September 26th the San Diego Chargers will face Pete Carroll’s new look Seattle Seahawks. The good news for the San Diego Chargers is this is the last NFL game they will play in September. The San Diego Chargers record for futility in September has now become legendary under the guidance of Norv Turner.
The best thing that could happen to the San Diego Chargers was a home game against the Jacksonville Jaguars. Philip Rivers went off against a decent Jacksonville Jaguars defense and took away Vincent Jackson’s bargaining power by involving the entire offense.
Passing Attack of Seattle Seahawks & San Diego Chargers Will Be Key Aspect of Game
A home dog in a loud stadium. This scenario looks much like the opening week when Phillip Rivers struggled against the Kansas City Chiefs and lost. Throw is some rain and it could be another long day for Phillip Rivers and company as the San Diego Chargers travel to the home of the Seattle Seahawks. Rivers was easily frustrated in his game against the Kansas City Chiefs and the Seattle Seahawks fans are known as the loudest fans in the NFL.
In the first two games the Seattle Seahawks offense has been night and day. Matt Hasselbeck could not find a rhythm in his game on the road against the Denver Broncos. With some home cooking Hasselbeck should get his head back in the game and they should be employing a ball control strategy much like Kansas City did against the San Diego Chargers in NFL Week One. The Seattle Seahawks passing attack has the edge over the San Diego Chargers on their home field.
Running Game of Seattle Seahawks & San Diego Chargers Leave Much to be Desired
Justin Forsett has taken the role of the number one running back for the Seattle Seahawks and they still have Julius Jones as the number two. Expect to see the Seattle Seahawks run the ball as much as possible in an effort to keep Phillip Rivers and the San Diego Chargers.
Ryan Mathews left the game against the Jacksonville Jaguars with an ankle injury and it did not look good for the rookie. If Mathews is gone, Darren Sproles is not a good enough running back to carry this team and the running game for the San Diego Chargers will suffer. The edge in the running game will go to the Seattle Seahawks over the San Diego Chargers.
San Diego Chargers -5.5 vs Seattle Seahawks: Pick Against the Spread & Final Look
The Las Vegas Hilton Superbook opened the San Diego Chargers as a five point favorite and it was soon bet to 5.5 points. Two of the toughest aspects of this game will be the emotional Phillip Rivers and the injury to running back Ryan Mathews. These two aspects may be too much to overcome for the San Diego Chargers who have a history of being under a .500 winning percentage in September. Take the Seattle Seahawks +5.5 points as a home town underdog over the San Diego Chargers.
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