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NFL Betting Lines – Chicago Bears Host Seattle Seahawks

Posted by Marcello Messina on 1/16/2011 9:32:08 PM

The underdog Seattle Seahawks are looking to keep their surprising streak alive this NFL betting lines Sunday against the Chicago Bears.

(7-9) Seattle Seahawks at (11-5) Chicago Bears
Live from Soldier Field – IL
Kickoff: 1:00PM EST Sunday, January 16, 2010
Broadcast: FOX

NorthBet NFL Betting Online:
Seattle Seahawks +10
Chicago Bears -10
Total 42.5

The Seahawks are coming into this NFL betting lines matchup wanting to shock the Bears as they did the New Orleans Saints.

Last NFL betting lines Sunday, Seattle was a +11 dog according to NFL Betting Lines however, they shocked nearly every North Bet wagerer and won the matchup by five points.

The key to their victory was the performance of 12-year veteran quarterback Matt Hasselbeck.

Hasselbeck was so successful early in the game, throwing 3 touchdown passes in the first half alone.

Throughout the entire NFL betting lines matchup, he completed 62.9% of his passing attempts for 272 yards and four touchdowns – by far his best performance this season. He also finished the game with a 113.0 passer rating – also his highest rating this season.

By effectively throwing the ball, Seattle forced the Saints’ defense to play open up and play more conservatively, showing Hasselbeck more zone coverages and jumpstarting the Seahawks’ rushing game.

Seattle’s 24-year-old running back Marshawn Lynch also played his best game of the year.

With just 19 carries, Lynch ran for 131 yards (averaging 6.7 yards per carry), including a highlight reel-worthy 67-yard touchdown run late in the fourth quarter, putting Seattle up by 11 and effectively ending the game.

If Matt Hasselbeck and the Seahawks have just as much success passing the ball this NFL betting lines Sunday against the Chicago Bears, Marshawn Lynch should yet again take control of the game in the second half.

Expect the Seahawks’ passing game to get going early in this game as Hasselbeck faces off with the 20th-ranked pass defense.

Marcello’s Prediction: Seattle Seahawks: 30 Chicago Bears: 18

Messina Mention: Seattle Tight End John Carlson caught 2 touchdown passes last game after catching only 1 all season long.

NFL Betting Lines: Seattle Seahawks (+10)

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