Football betting on the Chicago Bears at the Seattle Seahawks will likely be focused on the Bears starting quarterback battle between Kyle Orton and Rex Grossman.
Both were average in last week’s NFL betting loss to the Chiefs. Seattle is a three point football betting favorite over the Bears in NFL week 2 odds.
Football betting stats show that Orton played the Bears’ first three series in their preseason opener last week, completing 7 of 10 passes for 56 yards with no touchdowns or interceptions according to NFL betting stats. Grossman replaced Orton with 4:31 left in the first half and completed 4 of 8 passes for 44 yards with 1 TD and no interceptions according to NFL betting stats. “Both guys did some good things,” head coach Lovie Smith said. “Our team isn’t ready to play the Colts yet (season opener). Next we will go back to the practice field. Next week we’ll flip the rotation and go from there.” This week it will be Grossman starting and Orton coming off the bench according to football betting information. Garrett Wolfe led the Bears in rushing with 64 yards according to football betting stats. P.J. Pope led all receivers with 39 yards according to football betting numbers.
Seattle was very impressive in football betting last week in their preseason opener. They ran away from the Minnesota Vikings in the second half and won 34-17 in football betting. Quarterback Matt Hasselbeck was nearly perfect in his only series and backup quarterback Seneca Wallace was brilliant, throwing for 165 yards and two touchdowns according to football betting stats. Seattle had 419 yards last week according to football betting numbers. "I’ve said it all along, (Wallace) is a good player," Seattle head coach Mike Holmgren said. "He feels very comfortable … throws the ball very well. So he doesn’t do anything I don’t expect. In fact, I’m pretty hard on him when he makes a mistake. I like him, obviously." Maurice Morris led the Seahawks in rushing with 62 yards according to football betting stats. A total of 11 different Seattle receivers caught passes according to football betting stats.
NFL week 2 odds have the Seahawks as only a three point NFL betting favorite which is somewhat surprising considering their quarterback rotation of Hasselbeck, Wallace and Charlie Frye looks better than anything Chicago has.