On to NFL week 2, specifically Patriots Seahawks Week 2 NFL picks. Cam Newton will be trying to lead his new teammates to their first road win of the season when they face the Seattle Seahawks on Sunday Night Football. The game will be played at CenturyLink Field and is scheduled to begin at 8:20 PM. ET.
The Patriots took care of the Dolphins in their last game, which they were expected to do. Now, they will face their first real test of the season when they play the Seahawks on Sunday.
New England did a great job running the ball against Miami, finishing with 217 yards and three touchdowns. Newton accounted for 75 yards and two touchdowns in the win. Even though head coach Bill Belichick would love to stick to the ground game, expect the Patriots to throw more in this game because the Seahawks struggled against the pass in their last game.
Defensively, the Patriots kept Ryan Fitzpatrick in check, and picked him off three times. They won’t be as lucky against Russell Wilson, who doesn’t turn the ball over a lot. They will need to keep Wilson in the pocket and send pass rushers at him if they want to get the win.
Betting Odds for Patriots Seahawks Week 2
The Seahawks looked great offensively in their last game, finishing with 38 points on the road. Russell Wilson was brilliant, finishing with 322 yards and four touchdowns, while adding another 29 yards on the ground.
They managed only 84 yards on the ground and will need more balance to keep the Patriots defense honest.
Defensively, the Seahawks struggled against the pass, giving up 450 yards to Matt Ryan. Even though Newton threw for only 155 yards in their last game, he is still a very dangerous passer and the Seahawks secondary will have to play better than they did in their last game of they want to get the win.
The Seahawks are favored to win this game by four points. The over/under on total points scored is 45.
Seattle’s defense wasn’t impressive in their last game, and it will be a problem for them in this game because the Patriots are well rounded offensively and can beat them throwing or running the ball. Russell Wilson will keep the Seahawks in this game, but the Patriots will get the win. Take the +4 and under in this game.