Sunday, December 13, 2020, Lumen Field, Seattle, Washington, 4:05 p.m. ET
Jets at Seahawks Betting Preview: Jets (+13.5/-110), Seahawks (-13.5/-110)
New York Jets
The Jets (0-12) are four losses away from joining the 2008 Cleveland Browns and 2017 Detroit Lions as the NFL’s only 0-16 teams. They’ve tied a franchise record with 12 straight losses, set in 1995-96 under coach Rich Kotite.
Last Sunday’s 31-28 loss to the Las Vegas Raiders was the most painful, allowing a 46-yard TD pass with five seconds left. It was a defeat that cost defensive coordinator Gregg Williams his job.
Sam Darnold threw his first two touchdown passes since Week 3 and Ty Johnson took over after veteran Frank Gore suffered a concussion and rushed for a career-high 104 yards and a touchdown on 22 carries.
The Seahawks (8-4) were supposed to be in the soft portion of their schedule, but dropped a 17-12 decision to the New York Giants last Sunday, their first home loss of the season. That dropped them into a tie with the Los Angeles Rams for first place in the NFC West.
Seattle’s defense is no longer the worst in the league, but the offense has struggled over the past month, failing to gain more than 350 total yards in the past four games. Quarterback Russell Wilson was under constant pressure last week, hit 10 times and sacked five — with four of those four for losses of eight yards or more. Wilson was 27 of 43 with a touchdown, an interception and a lost fumble.
Starting right tackle Brandon Shell could return after missing the past two games with an ankle sprain, which would help protect Wilson.
Jets at Seahawks Betting Pick for Week 14
This game should’ve been about Seahawks safety Jamal Adams facing his old team in the Jets, but Seattle’s upset loss last weekend and the way New York blew its late lead has altered the narrative. Adams leads all NFL defensive backs with 7.5 sacks and should get reacquainted with Darnold.
Seattle tends to play to the level of its opponents, as only two of its victories have been by more than eight points. The Seahawks are 6-6 against the spread this season, while the Jets are 4-8.
Jets at Seahawks Betting Pick:
Seahawks 24, Jets 16
Jets at Seahawks Best Bet for Week 14
The Seahawks’ much-maligned defense has allowed just 17 points in each of the past two games, while their offense has reached 27 points only once during their past four games after doing so in each of their first eight games of the season. The Jets are averaging a league-low 15.0 points per game.
Jets at Seahawks Best Bet: UNDER 46.5 total points