Seattle has a very impressive YPPA Differential at +1.5, good for third in the league heading into this week.
But it's heavily skewed by the bullying tactics at home. Russell Wilson averages more than 2 yards per attempt better at home than on the road, and his Adjusted Yards Per Attempt on the road is less than 4.5 compared to above 10 at home.
Of course, our stadium can make visitors feel very comfortable, almost like home.
It sets up as an uptick effort from both teams, with Seattle energized off a bye and Miami embarrassed off a string of losses. I think the Miami defense, in particular, will start the game with quite a bit of intensity, similar to the stretch prior to the Colts. The scoreboard is another matter. I generally hate games with two rookie quarterbacks because my betting record is less than stellar.
In the longshot chance to defeat the Patriots, a defeat to Seattle is preferable. As I've pointed out many times, it's very difficult to win twice consecutively as a home underdog.