The 4-4-1 Green Bay Packers will travel to Seattle to take on the 4-5 Seahawks in this week’s Thursday night matchup. Both teams have won 2 of their last 4 games but are coming off very different weeks. The Packers easily defeated the Miami Dolphins at home 31-12. They never trailed and the win helped them end a 2 game losing streak as they currently sit in third place in the NFC North behind the Vikings and Bears. The Seahawks lost on the road 36-31 to the Los Angeles Rams. They were leading after 3 quarters but allowed 2 touchdowns and a field goal in the fourth quarter. They currently sit alone in second place in the NFC West behind the Rams.
Aaron Rodgers played well against the Dolphins as he had a passer rating of 112. He completed 19 of 28 passes for 199 yards, 2 touchdowns and 0 interceptions. His favorite target was Marquez Valdes-Scantling who had 6 catches for 44 yards. Davante Adams also had a big day with 57 yards and 2 touchdowns on 4 receptions. They had success running the ball gaining 198 yards on 25 carries, which is an average of 7.8 yards per run. Aaron Jones led the team with 145 yards and 2 touchdowns. Defensively, They recovered a fumble, had an interception and sacked Brock Osweiler 6 times for a loss of 50 yards. If there was a negative for the defense, it was that they allowed the Dolphins to gain 131 rushing yards on 23 carries, which is average of over 5.7 yards per run. For the season, the Packers defense has allowed their opponents to average 370 yards and 24 points per game.
The Seahawks offense rushed for 273 yards against the Rams and they still lost. Russell Wilson finished with a passer rating of 123.2 as he completed 17 of 26 passes for 176 yards, 3 touchdowns and 0 interceptions. He also ran the ball 9 times for an extra 92 yards. His favorite target was Tyler Lockett who had 4 catches for 67 yards and a touchdown. Rashaad Penny led the team with 108 rushing yards and a touchdown on 12 carries. Defensively, they did not force a turnover and allowed the Rams to gain 467 yards. They struggled against run allowing 149 yards on 23 rushes, which is an average of 6.5 yards per carry. On the year, the Seahawks defense has allowed their opponents to average 21.3 points and 362 yards per game.
Seattle will have home field advantage and are favored by 2.5 points in this game. They have gone 5-3-1 against the spread this season including 2-1 at home. Their back-to-back losses have come against the Chargers and Rams who are a combined 16-3. The Packers have gone 4-5 against the spread including 1-3 on the road. They will be seeking their first road win of the year, as they are 0-4 in games not played at Lambeau Field