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[NFL] Week 1: Preview Seattle Seahawks vs Cincinnati Bengals

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Published on Sep 08, 2019

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After seven months of pure boredom, you will go back to screaming on the couches, to cook Hot Dog and to open Beer. For the first game seasonal the Bengals will fly from the Jungle of Cincinnati to Seattle for a tough game in the home of the twelfth man, par excellence, the Seahawks.

Seahawks and Bengals did not meet by 2015, when the field goal at the end lasted the game to overtime and an additional FG deviated from the pole did end the game 27-24 for the cats.

Three days away. #CINvsSEA pic.twitter.com/rEKCaI0ven

— Seattle Seahawks (@Seahawks) September 6, 2019

When: Sunday, September 8, 2019

Time: 22:05

Where: CenturyLink Field (Seattle)

Unless Zac Taylor, coach of the Bengals, do not have some ace in the sleeve, it is difficult to imagine that Cincinnati obtain the best against the team of Pete Carroll in Seattle. Regarding the players, the gap of talent between these two teams is not great but the strength of a public that waits for the Football in the house for months, is indescribable.
The Seahawks were the first team to turn the ball on the rides at a pace that is higher than the one of the launches, basing the offense to hammer repeatedly the defense with runs before building your in-game actions designed via the air.
Only four quarterbacks had a funnel aerial media that is deeper than Russell Wilson (and two of those four quarterback played for the Buccaneers, the other two were Josh Allen and Sam Darnold). Especially against a defense like the Bengals (last in yards conceded per game and 29th in rushing yards allowed per game), Russell Wilson will have a serious advantage with his style of running quarterback.

The reverse side of the coin, the Seahawks have finished the championship as the fifth in the TD on the pass and sixth in yards per pass attempt but 27th in total yards (3,093). In the meantime, Cincinnati has allowed approximately 4.9 yards per run, and given how the Seahawks have been strong last year, even in the matchup difficult, there is no reason to expect to do more that lean to the game on the race on Sunday evening (if you have Carson at the fantasy schieralo).
If we think of the Seahawks and think about the aerial game, this year we focus our attention on Russ and Tyler Lockett. For a brief moment there is frozen blood, knowing that perhaps the receiver #2 would have been one of Malik Turner, John Ursua, or Gary Jennings Jr, but come the good news is that D. K. Metcalf will be in the field for the first day of the championship. Behind them, after being cut and then resumed, Jaron Brown. With Metcalf listed as the starter in the Depth Chart of the Seahawks, we expect that Tyler Lockett and Metcalf are the first two goals for the steps of Russell Wilson. Stand up big polveroni and expectations on Metcalf in all the training camp and now the choice of the second round has the possibility of giving a strong impression.

In the case I had been absent for the last month, the pass rush of Seattle has been completely revamped. After the team failed to reach a long-term agreement with Frank Clark, the organization has traded with Kansas City. Seattle then proceeded to the signature of Ezekiel Ansah, Jadeveon Clowney, L. J. Collier in the draft. Ansah, who was recovering from surgery, should be available for Week 1.
The D-Line of Seattle seems to be drastically different now compared to a year ago. With Jarran Reed suspended, the entire front-four is totally new. Of the four, only Poona Ford was on the roster in Seattle last season, but has not touched the field until the last day of the season. In the Woods, in Indianapolis last year, will play at the side of the Ford until Reed he will not return in week 7.
Clowney is the big surprise for Seattle. With Ansah after returning from an injury, Clowney is viewed as the substitute of the team for Clark. In the last two seasons, Clowney has racked up 18.5 sacks and wants to raise his expectations to make sure a huge contract the next season. Ansah will play but do not know how. In seven games last season, it seemed halfhearted and totally different from his former self. However, even in 2016, has faced an accident and the next year, he recorded 12 sacks. If you could have a return similar this year, it would be huge for Seattle. The most recent significant addition is Collier. Carroll has tried to involve the choices of the first round during his seasons, inserting many how to start. However, we have seen how that approach has worked with Penny last season and it is not clear if we'll see Matt training in the place of a veteran like Ansah.

In regards to the Bengals: if the line the offensive was already one of the poorest in the league, and the further loss of Jonah Williams has done nothing other that worsen the situation, coach Taylor will have to do without for the entire season of the eleventh overall pick. Also Cordy Glenn, a few days after the game, is “questionable” and it would be a really bad blow for the running game of the Bengals in the preseason we knew that Mixon would have had to work more than necessary to bring home the important points, but if the premises are these, the risk of go from the frying pan into the fire will be very high.
With these assumptions, we expect a higher concentration in the games offensive of Cincinnati on the patterns of casting, patterns that Mixon plays well also thanks to his physicality, but let's not forget that the running back school Sooners was one of the best in the past season and in the guise of the receiver will be forced to limit the damage.
The place of “first target” that belonged to the injured A. J. Green is taken from Tyler Boyd, also because the competition is reduced to a minimum: you can bet on the ninth overall pick in the draft in 2017, John Ross, even if it is still lined up with the hope that the promises to him are kept; to finish off the board to focus on Willis, who selected this summer as a free agent, can be motivated most of the comrades of the department, to overturn the hierarchies.

After a surprising season 10-6 in which they were eliminated in the Wild Card, there are high expectations for Pete Carroll and his team. The Bengals are a good opponent against which to start a new season because they finished the year with a miserable 6-10 and have just changed a good part of the Staff. Cincinnati only has some talented players and not promises that things will improve significantly until the end of this season. The Seahawks should take maximum advantage of it.

With the collaboration of Massimiliano Poli

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