Thursday Night Football will be headlined by two NFL heavyweights in Week 11 as the Green Bay Packers make their way to face the Seattle Seahawks at CenturyLink Field.
The Seahawks have lost back-to-back NFL games against Los Angeles franchises in their last two outings, falling to both the Rams and the Chargers. To make matters worse, Seattle will reach a seven-year low in one aspect if they lose to the 4-4 Packers.
Not since 2011 have the Seahawks suffered three successive defeats in the same season, which is a bad omen considering that 7-9 campaign was the last time the franchise finished with a losing record.
Coach Pete Carroll’s side appears to be at a crossroads in their year and can breathe new life into their NFC West quest with a victory. It promises to be a make-or-break matchup; sign up for a free trial with fuboTV to make sure you don’t miss a minute.
When: Thursday, November 15
Where: CenturyLink Field, Seattle
Time: 8:20pm ET
TV: Fox, NFL Network
Live Stream: fuboTV (try free)
It doesn’t bode well for the Seahawks that they’ve lost their last three encounters against Green Bay, with more than four years have passed since they beat this opponent in the regular season.
However, those last three losses to Green Bay also all came at Lambeau Field. Prior to that, Seattle accumulated their own three-win streak against the Packers, all of which came at CenturyLink Field, proving the host has had particular success in this fixture.
The Seahawks have a win-loss percentage of 0.389 in meetings against the Packers, per pro-football-reference.com—their fifth-worst record against any NFL team.
Super Bowl-winning quarterbacks Aaron Rodgers and Russell Wilson will collide, although it’s Green Bay’s recent streak of rush success that suggests it’ll be down to the ball-runners to decide this tie.
The Green Bay running game has been effective of late, but the Seahawks boast the highest average rushing yards per game of any team this season (152.2)—albeit only resulting in six touchdowns.
An away victory would give Green Bay back-to-back wins for the first time this season, with everything still to play for in the NFC North as only two wins separate them from the leading Chicago Bears heading into Week 11.
One win in three home games this season isn’t the kind of form Seattle wanted to be in when preparing to face a team like Green Bay. The Seahawks are at a critical juncture in their season and a game that could signal either their 2018 rebirth, or another nail in the coffin of their Super Bowl hopes.