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What they're saying: Bills-Seahawks game predictions


By Elliot Harrison

Seahawks 13, Bills 10

Don't like the Bills' chances. It's a long road trip. Buffalo managed well when they journeyed to Los Angeles to play the Rams. LeSean McCoy was a freaking machine that day. He's been nursing a bad hammy and, frankly, I wouldn't mind seeing the Bills sitting him this game. Playing Seattle is physically challenging for any running back, but more importantly, Buffalo needs Shady for the back stretch when the schedule offers opportunity. The Bills boast a fantastic turnover differential (plus-eight), yet Russell Wilson has thrown only two picks in 241 attempts. #BUFvsSEA

By Michael David Smith and Mike Florio

Bills at Seahawks

MDS's take: It's never easy to play in Seattle in prime time, and I expect the Bills' offense to get ground to a halt by the Seahawks' defense.

MDS's pick: Seahawks 20, Bills 9.

Florio's take: Until they give Russell Wilson a couple of weeks off, he'll continue to play like a shadow of his recently-former self.

Florio's pick: Bills 16, Seahawks 13.

By Chris Simms

When: Monday, Nov. 7, at 8:30 p.m. ET (ESPN)

I've been critical of Seattle's style of defense in weeks past.

It could win the Seahawks a game in Week 9, though. All eyes face the quarterback in a zone defense; Tyrod Taylor won't catch anyone by surprise when he tucks and runs with it.

There goes Buffalo's entire running attack. LeSean McCoy is still nursing a bum hamstring; he probably won't be available to help shoulder the load against this Seahawks defense. That'd be a huge loss.

Russell Wilson can hit one or two throws and seal this up. He'll have plenty of tape to go off from last weekend's big-play fest against New England.

Prediction: Seahawks 16, Bills 13

By Pete Prisco

Seahawks 23, Bills 14

The Bills have lost two straight, while the Seahawks have a tie and a loss the past two weeks. But the Seahawks were on the road for both. Now they get back home and get back on track. The Bills have issues. Seattle wins it.

By David Steele

Buffalo Bills (4-4) at Seattle Seahawks (4-2-1)

Monday, 8:30 p.m., ESPN

Everybody in the AFC East is fighting for second place, and the Bills lately have ceded ground to teams they should be pulling away from. Facing the Seahawks defense won't help, especially if LeSean McCoy is still hurting. Russell Wilson was inches away from pulling off a comeback win in New Orleans last week, despite being incredibly banged up. The Seahawks are getting away with having no serious running game. Expect that to continue. Seahawks, 26-18

By Peter Schrager

Josh Norman and Cam Newton weren't the only players unhappy with the officiating last weekend. "The calls -- or the lack thereof -- were pretty egregious," Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman said on Monday. "It's just tough with the penalties. It's tough when you play a team that's averaging seven, eight penalties a game, and they get called for one [actually two] -- an obvious false start in the fourth quarter, which the refs really didn't want to call in the first place." Coming off that loss to New Orleans, the 12's will have that stadium rocking in what ends up becoming Percy Harvin's return to Seattle. The Bills defense — for the second straight year — has just too many problems. It's inexcusable to give up a deep bomb on third-and-13, as they did last week to Tom Brady. Stuff like that happens every week. The stadium noise in Seattle won't help their cause. 

The pick: Seahawks 27, Bills 13


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