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Seahawks vs. Chargers Week 2 Point Spread Lines

Seattle Seahawks vs. San Diego Chargers Preview – 2014 NFL Week 2

Start Time: Sunday, September 14th 2014 at 4:05pm ET
Location: Qualcomm Stadium in San Diego, California
Network: FOX

The Seattle Seahawks 1-0 (1-0 ATS) took care of business against GB (36-16) on TNF to open up their season. The San Diego Chargers 0-1 (1-0 ATS) were up 17-6 heading into the final quarter against Arizona, but they ended up losing the game by one point (18-17).

Seahawks vs. Chargers Betting Odds

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This game hasn’t been too widely bet on yet, but over 90% of the action has been on Seattle to cover ATS on the road. Giving up 5.5 points on the road is tough even for the SB champions. Over 75% of the action is on the under to hit in this game as well.

Three Reasons Why You Shouldn’t Over Think This Game

I’ve read some chatter online about this game and see a lot of bettors like the Chargers at home. After watching both teams play in the opening week I just don’t see it and I’m often a contrarian when it comes to betting on the NFL.

The Legion of Boom started off where they left out, as they held Aaron Rodgers and the Packers offense to 175 passing yards and 80 rushing yards. Seattle’s defense also intercepted Rodgers once and sacked him three times for a loss of 14 yards.

One problem with Phillip Rivers is that he makes mistakes when he’s under pressure like the fumbled snap near the end of the MNF game against Arizona. Nick Harvick was put on the IR this week, which makes the Chargers o-line even weaker than it was.

Lynch had 20 carries for 110 rushing yards and 2 TD’s against the Packers. I told you last week that Lynch is going to be a workhorse again this season as long as he can stay healthy. Lynch averaged 5.5 YPC and often bounces off 1-2 tacklers every carry.

San Diego allowed the Cardinals to run the football for 109 yards on 26 carries (4.2 YPC). Seattle’s o-line will be able to dominate at the line of scrimmage and Lynch will have another 100+ yards on the ground. He’ll help control the tempo of the game.

Seattle went 6-2 on the road last season. Their road schedule wasn’t that difficult, but they did have wins against the Panthers, Rams and Falcons. Seattle is 4-0 ATS in their last four road games and SD is 1-8 ATS at home against a team with a winning away record.

SEA vs. SD Most Important Positional Battle

Pete Carroll did a great job of incorporating Percy Harvin into the offense. Harvin led the team with 7 receptions for 59 yards and he also added 41 rushing yards on 4 carries. Harvin is also returning kick-offs and picked up 60 yards on 3 returns against GB.

Keenan Allen is expected to be the #1 WR on SD, but he didn’t play that way in week 1. While not entirely his fault, Allen was only able to haul in 5 receptions on 9 targets for 37 yards. I really see Harvin having a big game while Allen struggles again.

Seahawks vs. Chargers Prediction

  • Russell Wilson isn’t going to put up fantasy relevant numbers in most games, but he can control the tempo. Wilson also makes a lot of smart decisions and has a high football IQ. Last week he completed 19 of 28 passes for 191 yards and 2 TD’s.

    I also don’t trust Rivers, especially in pressure moments. He has the tendency to allow mistakes to get to him and it takes his focus off of what he needs to do. Ryan Matthews also had a rough time in week 1 and it won’t get easier against the SEA front seven.

    SD usually plays tough defense at Qualcomm, but Lynch wears down offenses and when they focus on him Wilson uses the play action to hit his WR’s downfield. Seattle looked great in week 1 and I won’t fade them until they give me a reason to.

    ScottThis article was written by Scott

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