The Week 2 edition of Sunday Night Football should definitely be filled with intrigue. It will be the first time since the Brady-Belichick era ended that the Pats will feature in primetime, only this time with Cam Newton under centre.
Their opponents will be the Seattle Seahawks, led by the dominating Russell Wilson. The Seahawks’ attack looked to be in fine form last week against Atlanta, as he didn’t throw an incompletion in the first 26 minutes. This week vs. the Pats though should prove to be a little more difficult.
For the Patriots, they seemed to be an improved version with added pace at the QB position. Cam Newton looked reinvigorated working for a new team and new head coach. They confidently rolled the Dolphins, and though many seemed to already write off the Pats, they sent a message last week that New England still remains a team to beat.
With two elite-level dual-threat quarterbacks at the helm for both of these teams, it should make for an exciting outing – especially on offense. There’s a ton of intrigue surrounding both of these franchises at the moment, and Sunday Night Football should provide fans and bettors with a ton of quality entertainment. For more insight and betting news, continue to read on beneath the posted odds for this big-time showdown between the Patriots and Seahawks.
Patriots vs. Seahawks Betting Odds:
New England Patriots +4 (-105)
Seattle Seahawks +4 (-115)
Over 45 (-110)
Under 45 (-110)
*Betting odds provided by BetOnline.ag
Patriots vs. Seahawks Pick:
The Seahawks have talked a big game all season long about letting Russell Wilson “cook” and in Week 1, that certainly seemed to be the case. The Seattle offense looked dynamic against Atlanta, though this week vs. New England will present much more of a challenge.
For starters, New England boasts a very solid secondary. With J.C. Jackson and Stephon Gilmore, that duo could definitely limit the effectiveness of Wilson downfield. Tyler Lockett and D.K. Metcalf are already elite receivers, but the secondary the Pats have can be a nuisance on Sunday night. On the defensive line, New England also boasts a very solid pass rush and will challenge Russell Wilson in the pocket.
The New England defense is likely the best unit in this game, and should be able to limit Russell Wilson and the Seahawks when they’ve got the ball. Cam Newton looked better than expected last week, and as he gets more reps in this new offense, the Patriots’ attack should soar to new heights. Bill Belichick is also a way better coach than Pete Caroll, and in a tight game that could be the difference. Expect New England to keep things close on Sunday Night Football.