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By Eric Umphrey
The Times 

NFL Week #2 – Patriots vs. Seahawks


September 17, 2020

In week two, the Seahawks will host the New England Patriots on Sunday Night Football. The nationally televised game is at 5:20 PM on NBC. The Patriots have had some roster changes; the biggest is new quarterback Cam Newton, who takes over for Tom Brady, who now plays for Tampa Bay. Cam Newton missed all but two games last year with the Carolina Panthers with a foot injury. He looked fine last week in New England’s win over the Miami Dolphins, completing fifteen of his nineteen passes for one hundred and fifty-five yards. Newton also rushed for seventy-five yards and two touchdowns.

Russell Wilson had a nearly perfect day for the Seahawks, completing thirty-one of thirty-five passes for three hundred and twenty-two yards and four touchdowns. Two of those touchdown passes went to running back Chris Carson, who had more receiving yards (forty-five) than running (twenty-one). Kicker Jason Myers had a perfect start to the year, making his only field goal attempt and all five of his extra points.

Seattle is favored to win this home game and should be a tough matchup for New England. The Patriots now appear to be a more run focused team with Cam Newton as quarterback. Seattle’s defense once again looks strong against the running game, and those two factors should lead to a week two victory in Seattle.


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