10/09/2012 : New England Patriots vs. Seattle Seahawks

What may look like an easy bet on paper may be more complicated in real life. Although the Patriots should have this game in the bag, do not count out the Seahawks. Sports betting can be tricky but picking the Patriots could be a safe choice.

The Patriots struggled for the first half of the season, but they may be finally finding their rhythm after two great games against Buffalo and Denver. They are averaging over 274 passing yards and 165 rushing yards, significantly more than the Seahawks. Tom Brady has finally found a rusher in Stevan Ridley and Wes Welker has been leading the wide receivers as he should. However, it is the Patriots defense, or lack thereof, that could make this game closer than initially thought.

The Patriots defense will have to stop one of the best backs in the league, Marshawn Lynch. They will also try and contain Sidney rice, which should be a little easier as Rice only has 199 yards for one touchdown this season. Lynch will be a menace for the Patriots as he has already tallied up 508 yards for two touch downs.

This game could go two ways, be a blowout for the Pats, or look for an upset. However, keep in mind it is very hard to win in Gillette Stadium if you are not the Patriots.

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