Seahawks vs Panthers Prediction NFL Picks Today 9/24

Seahawks vs Panthers Prediction NFL Picks Today 9/24

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Carolina Panthers vs. Seattle Seahawks - NFL Predictions

Introduction

Get ready for another thrilling NFL showdown as the Carolina Panthers take on the Seattle Seahawks. With both teams looking to make their mark this season, this game promises excitement and suspense. Let's dive into the analysis and predictions for this matchup.

 

Team Analysis

Carolina Panthers

The Carolina Panthers, currently 0-2, are eager to secure their first win of the season. Despite a tough start, they remain determined under the leadership of head coach Frank Reich. However, injuries have taken a toll on the team, particularly the absence of starting quarterback Bryce Young due to an ankle injury.

Andy Dalton's Role

Veteran quarterback Andy Dalton will step in to lead the Panthers in Young's absence. Dalton has a history of success against the Seahawks, boasting a 3-1 record in previous starts, including a win last season. His experience and leadership will be crucial for Carolina's offense.

Despite the challenges, the Panthers aim to regroup and make a statement against the Seahawks.

 

Seattle Seahawks

The Seattle Seahawks enter this matchup with a 1-1 record, coming off an impressive overtime win against the Detroit Lions. Quarterback Geno Smith rebounded strongly in Week 2, throwing for 328 yards and two touchdowns, showcasing the team's offensive potential.

Key Factors

Seattle's defense will need to step up to contain Carolina's offensive efforts. Notably, the absence of Carolina's defensive leader, Shaq Thompson, creates opportunities for the Seahawks to exploit.

Playing at Lumen Field provides the Seahawks with a home advantage, and they aim to capitalize on it.

 

Prediction

The Seattle Seahawks enter this matchup as the favorites, and several factors favor their chances:

  • Geno Smith's improved performance in Week 2 suggests a more potent Seahawks offense.
  • The absence of Shaq Thompson on the Panthers' defense could create vulnerabilities.
  • Seattle's home crowd at Lumen Field provides strong support.

Considering these factors and the fact that Andy Dalton will start for the Panthers, the Seahawks are expected to win and cover the -4.5 points spread. Look for Seattle to continue their upward trajectory and secure a victory in this matchup.

 

Pick: Seahawks -5.5

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