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Seahawks Bears Betting Tips – Seahawks Seek NFC Road Win Against The Bears

Posted by Tony Bryant on 11/26/2012 5:38:02 PM

The Seattle Seahawks are reeling after letting a winnable game get away against the Miami Dolphins. They sorely need to bounce back this week against the Chicago Bears.

Seattle Seahawks @ Chicago Bears – Sunday, December 2    
Betting line: Bears -4

Why Seattle Will Win

The NFL betting calculus in this contest could easily be upended by the Seahawks. Here's why Seattle could win: In a battle of one good defense against another, the fresh legs of the Seahawks could win out. Both Seattle and Chicago have formidable defenses, but Seattle's is young and full of energy. The Seahawks do still make some mistakes, as shown in the fourth quarter against Miami, but they are usually able to play well enough to make up for their shortcomings against most of the teams they have faced so far this season. Seattle's two worst games on defense this season have come against Detroit and Miami, but in most of the Seahawks' other losses, it's been the offense which has faltered. The bottom line is that if this defense holds up, the Seahawks will prove to be a tough challenge for the Bears' offense.

On the other side of the ball, Seattle quarterback Russell Wilson has continued to improve every week, and will no doubt bring a better self to this matchup as well. Especially if the offensive line can play halfway-decent ball against the Bears – avoiding false-start penalties and other mistakes – the Seahawks should be able to give Wilson time to make plays when he needs to. The last thing to stress here is that this team really needs to get some high-quality road wins to show that it is a real contender. Their coach, Pete Carroll, will emphasize this for sure in the locker room.

Why Chicago Will Win

When football betting pundits decide to weigh in on this game, they will pick the Bears for the following reasons: The return of Jay Cutler is going to be very important for this team, and if he can return to the high-level brand of quarterbacking he had displayed before he sustained the concussion that put him on the sidelines, the Bears should flourish. Given that this will be his second week back from injury, and given that he played well against the Minnesota Vikings this past Sunday, Cutler is likely to play like he has something to prove so that his team can re-establish the momentum it had before he got hurt.

On the other side of the ball, the Bears' defense speaks for itself loud and clear. All of the pick-six plays and the proven ability to stop the run game by Brian Urlacher and company can and will make it hard for anybody to score against the Bears, especially at home in Chicago.   

Who Will Win

Since Cutler is back and playing at full capacity, the Bears are like playing against a steamroller and can crush anybody that's in front of them. The Seahawks needed Cutler to be out of this game. He won't be. Take Chicago.

NFL Football Betting Pick: Chicago


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