Important Road Game For The Seahawks When They Travel To Chicago Looking To Stay In Playoff Race
The Seattle Seahawks are unbeaten at home where it is near impossible for teams to find success in their CenturyLink Field. However traveling is another story, the Seahawks simply do not travel well posting a 1-5 record on the road this season. They will have to find a way to grab a victory against a tough Chicago Bears (8-3) team who is also extremely tough in their back yard posting a 5-1 record at home so far this season. Because of Chicago’s success in their home town BetDSI Sportsbook has them a small favorite over Seattle.
Seattle couldn’t even find success on the road against the Miami Dolphins who were just 2-2 at home before the Seahawks visited last week. It’s hard to put much blame on the Seattle offense which scored a touchdown in every quarter but the first. The defense certainly let them down allowing 17 fourth quarter points for a Dolphins comeback.
Seahawks rookie QB Russel Wilson had another great game to add to his first season making up a bulk of their offense against Miami going 21/27 for 224 yards and two scores, and also rushing 5 times for 38 yards. The defense just fell apart in the last quarter and besides linebacker Billy Wagner’s 8 tackles and an interception, there was nothing to note about a defense that let up 435 total yards with a ridiculous 189 on the ground.
The Chicago Bears offense was inept two weeks ago when Jay Cutler was missing due to a concussion. Luckily for the Bears he returned after one game to lead a 28-10 thumping on the Minnesota Vikings a week ago. Cutler threw 23 completions on 31 attempts for 188 yards a touchdown an a lone interception. Michael Bush had 60 yards and two touchdowns while Matt forte had 14 carries for 42 yards.
Between the Seattle Seahawks road woes and the ability of the Chicago Bears to dominant at home this is a no brainer. Look for the Bears to cover the spread against the Seahawks with the veteran Chicago defense giving the rookie Russel Wilson problems.
Also Chicago’s offense is definitely clicking with a nice rounded attack, with two runningbacks that could start in the league Matt Forte and Michael Bush who will expose Seattle’s weak run defense.