This Thursday night, the Seattle Seahawks are hosting the Green Bay Packers to kick off week 11 in the NFL. It's an important NFC game as the playoff race is still very close. Seattle is 4-5 and Green Bay is 4-4-1. Currently Green Bay is 7th in the NFC, just a game behind Minnesota for the last playoff berth, and has the tie breaker over Seattle based on best win percentage in conference games.
Seattle is a slight 2.5 point home favorite. The Packers have yet to win on the road this year, and Seattle is 1-2 at home; they'll be playing just their 4th home game in 10 total games.
Seattle has dropped 3 of their last 5 games, and all 3 were to LA teams; the Rams twice and the Chargers once. Green Bay Packers also lost to the Rams a few weeks ago by only two points, then lost to the Patriots the following week before getting a nice victory this past week against a pretty weak Dolphins team.
I think Green Bay can pull this one off though. Both teams are scoring 24 points per game, and I would take Rodgers over Wilson, especially this year when the Pack are throwing for about 100 yards per game more than the Seahawks, although they will be without WR Randall Cobb.
Green Bay is giving up a field goal more than the Seahawks per game on average, 24-21 ppg. Defensively both teams are very close in regards to both passing and rushing yards allowed per game, but the Packers have the advantage for offensive yards per game 426-370. The over under is fairly high high at 49 points. I can see this one being a shootout, going upwards of 50 points.
Both teams have a short rest week, but Green Bay has to make the West Coast rip on short rest which is the one thing that can hurt them, but still think they ride the momentum from the Miami win and pull this one off on their way to making the playoffs this year.