The biggest mismatch on paper this weekend takes place in Seattle as the defending Super Bowl Champion Seahawks host 8-8-1 Carolina. The Panthers defense looked completely dominating last week in their 27-16 win over Arizona. Seattle, by winning the NFC West, got a bye into this week. The Seahawks finished the season strong winning their last 6 games and covering in all of them with the exception of a push against the 49ers.
Carolina’s defense is not as strong on the road as they are at home. This year on the road, they are allowing 27 points a game, while the Seahawks are only allowing 15 points a game at home. The Seahawks have also not allowed more than 9 points in any of their last 6 games expect for 14 at Philadelphia. In summary, Seattle is just playing out of their minds right now and nobody can beat them at CenturyLink Field right now. I call for an easy Seahawks win.
PICK: Seahawks -10.5