New England Patriots vs Seattle Seahawks Prediction, 9/20/2020 NFL Pick, Tips and Odds, Week 2
Game: New England Patriots vs Seattle Seahawks
Date: Sunday, September 20, 2020
Location: CenturyLink Field in Seattle, WA
Odds/Point Spread: Seattle -3.5
CenturyLink Field is the venue where Russell Wilson and the Seattle Seahawks will play the New England Patriots on Sunday. The odds on this game have Seattle as 3.5-point favorites. The O/U opens at 44.
The New England Patriots come into this matchup with a record of 1-0 this year. In Week 1 they went up against the Miami Dolphins and won 21-11. Cam Newton went 15/19 with 155 yards passing but wasn't able to get any balls in the endzone via the pass in his Patriots debut. He finished this contest without throwing a pick. Newton led the team in rushing for the game as well. His longest run of the day went for 12 yards and he tallied 2 touchdowns for the contest. He ran for a total of 75 yards on 15 carries which meant he averaged 5.0 yards per carry. Julian Edelman was the leader in receiving yardage with a total of 57 yards on 5 receptions. He earned an average of 11.4 yards per catch for the game. The New England Patriots ran the football 42 times and totaled 217 yards which had them averaging 5.2 yards per carry. In all, they ran 63 plays which added up to 372 yards. In the game, the Patriots earned a total of 29 first downs and they had a total of 3 penalties for 47 yards. On the defensive side of the ball, New England allowed 20 catches on 30 tries for a total of 191 yards, and a completion percentage of 67.0%. In the running game, the Patriots allowed 87 yards on 27 tries which gave them an average of 3.2 yards per rushing attempt allowed. For this contest, they conceded a total of 278 yards and forced 3 takeaways.
Sony Michel has fumbled the ball 3 times in his career and his longest run is 19 yards. He is averaging 62.7 yards per contest and has scored 14 times as a runner. He has carried the ball 466 different times for an average of 4.0 YPC. So far in his career, Michel has laced them up in 30 games and has accumulated 1,880 yds on the ground. Thus far in his career, Edelman has caught 36 receiving touchdowns and has a long reception of 77 yards. His receptions per game and yards per contest average are 4.6 and 49.7 yards. He has earned a total of 6,564 yards and has an average of 10.9 yards/reception. His percentage of caught passes is 66.5% and he got there by grabbing 604 of the 909 throws that went his way. Julian Edelman has stepped onto the gridiron in 132 games in his career.
The Seahawks head into this matchup 1-0 this season. Last week they faced the Atlanta Falcons and ended up getting the victory by a score of 38-25. Russell Wilson paced the team on the ground during the game. His longest run of the day went for 28 yards but he never crossed the endzone by way of the rush. He scurried for 29 yards on 3 carries which meant he was running for 9.7 yards per run. DK Metcalf led the team in receiving yardage by earning 95 yards on 4 receptions. He notched an average of 23.8 yards per catch during the game. Wilson went 31/35 with 322 yards passing and completed 4 TD's. He walked away from this game with no interceptions. The Seattle Seahawks ended up running the ball 20 times and earned a total of 84 yards which had them averaging 4.2 yards per carry. In the game, the Seahawks totaled 22 1st downs and they totaled 6 penalties for 46 yards. Overall, they ran 58 plays for 383 yards. When it comes to their defensive performance, Seattle allowed 37 completions on 54 attempts totaling 434 yards, and a completion percentage of 69.0%. For this contest, they allowed a total of 506 yards and earned 2 takeaways. Against the run, the Seahawks allowed 72 yards on 21 carries which gave them an average of 3.4 yards per rushing attempt allowed.
Chris Carson has coughed up the ball 10 different times in his career and his longest run is 27 yds. He's gaining 76.8 yds per game and has scored 16 different times as a runner. He's carried the ball 580 times for an average of 4.5 yards per attempt. So far in his career, Carson has taken the field in 34 contests and has accumulated 2,610 yards on the ground. Tyler Lockett (27 receiving touchdowns) has an average of 49.1 yards per contest receiving and he averages 3.6 catches per contest in his career. His longest reception of his career went for 74 yards and he's been able to snag 72.1% of the passes thrown to him. He's caught 284 passes thrown his way which averages 13.8 YPC. Lockett has totaled 3,930 yards as a receiver in 80 games throughout his career.
Who will win tonight's Patriots/Seahawks NFL game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Patriots +3.5
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