This is the biggest revenge game of the season. A rematch of last year’s NFC Championship. A game in which the Green Bay Packers had a strangle hold on. That is until late in the fourth quarter.
With 5:13 left in the game, the Green Bay Packers were leading by 19-7, Morgan Burnett picked off a Russell Wilson pass — the quarterback’s fourth interception of the day. The Packers were going to Super Bowl XLIX. What could go wrong?
For those of you are living in a hobbit hole, here’s what happened:
This is a new season, the Seahawks have a big question mark if they can get back to the Super Bowl. Similarly the Packers were the heavy Super Bowl 50 favorite during the offseason, that is until Jordy Nelson was knocked out for the year in a non-contact knee injury during the preseason. Anyways enough of that, let’s take a look on how you should bet this NFL week 2 Sunday Night Football tilt.
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How I Am Betting Seattle Vs Green Bay Sunday Night Football Odds
What: Seattle Seahawks (0-1) at Green Bay Packers (1-0)
When: Sunday, Sept. 20th, 2015
Kickoff: 8:30 p.m. ET
Where: Green Bay, WI
Stadium: Lambeau Field
Weather: 69 °F/ Scattered Clouds
Wind: Southwest 6mph
Spread: Packers -3.5
Moneyline: Seahawks +160 vs Packers -185
Game Total: 49
Stream: NBC Sports Live Extra
Listen: Seattle vs Green Bay
The Green Bay Packers handled the Chicago Bears fairly easily in their 31-23 Week 1 NFC North divisional battle to narrowly cover the spread as a -6-point road favorite. The Pack forced Chicago into 1-for-3 futility inside the red zone and got a fine performance from quarterback Aaron Rodgers as the reigning league MVP completed 18 of 23 passes for 189 yards with three touchdowns. Powerful running back Eddie Lacy rushed 19 times for 85 yards and one touchdown while James Jones caught two touchdown passes and Randall Cobb, one.
Jones is back with the Packers after spending his first seven years with the organization. He was released by both, Oakland and the New York Giants in the last 19 months, but was immediately brought in to replace injured starter Jordy Nelson.
"I don’t think it was that out of character," said Rodgers, when asked if he was surprised by Jones’ contributions. "It’s a credit to him, and the way he approaches his job. I had no hesitation (throwing) to him."
Jones "is a great guy (and) a great teammate," Rodgers said. "We were really fortunate that he was available at the end of the cuts."
"It looked like we didn’t miss a beat," Jones said.
Seattle was on the wrong end of a heartbreaking 34-31 overtime loss to NFC West division rival St. Louis in Week 1. The Seahawks were limited to 1-for-4 success in the red zone and saw quarterback Russell Wilson get picked off once and sacked a whopping six times in the loss.
In spite of scoring 18 fourth quarter points, it was a case of too little too late. Wilson completed 32 of 41 pass attempts for 251 yards with one touchdown and one interception while Marshawn Lynch carried the ball 18 times for 73 yards. Unfortunately, the Seahawks couldn’t stop Rams quarterback Nick Foles when it mattered most.
"You have to give the Rams credit," Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll said. "They made some really cool plays in all three phases. Their (defensive) line is one of the best and most athletic in the league."
How You Should Bet This Game:
A surprising 63 percent of the betting public likes Green Bay to cover the spread in this rematch of last season’s NFC Championship, but I’ve got a funny feeling that the Seahawks are going to bring their collective ‘A’ game to deliver a message to Rodgers and the Packers that all roads to Super Bowl 50 will lead through them.
The Seahawks are 11-3 ATS in their last 14 road games against a team with a winning home record and 5-2 ATS in their last seven games following an SU loss. Conversely, the Packers are just 2-8 ATS against a team with a losing record and 1-5 ATS in their last six home games against a team with a losing road record.
55 percent of the betting public likes the Over, but I think this contest is going to come in just Under the 49-point O/U Total even though the majority of this game’s O/U trends suggest otherwise. For this contest, I’m going against the betting public on both fronts.
I am picking the Seahawks plus the points as smart bet to win this game vs the Packers. My final score prediction is Seattle 28, Green Bay 30.