DEN­VER over Seat­tle by 8

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It could be a long year for devotees (like us) of Pete Car­roll’s Sea­hawks. A chang­ing of the guard ap­pears in or­der as Seat­tle went win­less in the pre­sea­son for the first time ever un­der Car­roll, a per­pet­ual money win­ner in NFLX games through­out his ca­reer un­til this year. Yes, we’ll likely find our­selves re­ly­ing heav­ily on the tal­ents of QB Rus­sell Wil­son, for sure. But at least to­day we’ll be join­ing the large le­gion of turn­coats as we not only like Den­ver to win the AFC West but to also make it as far as the Su­per Bowl this sea­son. It’s what the best de­fense in the league and steady play from a re­li­able quar­ter­back can do for a team in a “mis­sion year”. With 0-4 pre­sea­son teams that won 9 or more games the pre­vi­ous year just 6-13 ATS in sea­son open­ers, and the Sea­hawks a long-suf­fer­ing in road open­ers the last 13 years, look for QB Case Keenum to im­prove on his 9-3-2 ATS ca­reer mark at home in games in which he is not fa­vored by 7 or more points – while the Bron­cos go to 31-4 SU and 22-10-3 ATS in home open­ers here to­day.

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