Defensive end Michael Bennett and the Seattle Seahawks will travel across the country to take on the Atlanta Falcons for the divisional playoffs.
This matchup pits one of the league’s toughest defenses against the highest-scoring offense of the regular season. When Bennett was asked if he likes playing the best offense, his answer was priceless.
“I prefer to play a terrible team because it makes the game a lot easier,” he said honestly, per Sheil Kapadia of ESPN.”
Bennett’s answer was about as blunt as could be. It is also quite logical. Why wouldn’t Bennett want to face one of the NFL’s poorer offenses when it comes to advancing in the playoffs? It is just too bad the the two can’t go hand in hand. Some of the NFC’s bad offenses consisted of the San Francisco 49ers, Los Angeles Rams and Chicago Bears last season. Those teams were not even close to making a postseason visit.
Unfortunately, Bennett and his team are facing a Falcons offense that averaged 33.8 points per game in 2016. This should make for an electric matchup when the Seahawks head to the Georgia Dome to take on Matt Ryan and the Falcons.