The Seattle Seahawks are 3-0 for the seventh time in franchise history and second time since 2013, the year Seattle hoisted the Lombardi Trophy for the first time!
Both teams are coming off victories in Week 3. Seahawks-Cowboys was the shootout we all expected it would be, but ultimately, Russell Wilson outshined Dak Prescott with another gritty performance.
En route to a five-touchdown outing and 38-31 conclusion, Wilson carved up the Patriots secondary and set a league record with the most touchdown passes through a team’s first three games with 14 touchdown passes. He found Tyler Lockett for three touchdowns, a career-high for the No. 1 target, and dished out another two scores to DK Metcalf and Jacob Hollister.
After starting the season 0-2, the Dolphins found a way to win behind bearded playmaker Ryan Fitzpatrick. The 37-year-old QB hit on his first 12 passes and was 18 of 20 overall to set Miami's single-game completion percentage record. The Dolphins cruised to a 31-13 victory.
Miami will look to contain the clear MVP frontrunner in Wilson and take advantage of an injury-depleted Seahawks defense on Sunday.
Here’s what you need to know about the Week 4 matchup:
This will be the 13th meeting between the two teams with Miami leading the series, 8-4
The Seahawks are 2-6 all-time against the Dolphins with their last victory in Miami coming in 1996.
- Russell Wilson was a rookie when the Seahawks last visited Miami. Seattle lost 24-21 after the Seahawks, who were leading in the fourth quarter, lost on a last-second field goal.
Seattle won the last meeting, a 12-10 decision in the season opener of the 2016 season.
- Seahawks running backs DeeJay Dallas and Travis Homer, as well as tight end Greg Olsen, all played for the Miami Hurricanes.
- Dolphins running back Myles Gaskin grew up in the Seattle area, attending O’Dea High School and University of Washington for four years.
- Another former UW running back, Salvon Ahmed, is on the Miami practice squad this season.
QUOTABLES: Dolphins coach Brian Flores on facing Russell Wilson:
"They’ve got a good quarterback and they’ve got good players, so they’re going to make a few plays. We just need to try to keep – we’ve got to continue to try to have good communication, have good technique and fundamentals, tackle well, defend the deep part of the field, get a good rush and play well. It’s a good offense. It’s a good team led by Russell Wilson, led by Pete Carroll. It will definitely be a big challenge.”
Flores on the Seahawks offense:
"We’re going to have to do everything at a high level to limit this offense so from a communication standpoint, from a tackling standpoint, from a pass rush standpoint, we have to play very well to keep this offense limited and contained. I think they’re going to make some plays."
MONEY LINE: -- Seahawks: -301 — Dolphins: +235
POINT SPREAD: -- Seahawks: -6.5. (-110) -- Dolphins: +6.5 (-110) -- O/U: 54.5 (-110)
HOW TO WATCH:
When: Sunday, October 4
Where: Hard Rock Stadium | Miami Gardens, Florida
Start time: 10:00 a.m. PT kickoff
TV channel: FOX
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