The Cincinnati Bengals versus the Seattle Seahawks is probably the least attractive game on the NFL's Week 8 schedule. That means it might not be a game most are going to watch, but considering the rise of the office pools, everyone still needs to make their weekly picks so why not check in with the experts?
Andy Dalton and the Bengals are off to a surprising 4-2 start while the Seahawks are 2-4, but Sports Illustrated's Peter King sees these two teams playing a close game on Sunday.
Best young safety tandem in football? Seattle's Kam Chancellor and Earl Thomas. They force the run well, are like linebackers when they rush, and are good hitters with very good ball skills down the field. Chancellor's got a sack and two picks and a forced fumble in his last three games. He idolized the late Sean Taylor and, at 6-foot-3 and 218 pounds, packs the same kind of wallop Taylor did. Chancellor and Thomas will be the key to making Andy Dalton turn it over, if he does, and turning this game Seattle's way. I say Dalton is affected by them but not ruined, and makes enough plays to move Cincinnati to a surprising 5-2.
As far as the other experts are concerned, everyone on the ESPN panel but Adam Schefter and Seth Wickersham picked the Bengals while Clark Judge was the only person to pick the Seahawks on the CBS Sports panel.