NFL Week 8 Odds: Raiders Favored To Beat The Seahawks

October 29, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

What a difference a year can make. Seattle finished third in the NFC West with a 5-11 record a season ago. It is currently sitting on top of the division with a 4-2 mark in 2010.
This was supposed to be a rebuilding year under new head coach Pete Carroll, but the Seahawks are off to their best start since 2006.
They took over sole possession of first place in the NFC West with a 22-10 win over two-time defending division champ Arizona last Sunday.  But defeating an Oakland Raiders team coming off a huge 59-14 blowout win at Denver will be no easy task. In fact, NFL oddsmakers have given Oakland the nod, listing the Raiders as a 2.5-point favorite with the total set at 42.5.
If Seattle is going to defeat an Oakland squad capable of putting up some big offensive numbers, it must improve in the red zone. The Seahawks only managed one touchdown, and had to settle for five field goals, in last week’s win. Seattle is tied for 24th in red-zone effici...

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