Originally written on Patriots Extra  |  Last updated 10/9/12
The Patriots opened as 3.5-point favorites as they travel to Seattle in Week 6. While the Pats are favored, there are tons of reasons for concern. The Seahawks play extremely well at home. Seattle's defense is well above average against both the run and the pass, and their ground game is solid. Their passing game isn't elite, but it's good enough to occasionally move the sticks. You could make a pretty strong argument that the Seahawks are the best team the Pats have faced outside of Baltimore. If Russell Wilson played like a quarterback who came from the SEC instead of the Big 10, Seattle would have legitimate Super Bowl aspirations. Seattle's D deserves plenty of respect, but I'm not sure if they're built to shut down an offense like New England's. One of the biggest strengths of their defense is elite play from a pair of big, physical corners, but the Pats usually manage to move players around and identify mismatches to create opportunities. And if there is a weak spot in the S...
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