The Green Bay Packers host the Seattle Seahawks on Sunday Night Football. The game is scheduled for an 8:30 p.m. start time and it will be televised nationally on NBC. Currently the NFL Odds for the game have the Packers favored by about a field goal to pick up the win.
Seattle and Green Bay have played some memorable games in recent history. The Packers are looking to get some payback from last year, when Seattle claimed a pair of victories against them. The Seahawks beat up on Green Bay to open the season and also claimed a win in the NFC Championships game, en route to a Super Bowl loss to the New England Patriots.
Russell Wilson and the Seahawks are obviously still a great team, but without Kam Chancellor on the field Seattle looked poor defensively last week. Playing in the early game on the East Coast is always tough for a team from out West, and the Rams defense has a terrific front seven, but Seattle gave up 34 points last week to a team led by Nick Foles. The Rams did get a touchdown on a punt return from Tavon Austin, but Seattle should not be happy about allowing St. Louis to go 12 plays and 84 yards down the field in just under four minutes to tie the game late.
There's been some distraction with the Marshawn Lynch mom thing, in reality it's understanding a mom would be upset in that spot. Either way, the Seahawks should move past it and focus on trying to slow down Aaron Rodgers and the Packers offense. Rodgers threw for only 189 yards last week but Green Bay was able to get a decent game on the ground from Eddie Lacey, who scored a touchdown. The addition of James Jones has been huge for Green Bay, too. He's comfortable with Rodgers and caught two scores last week.
The Packers are very strong at home and they've had a couple of games of built-up anger against Seattle. Now they get the Seahawks at home in front of a national audience looking to make a statement. Rodgers threw 28 touchdowns at home last season, none of his passes were intercepted there either. If Green Bay is going to be a Super Bowl contender, this is the game where they need to make a statement.
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