Sunday, October 4, 2020, Hard Rock Stadium, Miami Gardens, Florida, 1 p.m. ET
Seahawks at Dolphins Betting Preview: Seahawks (-6.5/-110), Dolphins (+6.5/-110)
Russell Wilson threw five touchdown passes (three to Tyler Lockett) to lead Seattle (3-0) to a 38-31 victory against the visiting Dallas Cowboys last Sunday. He became the first quarterback in NFL history to throw at least four TD passes in each of the season’s first three games.
It would have been six TD strikes if DK Metcalf hadn’t started his first-quarter celebration too soon, with Dallas rookie Trevon Diggs poking the ball away at the goal line for a touchback. Metcalf made up for the blunder with a game-winning 29-yard TD with 1:47 left.
Chris Carson ran for 64 yards on 14 carries before exiting with a sprained left knee after a questionable play (“malicious” and “intentional” if you ask Seattle linebacker K.J. Wright) by Cowboys defensive tackle Trysten Hill. Carson is questionable for this weekend.
The Seattle defense has been a pushover, ranked 32nd in yards allowed per game (497.3) and 31st in yards per play (6.57).
Ryan Fitzpatrick passed for two touchdowns and rushed for another in last Thursday’s 31-13 primetime win in Jacksonville. It was the first double-digit victory margin for Miami (1-2) in 39 games, ending the longest drought in the NFL.
The 37-year-old Fitzpatrick completed 18 of 20 passes (including one to himself) and threw scoring strikes to Preston Williams and tight end Mike Gesicki. DeVante Parker fought through his ailing hamstring and led the team with 69 yards on five catches.
Jordan Howard punched in a 1-yard touchdown and has now carried 16 times for 12 yards and four scores. Second-year running back Myles Gaskin set career highs in carries (22) and yards (66) and added five receptions.
After surrendering 523 yards in a Week 2 loss to the Bills, the Dolphins limited Jacksonville to 318 yards. The Jags converted just 3 of 13 third and fourth downs and Gardner Minshew II turned it over twice with a fumble and a pick.
Seahawks at Dolphins Betting Pick for Week 4
Six previous Seattle teams have started 3-0 in the franchise’s 45-year history, but the 2013 squad was the only one to make it to 4-0. Until now.
Buffalo’s Josh Allen threw for 415 yards and four TDs against Miami in Week 2. Allen is talented, but Wilson is operating on another level right now and leading the NFL in touchdown percentage (a ridiculous 13.6), yards per attempt (11.3) and quarterback rating (139.0). Wilson also owns an 8-1 record against the AFC East.
Fitzpatrick meanwhile is 0-3 over his long career against the Seahawks, completing just 56.5 percent of his passes with two touchdowns and seven interceptions.
Seahawks at Dolphins Betting Pick:
Seahawks 35, Dolphins 27
Seahawks at Dolphins Best Bet for Week 4
Seattle-Miami games have historically been low-scoring affairs, with neither side scoring more than 24 points in any of the last 11 meetings dating back to 1979.
Forget the past. Wilson is making history right now with a record 14 touchdown passes in the first three weeks. And the Dolphins have scored 28-plus in back-to-back weeks for the first time since 2015.
Seahawks at Dolphins Best Bet: OVER 54 points (-120)