The Seattle Seahawks look for their first three game win streak of the season Sunday as they face the Miami Dolphins at Sun Life Stadium.
The Seahawks wins have come in pairs this season, but they’ve failed to capitalize on their excellent play three times in a row. Coming off a bye week, Seattle had one of their best performances of the season with a 28-7 drubbing of the New York Jets.
Running back Marshawn Lynch had 27 carries for 124 yards and a touchdown, while rookie Russell Wilson was an efficient 12-for-19 for 188 yards and two touchdowns.
The Seattle defense was as dominate as it has been all season, with New York scoring their only touchdown on a fumble return.
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Then there is Miami, who have followed up a three-game win streak with three straight losses, including a 19-14 letdown to the Buffalo Bills last week.
Miami quarterback Ryan Tannehill is still learning the ropes, and went 14-for-28 for 141 yards with one touchdown and two interceptions late in the fourth quarter.
The Dolphins offense didn’t reach the end zone until the fourth quarter, with Tannehill completing a two yard touchdown pass to receiver Davone Bess, but also turning it over on Miami’s last two possessions.
The rookie didn’t have much help from the rush, with the Dolphins only gaining 60 yards on the ground.
Miami will have trouble improving its running game against the Seahawks, who are 11 th in the NFL against the run.
The game begins at 1 p.m. EDT and will be shown by FOX, or watch a live stream online by purchasing NFL Sunday Ticket Max.
Betting Odds: Seattle is favored by 3 points
Over/Under: 37.5 points
Prediction: The Seahawks and Lynch will run over Miami, and assuming Wilson has no turnovers, Seattle will win with a big second half.
Predicted Score: Seattle, Miami