This Sunday the Hawks will attempt to rebound against the winless Buccaneers. Coming into the game with and 0-7 record, the Bucs aren’t expected to be a challenge for the Hawks. Even though the Hawks struggled last week, they will most likely find tremendous success against a very bad Buccaneers team.
On offense, I predict that the Hawks will have minimal trouble in scoring points. The play of their offensive line was terrible in last week’s game, but against a much weaker Bucs’ defensive line I don’t foresee any problems running or passing the ball. Defensively the Hawks should not have any problems, the Bucs rank 26th in passing yards and 22nd in rushing yards. The inefficiency of the Bucs offense combined with the strength of the Hawks defense should result in a marginal victory.
Unfortunately, the Hawks lost WR Sidney Rice to season ending injury last week. The loss of Rice has worried many Seahawks fans, but the potential return of WR Percy Harvin in coming weeks leaves me optimistic. That being said, I don’t wish to see Harvin in action this week. There is no need to rush his return against a weak team like the Bucs.
Ultimately, the Hawks will find success at home against the Bucs. This week is more about getting healthy and finding an offensive rhythm.