Aaron Rodgers and the Packers will look to get their season going against Seattle. Image courtesy of Jim Prisching/AP
After going 15-1 in their last regular season, Green Bay would have been expected to enter Week 3 with an unblemished record. Instead, an opening week loss to the 49ers and a scrappy 23-10 decision over Chicago last Thursday night sees the Packers sitting 1-1 without having left Lambeau Field yet.
Their first road trip of the season sees the Pack travel to Seattle for a Monday night encounter with the Seahawks. Seattle’s defence came up big against Dallas last week, keeping Tony Romo and the Cowboys to just seven points. Packers running back Cedric Benson was serviceable against the Bears last week, but Green Bay’s running game remains among the worst in the league, and they’ll find it tough against the Seahawks.
Seattle has put its faith in rookie quarterback Russell Wilson , ahead of former Green Bay backup Matt Flynn. In his home debut, Wilson shone against the Cowboys, completing 15 of 20 passes with one TD and no turnovers. It continued the Seahawks’ good run at CenturyLink Field – since 2009 they’re 15-11 there, compared to a woeful 6-20 record away from home.
The Seahawks have a 17-8 record when playing Monday Night Football, which is the best winning percentage of any team in the NFL. If they’re to get over the Packers, expect another standout game from running back Marshawn Lynch who dominated the Cowboys rushing for 122 yards last weekend.
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