When people are sizing up their betting options, any piece of information can make the difference.
And here's a tidbit to consider. Since Week 7 of the 2014 season and through Week 3 of the 2015 season, NFL teams are 1-11 in the regular season the week after they play the Seattle Seahawks. The lone exception are the Green Bay Packers, who ended an eleven-game slide by those teams with a Monday night rout of Kansas City.
So why is this happening? First, let's look at the streak.
Week 7 (2014): The Rams beat the Seahawks but lost to Kansas City 34-7 in Week 8.
Week 8: The Panthers lost to the Seahawks and then got killed by New Orleans in Week 9.
Week 9: The Raiders lost to Seattle and then got destroyed by Denver, 41-17, at home in Week 10.
Week 10: The Giants lost at Seattle and then lost 16-10 at home against San Francisco.
Week 11: The Chiefs actually beat the Seahawks in Week 11, but then they lost 24-20 the next week in Oakland, giving the Raiders their first win of the season.
Week 12: Arizona lost to Seattle – and then lost to the 4-7 Falcons in Week 13.
Week 13: The 49ers lost to Seattle on Thanksgiving and then lost at Oakland the next week, 24-13.
Week 14: Seattle beat Philadelphia, who then lost 38-27 to Dallas in Week 15.
Week 15: Seattle beat San Francisco, and then San Francisco lost 38-35 to San Diego.
Week 16: Seattle whipped Arizona, and then Arizona lost 20-17 to San Francisco.
Week 1 (2015): Seattle lost to St. Louis, but then St. Louis then got beat by Washington, of all teams in Week 2.
Week 2: The Packers beat the Seahawks and then ended the long streak by beating the Chiefs on Monday Night Football.
So what's the rationale for this trend? Seattle is one of the most physical teams in the NFL. That could exact a toll from the opposition that could hang over into the next game. It's also possible that teams were so ramped up to play the Seahawks that they overlooked their next opponent. Either way, it's definitely a trend to watch with the next ones up being the Detroit Lions, listed as +9.5 underdogs on MyBookie.ag for their Monday night match.