Here in Indianapolis, where there are thunderstorm warnings as I type this.
Good thing, then, that the game will be played indoors tomorrow, so no need to worry about the weather.
What there is need to worry about for the Seahawks are the injuries on the offensive line — the move today to waive Stephen Williams instead of either of the two recently-acquired offensive linemen, particularly center Jason Spitz — seems to foreshadow that Max Unger won’t be able to play tomorrow. Zach Miller also seems unlikely, given the precedent of similar situations.
Hardly needs stating that won’t make it easy for the Seattle offense to move the ball against an improving Indy defense.
Defensively, the Seahawks will be at just about full strength, with Bruce Irvin back.
This looks like a game where the Seahawks may really need to lean on their defense.
Given that, I’m beginning to second-guess t a little bit the prediction I made earlier in the week of Seattle 24-20. Not that I regret picking the Seahawks, just that I think this could be a lower-scoring game, the ore I look at it.
But I made that pick and I’ll stick with it.
I think this could be a similar game to last week at Houston, in terms of its flow — it wouldn’t be a surprise to see Indy come out fast and the Seahawks again need to rally in the second half.
And once again, I think the Seahawks will be able to get it done.
Seattle has won nine in a row, and as Russell Wilson said after the Texans’ game, the Seahawks seem to have a knack for finding a way to win.
Maybe it’ll be a big special teams play this time, given that Andrew Luck figures not to make a mistake like Matt Schaub did last week.
But ultimately, I see the Seahawks winning something of a slugfest and returning home 5-0.
Now you tell me what you think.