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Chris Mottram: Seahawks, 27-17
The two teams share some similarities in the way they run their offenses, and both share a lot of similarities statistically — extremely effective running and use the pass to keep things honest, all while scoring 25-plus points per game. There are two key differences that favor Seattle though.
1) Their defense is superior. Football Outsiders ranks them fourth in the NFL in DVOA, while the Skins are down at 17 (granted, their Weighted DVOA, which takes into account how they’re currently playing, has the two seventh and and 13th, respectively). Seattle i...