GAME PREDICTIONS

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NFL analysts | Bills vs. Seahawks game predictions | Week 9

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Jamal Adams, who's missed the last four games due to injury, and trade acquisition Carlos Dunlap could join a Seahawks defense coming off its best performance. This matchup sets up well for the upswing to continue. Like the other defenses that have slowed down the Bills lately, the Seahawks are happy to play coverage, keep the ball in front of them and wait for Josh Allen to make a mistake. Allen, who has turned the ball over as often as he's notched a TD in the last four weeks, has mixed in too many quick drives with his brilliant playmaking. All Russell Wilson needs at the moment is a few stops, and he can do the rest. Unless you're watching 2019 tape, the Bills' defense doesn't look like the group to stop him.

Seattle Seahawks 30, Buffalo Bills 24

Russell Wilson reminded everyone why he is the front-runner for the league's Most Valuable Player Award in last week's win over San Francisco, but the defensive shortcomings of the Seahawks (6-1) were apparent even in that 10-point victory.

It is with that imbalance between its offense and defense that Seattle travels to Orchard Park, N.Y., to face the Bills (6-2). Such a game this deep into the season would normally create a hostile environment for a visiting team. But with no fans in attendance, and an expected game time temperature of 71 degrees, it is about as neutral a setting as the Seahawks could hope for.

That being said, Buffalo is not nearly as bad offensively as it looked in the last few weeks, and Seattle is very likely to have its hands full. 

Pick: Bills +3

This is another good game this week. This is a long trip for Seattle to face a good Buffalo team. But the Buffalo defense has really struggled the past month. That is good news for Russell Wilson. He will light up the Buffalo secondary. Seattle wins a high-scoring game as Josh Allen also will play well. 

Pick: Seahawks 33, Bills 28

Seattle is a slight road favorite in another show-case home game for the Bills. Russell Wilson is completing 73.9 percent of his passes on the road this season, and he will make enough plays to keep the Seahawks ahead in a fun early shootout.  

Pick: Seahawks 31, Bills 28

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