Seahawks at Packers: Week 10 preview and prediction

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The Seattle Seahawks are coming off a well-timed bye headed into Week 10. After three games without him, quarterback Russell Wilson has been activated off injured reserve, and not a moment too soon. Unfortunately, it may not it make much of a difference, as the Seahawks will be traveling to their personal hell… Lambeau Field, to play the Green Bay Packers.

Lambeau Field is a well established graveyard for Seahawks teams. The last time Seattle stole a win on The Frozen Tundra was November 1st, 1999.

You read it correctly. The Seahawks have not claimed victory in Green Bay at any point during the 21st Century.

These struggles have continued well into the Pete Carroll/Russell Wilson era. Currently the Seahawks are 0-4 in all their trips to Lambeau during this span. In all four losses there has been a common theme. The offense has been unable to produce early, putting Seattle in an insurmountable hole. Here has been the halftime scores of each loss

2015: trailed 13-3, lost 27-17.

2016: trailed 21-3, lost 38-10.

2017: led 3-0, lost 17-9.

2018: trailed 21-3, lost 28-23.

Every game the Seahawks have been unable to manage more than three points, and have barely managed to find the end zone. Quarterback Russell Wilson has played particularly terrible as well, only throwing four touchdowns against six interceptions. The grand irony is Wilson is the best quarterback in the University of Wisconsin’s history, yet since leaving college he has been unable to claim a win in the Badger State.

This game will feature a grand re-debut of both Wilson, and Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers. Wilson was out due to a finger injury, and Rodgers missed the last week because he tested positive for COVID-19 and was out extended time since he is unvaccinated.

Both quarterbacks will be fresh, physically, but will likely need time to get back into their rhythms. If there was ever a time for the Seahawks to sneak away with a much-needed win, there may never be a better time as long as Rodgers is under center.

Prediction: Packers over Seahawks 31-20

Unfortunately, it still likely won’t come. The Packers own the Seahawks in Lambeau. Rodgers may have missed the last 10 days, but it won’t mean much of a difference.

Rodgers is a player who typically ad-libs a lot and goes with his own flow. He missed the majority of this past offseason, and it hasn’t seemed to affect him at all this year as he is as good as ever.

The closest the Seahawks had to catching Rodgers “cold” was Week 1 of the 2017 season. Seattle shutout the Packers 3-0 in the first half, then Rodgers promptly led two-touchdown drives in the third quarter.

The Seahawks secondary has played markedly better, but the level of quarterback competition has been laughable. Seattle has faced a washed Ben Roethlisberger, Jameis Winston, and rookie Trevor Lawrence. Aaron Rodgers is a different animal, and shouldn’t have any difficulty picking apart Seattle’s leaky secondary.

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