5 bold predictions for Seahawks vs. Falcons in Week 1 of the 2020 NFL season

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Seahawks Win Slightly in High-Scoring Outing

Remember those questionable defenses? Well, they’re going to get exposed on Sunday. The Seahawks might have two First-Team All-Pros on that side of the ball, but that hardly covers the holes everywhere else. Meanwhile, the Falcons are only a few injuries away from being fangless as well.

When these teams squared off in Week 8 last year, the Seahawks pulled away with a 27-20 victory. However, Ryan didn’t play that week. Instead, Matt Schaub led Atlanta’s offense with 460 passing yards and a touchdown.

Since then, Seattle notably added Adams, Quandre Diggs, and Quinton Dunbar, but questions persist at the linebacker level and along the defensive line.

With Ryan returning, the Falcons should perform better than they did last year. Gurley’s arrival could breathe some life into Atlanta’s weak running game. Devonta Freeman only ran for 39 yards on 13 carries the last time these two teams met.

Week 1 should serve as a good measuring stick for what fans can expect from these teams throughout 2020.