NFL Picks: Week 3 Panthers vs Seahawks


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In the NFL, each game has a narrative that keeps fans glued to their screens. This Sunday, the story is written in Seattle, where the Carolina Panthers will march into Lumen Field, taking on a Seattle Seahawks team that’s hungry for their second win. Both teams carry momentum, albeit in different directions. The Panthers are recovering from a close shave against the Saints, while the Seahawks are rallying from an overtime victory over the Lions.



Spread: Panthers +6 (-110), Seahawks -6 (-110)ย 

Moneyline: Pathers +206, Seahawks -259ย 

Total: O 42 (-110), U 42 (-110)ย 


The Carolina Panthers’ Journey So Far

Carolina PanthersThe Panthers’ season began with an intense face-off against the Falcons. Through three quarters, the scoreboard read 10-10. However, the final quarter saw Carolina unraveling, and they fell 24-10. Bryce Young, their quarterback, posted 146 passing yards, and a touchdown but also gave away two interceptions. The rush was led by Miles Sanders, who managed 72 yards from 18 carries, with Hayden Hurst being the standout receiver, clinching five catches for 41 yards and a touchdown.

Their encounter with the Saints on Monday night was equally tantalizing. Despite trailing 13-6 as they entered the final quarter, the Panthers’ spirited comeback was palpable. They notched up 11 points in the fourth quarter, yet fell short, losing 20-17. Young’s performance, albeit slightly improved with 153 passing yards and a touchdown, still has room for enhancement. Sanders was once again at the forefront of the rushing game but with a reduced 43 yards from 14 attempts. On the brighter side, Adam Thielen showcased his class, making seven catches and contributing 54 yards, along with a touchdown.


Seahawks’ Rocky Start and Recovery

NFL Team Seattle SeahawksFor the Seahawks, their season opener was nothing short of a rollercoaster. Having dominated the first half with a 13-7 lead against the Rams, the tables turned dramatically post-halftime. Seattle was shut out, allowing 23 unanswered points, culminating in a 30-13 defeat. Geno Smith, the Seahawks’ QB, could only amass 112 yards with a single touchdown. Kenneth Walker, though, had a commendable game, rushing for 64 yards. DK Metcalf stood out in the receiving game, securing a touchdown from his three receptions, and accumulating 47 yards.

The narrative was different in Week 2. Against the Lions, the Seahawks displayed resilience. With a 24-17 lead in the second half, they managed to edge out their opponents in overtime, winning 37-31. Smith made a significant mark with an impressive 328 passing yards, accompanied by two touchdowns. Walker continued his good form, rushing for 43 yards and adding two touchdowns. Metcalf and Tyler Lockett were the stars in the receiving game, with the latter clinching both touchdown passes.



Pondering this matchup, I’m inclined to favor the Seahawks. Their stats from the Lions game are telling. Offensively, Seattle amassed 393 total yards, with a significant chunk, 311 yards, coming from the passing game. They managed to secure 28 first downs and maintained ball possession for a notable 33:31 minutes. Notably, they kept their sheet clean with zero turnovers. However, certain areas need tightening. Their third-down conversion rate was a mere 5-of-11, and discipline was amiss, evident from the nine penalties costing them 80 yards. Defensively, they did concede 418 yards but made up for it with three crucial turnovers.

Given these dynamics, the Seahawks appear to have an upper hand. Their offensive prowess, combined with their home advantage at Lumen Field, gives them a slight edge over the Panthers. While Carolina has shown spirit and determination, the Seahawks, with a bit more discipline and strategic tweaks, can be a force to reckon with. Betting enthusiasts might want to consider leaning towards Seattle covering the spread on BUSR NFL Odds.