NFL Week Nine Monday Night Football Preview: Seattle Seahawks and Buffalo Bills


The Seattle Seahawks (4-2-1) prepare to continue to wipe out the AFC East this season as they take on the Buffalo Bills for Monday night’s match-up. With an offense that isn’t producing as much as it potentially can, Seattle may have something to worry about when taking on Buffalo.

Their last three games ended in a squeeze by over Atlanta Falcons, a tie with the Arizona Cardinals and a loss to the New Orleans Saints. The Seahawks rank 29th in points per game and 23rd in total offense.

Head coach Pete Carroll feels his team needs to get it together and focus. He said “We need to get out of what we’ve been in the past two weeks. This is not the way we want to play football. We need to fix this.”

Injuries from both teams could make this a close game or a possible blowout. But one thing about the Bills (4-4) is the addition of Percy Harvin who retired last season due to hip and knee injuries.

“Percy is a guy that worked so hard,” Bills coach Rex Ryan said. “It’s either full speed or nothing, and sometimes you try to back him down a little bit, but that’s why last year he was so frustrated that he wasn’t able to contribute more to our team. He just needed some time away from the game to get healed up. So hopefully we catch lightning in a bottle so to speak and Percy is back to himself.”

The Bills are coming off a division loss at home, 41-25, to the New England Patriots where Tom Brady avenged the Patriots loss from week four. They were without RB LeSean McCoy who has been the heart of the offense, but that could change this Monday night if he continues to show progress in practice.

Buffalo ranks 16th in total defense but is tied for first with 26 sacks. The Legion of Boom defense is again one of the top units in the league and ranks second in scoring defense and third in total defense.

Seattle resides in first place in the NFC West, currently a game and a half ahead of the Cardinals, while Buffalo is in second place of the AFC East being three games behind New England.

Whomever’s defense that shows up to play maybe even putting the points on the board. If McCoy shows up, then the Bills may have a chance at fatiguing Seattle’s defense and taking one on the road.

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