Football betting fortunes have turned for the Jacksonville Jaguars as they are now in NFL betting wild card contention after winning their last 2 games.
Football betting money for the Seattle Seahawks seems to ride completely on quarterback Matt Hasselbeck as Seattle has poor NFL betting results without him.
The Jaguars and Seahawks will meet in a football betting matchup from Seattle on Sunday. The game opened as circled on the NFL betting board as the status of Hasselbeck is up in their air. The Seattle signal caller was hurt at San Francisco in week 2 with a rib injury. He was to practice this week and hopes to start in this football betting matchup.
The Seahawks got off to what looked like a very promising start to the football betting season with a 28-0 home win over the St. Louis Rams. Hasselbeck threw for 279 yards and 3 touchdowns and the Seahawks were being touted as a football betting contender to take the NFC West. But when Hasselbeck left the field at San Francisco’s Candlestick Park the Seahawks football betting hopes went with him. Seattle has lost their last 3 football betting matchups both straight up and against the spread without Hasselbeck as new head coach Jim Mora Jr. has had no better football betting results than Mike Holmgren did last year in trying to win NFL betting matchups without their quarterback. Last year Seattle finished 4-12 in Holmgren’s final season as coach without Hasselbeck.
Mora is hopeful in his quarterback returning this weekend.
“He’s a guy who plays with a lot of confidence,” said Mora. “When Matt plays at his best, this offense is rolling.”
Jacksonville head coach Jack Del Rio entered the 2009 football betting season with perhaps the hottest seat of any pro coach and that heat only intensified when the Jags lost their first 2 games of the season. But Jacksonville has posted back to back football betting victories including last week at home in a 37-17 blowout over Tennessee to get back into the wild card race. Jacksonville is one of the top rushing teams in the league led by Maurice Jones-Drew who has 296 yards and 5 touchdowns with an average of 4.7 yards per carry this year.