Are we sleeping on Seattle? In their last game, they handled the Cowboys 27-7 at home, and were able to hold the Cowboys’ trio of receivers to 9 catches for 106 yards. That opening loss to Arizona, on the road in a game that came down to a goal line play, doesn’t look so bad now. Seattle has a young athletic defense, can run the ball, and Russell Wilson will grow with each start. His performance last week was solid, and considering he has played what looks like two pretty good pass defenses so far, his early numbers can be excused. He has averaged 5.4 yards per attempt, but Dallas and Arizona are allowing less than 6 yards each to everyone this year, and they’ve played Eli Manning, Tom Brady, and Michael Vick.
Including that win last week, Seattle is 5-2 against the spread and 4-3 straight up as a home underdog, a role they will fill again tonight. The matchup will be decided by Seattle’s aggressive corners and safeties going against the Packers’ receiving group. Aaron Rodgers will need to buy time to create plays, as Seattle will play aggressively.
Green Bay much better defensively, and they will have to show up ready to stop both the scrambles and passing of former Badger quarterback Russell Wilson. Some of Wilson’s biggest fans are Cheeseheads from Wisconsin, but he’ll have to go it alone tonight.
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