2008 Season NFL Football Past Picks
December 21, 2008
New York at Seattle
Sunday 12/21 04:05 PM Eastern
4 units on Seattle +4 (-110) (risk 4 to return 4) RESULT: WIN
The Jets put together a stretch of games over the middle of the season in which it seemed like this team had put it all together. It culminating with a huge road win over the then undefeated Tennessee Titans and it seemed that they were destined for a deep playoff run. It now appears that this team may have peaked too early as they have been reeling ever since. After two straight losses by a combined 27 points, the Jets were very lucky to escape at home against a Bills team that has hit the skids at 1-7 in their last eight. New York needed a defensive TD with just two minutes to go to pull a win out of another defeat, so things aren't exactly rosy with this team right now. The Seahawks have had a miserable season as they enter this game with just three wins to 11 losses. One would think this is exactly what the Jets need - to face a team late in the year that has mailed it in. The fact is, the Seahawks haven't mailed it in. In a totally meaningless game last week, they found themselves down 17-7 at the half, and for a team that had mailed it in there would be no second-half effort. But the Seahawks stormed back to a 16-3 inspired second half to pull out the win. In the week prior, they went to New England and led the game deep into the fourth quarter before losing by just a FG. So there is one thing for sure and that is this team is still playing hard, but also competitively. They have a chance to do some damage to the Jets' playoff situation, and the Jets are struggling right now. This is a good spot for a team that is playing free and loose like the Seahawks against a Jets team that may be hitting the panic button.