San Diego Chargers at Seattle Seahawks - 8/15/14
San Diego Chargers (1-0) at Seattle Seahawks (0-1)
NFL Football: Friday, August 15, 2014 at 10:00 pm (CenturyLink Field)
The Line: Seattle Seahawks -6 -- Over/Under: 36 See the Latest Odds
TV: NFL HD
The Chargers head to Seattle on Friday to face off against the Seattle Seahawks
The Seattle Seahawks suffered a beatdown at the hands of the Broncos in their first outing, giving the Broncos revenge for their Super Bowl blowout loss. Ok not really… Seattle was defeated by the Broncos 21-16 in Denver last week. The Seahawks saw little action from their starters on the night, as Wilson was 4/6 for 37 yards and Lynch didn’t play. Jackson and Pryor saw the rest of the action under center for Seattle, and desire looking decent at times, it is clear that Jackson holds the number two spot over Pryor. The Seattle defense should be among the best in the NFL again this season, but the number two’s did suffer a bit against this Bronco offense. Manning was his usual self, and Osweiller is playing well in the backup role, and it appears, at least in the preseason that Elway’s confidence in him is justified.
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The San Diego Chergers earned a win in their first preseason game, defeating the Dallas Cowboys 27-7. The Chargers had starter Phillip Rivers out there briefly, and Rivers was solid, completing 4/4 on the night for 61 yards. Backing up Rivers were Sorenson and Clemens, both of which looked solid against the Dallas D. The Chargers really worked on their ground game here, rushing a tottla of 42 times on the night, for a combined average of 3.6 yards per carry. The Charger offense looked great in their first outing, but the Dallas defense appears to be as bad as advertised…and Seattle is kinda better. This will be a nice test for the Charger backups, as I don’t think we’ll see much of the number one’s for Seattle here in Seattle.
Seattle is clearly the better team here, but this is the preseason. That being the case, getting six points is hard to pass up with the Chargers. If you wanna get serious with things, you could consider teasing the Chargers up to +7.5, if you don’t mind paying a bit extra.