Week One Prediction: Seattle Seahawks Take Buffalo Bills 20-17
This is a weird game for the 'Hawks to start their year off with. They get to go all the way across the country and lose three hours.
I'm still not at all convinced with this Bills team; a team that I picked to go 7-9 in a somewhat weak division. Is Trent Edwards really that good? I guess we'll find out a little bit more about him this weekend, when he'll face one of the league's best defenses.
A big X-factor for Buffalo will be Marshawn Lynch (going with the obvious). Lynch had a pretty big rookie year, and there's been a lot of fantasy buzz about him. Edwards and Lynch both may get into some trouble with a stingy D from the Emerald City.
As for the Seahawks, big questions surround the wideout position. With both Bobby Engram and Deion Branch injured (as well as D.J. Hackett leaving for Carolina in the offseason), it will be interesting to see if Nate Burleson can step up as the No. 1 for a while.
His supporting cast includes young guys like Courtney Taylor and Jordan Kent, both of whom will have their work cut out for them. Matt Hasselbeck claims that he is healthy and ready to go for Week One. Hopefully, injuries become less of an issue for Seattle's QB this season.
If he's healthy, then Seattle's offense is healthy, which could translate to a "W" in Week One for the Seahawks. However, the Hawks are historically terrible on the East Coast. Call me a homer, call me old fashioned, but just call the Seahawks the winner in this one, 20-17.
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