|Written by Michael|
Bet on the NFL Week 15 of the 2010 NFL season features the Seattle Seahawks hosting the Atlanta Falcons. NFL betting records the Seahawks as second in the NFC West, at (6-7-0), while the Falcons are tearing it up in the NFC South in first place at (11-2-0). The Atlanta Falcons travel to the great Northwest in a key game against the Seattle Seahawks December 19th. The 12th man of the Seattle Seahawks should loom large in this game. Seattle has the loudest stadium in the NFL and Qwest Field will be rocking for this game.
The Atlanta Falcons defense has been steady all season long and they have been a major reason for the amazing record of the Atlanta Falcons. John Abraham leads this Atlanta Falcons defense that has shut down Drew Brees and Aaron Rodgers to name a few elite quarterbacks shut down by this defense. They are giving up over 250 yards per game but they are holding teams down in the red zone.
The Seattle Seahawks offense has been average at best this season. Matt Hasselbeck has had an off year this season and it could be the fact he has not had a consistent number one wide receiver. The running game has also been a hit or miss affair this season. Marshawn Lynch had one big rushing game this season but the Seattle Seahawks have averaged only 79 yards per game on the ground. The Atlanta Falcons defense has the edge over the Seattle Seahawks offense.
The Sportsbook lists the Falcons as the 6.5 point road favorites this weekend with the total over under at 45.
The Seattle Seahawks defense has been getting hammered over the top all season. They are giving up 280 yards per game to opposing NFL quarterbacks this season. The Seattle Seahawks defense is also giving up over 120 yards on the ground. The problem for Seattle will be a balanced attack of Matt Ryan and Michael Turner in this game. The crowd noise could help the Seattle Seahawks defense in this game and they do play better at home.
Matt Ryan and his high flying Atlanta Falcons offense head into Qwest Field looking to advance to a number one seed in the NFL Playoffs. Ryan has been best when coming from behind this season but in this environment he will have to make sure he and his Atlanta Falcons offense is ahead going into the fourth quarter.