streak of epic proportions, and the Seahawks play well at home.

Redskins: 10 Seahawks: 20

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