8* Thursday NFL GB/SEA
Green Bay vs. Seattle,
09/04/2014 20:30 EDT,
Score: 16 - 36
Total: -109/+46 Over
Seattle & Green Bay over 46
After watching the NFL preseason turn into a debacle with constant illegal contact and defensive holding penalties, we're looking to play a lot of overs in the early going. Seattle won the Super Bowl last season by playing a hard hitting, physical brand of football, but the NFL seems poised to not allow that to happen again.
Seattle's defense is used to getting away with a lot of clutching and grabbing, but that's not going to fly this season with the officiating crackdown. Subsequently, the Packers' talented group of wideouts should be able to find some space against the Seahawks defense. Seattle will also be susceptible to the rush in this one, after losing a big run stopper, Red Bryant, in the offseason. The Packers finally have a legitimate rushing threat in Eddie Lacy, and we don't think they'll have any issues scoring into the 20s in this contest.
With that being said, Green Bay's defense is a huge liability and Seattle should be able to move the ball with ease as well. The Packers have been bounced in the playoffs by the 49ers in back-to-back seasons mainly because they couldn't contain Colin Kaepernick. Defensive coordinator Dom Capers seems to have no answer for dual threat quarterbacks and that simply won't change with the lack of quality personnel on defense. Seattle also should be able to move the ball on the ground with Marshawn Lynch, as the Packers are without their stud nose tackle B.J. Raji, who was placed on IR earlier this week.
The over is 8-2 in the packers last 10 road games and 3-1-1 in the last 5 meetings between these two teams.
Take the OVER.
Good Luck, Razor Ray