Editor’s note: NESN.com’s Mike Cole, Ricky Doyle and Andre Khatchaturian deliver their NFL picks every Thursday of the season. Here’s who they like in the Buffalo Bills-Seattle Seahawks Week 9 game, with the line from OddsShark.
Buffalo Bills (4-4) at (-7) Seattle Seahawks (4-2-1), Monday, 8:30 p.m.
Mike: Seahawks. The question I keep coming back to with this matchup is, which team has the bigger or greater flaws? The injuries put the Bills over the top, and taking Seattle at home in primetime makes me feel a little better about taking the Seahawks.
Ricky: Bills. Seattle’s sputtering offense makes it way too difficult to bank on the Seahawks covering a spread this big.
Andre: Bills. Russell Wilson hasn?t thrown a touchdown pass in three games. He might not throw one this week, either, against a ferocious Bills pass rush that’s tied for the NFL lead with 26 sacks. Seattle?s defense is scary in its own right (22 sacks, 4.9 yards allowed per play), but the Bills’ excellent rush attack will be the difference-maker in this one.
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