The 2017 NFL season is reaching its climax, and one of the matches with the biggest stake is Seattle Seahawks vs. Dallas Cowboys. Whoever wins this game will cling to the last thread of hope of reaching the playoffs while the loser will say goodbye to the postseason.
The Cowboys have the momentum after three straight wins, plus the return of Ezekiel Elliott caused them to be 4.5 point favorites. The over/under border is set at 47.0 points.
Dallas Cowboys are favorites after winning last three matches which held their playoff hopes alive. Before that, they had three straight defeats managing to score only 22 points in the process. Now, they need two victories from two games against Seahawks and Eagles. Also, they need Lions to lose one, and any of the NFC South teams to drop two games.
Seahawks are in a similar situation. They need to win remaining two duels and also need other results to go their way. To win the NFC West, they need to beat Dallas Cowboys and Arizona Cardinals while LA Rams need to lose against Titans and 49ers. This scenario is highly unlikely, so their hope lies in the effort to win two final duels, and hope that Lions are going to lose one, and Falcons their two last games.
The Seahawks are good at bouncing back after a defeat, but last weeks trashing by the hands of Rams (43-7) was no ordinary defeat. While their QB Russel Wilson is playing great through the entire season with 3,669 yards and 30 touchdowns, he wasn’t his old-self last two rounds. Last week he had only 142 passing yards and 4-3 TD-INT ration. His combined passing numbers in two last matches are 413 yards through the air.
Dallas Cowboys have, on the other hand, found their stride. Three weeks, three matches, three wins. And now they have their star RB back. Elliott, before his suspension, had four 100 yard games. Despite his six-game suspension, he’s still 16th running back in the league, and he’s coming back more motivated than ever. Considering how weak against the rush have Seahawks been in recent weeks he’s in for a monster game. Entire Cowboys offense was working well in recent times averaging 29.3 points per game.
Seattle Seahawks vs. Dallas Cowboys Week 16 Predictions
With all of the things stated above, Cowboys should justify them being favorites here with a win against weakened Seahawks team. Despite this, it will be a hard fought match between two squads still aiming for playoffs. Cowboys WIN 34-27.