In little over a week, the Seattle Seahawks will set out to officially reprise their roles as Super Bowl champions. The titleholders will kick off the new campaign as hosts to the Green Bay Packers in Thursday night’s opening week matchup. They’re 13/2 to win a second consecutive ring
, making them an intriguing NFL betting option.
The Seahawks have established themselves as a defensive powerhouse over the past few seasons, and that’s partially because of cornerback Richard Sherman. Seattle went 11-5 against the spread last season and steamrolled the Denver Broncos during the Super Bowl Championship.
This year, the Seahawks have a target on their backs, and teams like Green Bay will take advantage of that. The Packers were just 7-9 against the spread in 2013, and they barely managed to sneak into the postseason.
Aaron Rodgers and the Packers have been in Seattle’s position before. With 10/1 NFL odds heading into the season, the Packers could even repeat their 2011 success.