GREEN BAY PACKERS AT SEATTLE SEAHAWKS (ESPN)
WHEN: 8:30 p.m. est September 24th
WHERE: CenturyLink Field
TV: Mike Tirico (play-by-play) and Jon Gruden (analyst), with Lisa Salters on the sidelines for ESPN.
RADIO: Wayne Larrivee (play-by-play) & Larry McCarren (analyst) for AM-620 and Packer Radio Network
INTERNET: Cheesehead TV Gameday Live Blog
Week 3 concludes with a Monday-night showdown between two NFC clubs coming off Week 2 wins. The Packers defeated the division-rival Bears 23-10 and the Seahawks beat the Cowboys 27-7.
Green Bay’s defense had seven sacks and four interceptions last week, including 3.5 sacks by linebacker Clay Matthews and two interceptions by cornerback Tramon Williams. Combined with an offense led by MVP quarterback Aaron Rodgers, the Packers hope to build momentum off last week’s win.
Seattle rookie quarterback Russell Wilson, who led Wisconsin to a Big Ten title and a berth in the Rose Bowl last year, won his first NFL game and posted a 112.7 passer rating last week. Running back Marshawn Lynch rushed for 122 yards and has now recorded 100+ rushing yards in a team-record six consecutive home games.
“We’re a smart team, a tough team and a team that plays together,” says Seahawks safety Kam Chancellor. “We’re very stingy and stubborn and we don’t want to give up anything.”
From the Dope Sheet:
THE DOPE ON THIS WEEK’S OPPONENT:
- Packers vs. Seattle Seahawks:
- All-time regular season: 8-5-0
- All-time, postseason: 2-0
- All-time, in Seattle: 2-2-0
- Streaks: The Packers have won three straight games and six of the last seven, including two in the playoffs.
- Last meeting, regular season: Dec. 27, 2009, at Lambeau Field; Packers won, 48-10
- Last meeting, in Seattle: Oct. 12, 2008, at Qwest Field; Packers won, 27-17
- Mike McCarthy: 69-37-0, .651, (incl. 5-3 postseason); 7th NFL season
- Pete Carroll: 50-53-0, .485 (incl. 2-3 postseason); 7th NFL season (3rd with Seahawks)
- Head to Head: Never met
- vs. Opponent: McCarthy 3-1 vs. Seahawks; Carroll 0-2 vs. Packers
PACKERS TRAVEL TO SEATTLE FOR MONDAY NIGHT MATCHUP
- After opening the 2012 season with two games at Lambeau Field, the Packers head west this week for their road opener as they face the Seattle Seahawks in a nationally televised contest on Monday night.
- This will kick off a stretch of four road games in five weeks for Green Bay. That is the second time in the past three seasons (Weeks 11-15, 2010) that the Packers have had four road contests scheduled over a five-week period.
- This is the 20th straight season (1993-2012) that Green Bay is appearing on Monday Night Football, the second-longest streak in the league behind only Denver’s 21-year span (1992-2012). It is the Packers’ lone MNF appearance this season.
- Since 2009, the Packers are 9-3 overall (.750) in prime-time games.
- It will be the third-ever MNF meeting between the two clubs, with the previous games coming in 1999 at Green Bay and in 2006 at Seattle.
- The Packers have won six of the last seven meetings between the teams, including two victories by Green Bay in the playoffs.
- Green Bay holds a 10-5 advantage in the all-time series, which includes a 2-0 mark in the postseason against Seattle.
- This will be the second game in three weeks for the Packers against an NFC West opponent (Week 1, San Francisco). The last time Green Bay faced all four NFC West teams in a season was in 2009.
- Since Head Coach Mike McCarthy took over in 2006, Green Bay has a 10-3 regular-season record against NFC West teams. That .769 winning percentage is the second best by the Packers over that span against another division behind only the .875 mark (7-1) vs. AFC West clubs.
- The Packers have won 18 of their last 20 regular-season games (.900) entering Monday’s contest, the best record in the league over that span.
LAST MEETING, REGULAR SEASON
- Dec. 27, 2009, at Lambeau Field; Packers won, 48-10.
- The Packers posted five rushing TDs for the first time in 21 years and clinched a playoff spot with a blowout win.
- RBs Ryan Grant and Brandon Jackson rushed for two TDs apiece, and Jackson added a receiving TD to become the first Packers player to score three TDs in a regular-season game since 2005.
- WR Greg Jennings (4-111) and TE Jermichael Finley (3-80) accounted for all but 46 of QB Aaron Rodgers’ 237 passing yards. Backup QB Matt Flynn led two scoring drives (one FG, one TD) in the fourth quarter.
- The defense intercepted Seattle QB Matt Hasselbeck four times and held the Seahawks to just 6-of-19 on third and fourth downs.
Official injury report:
|Name||Position||Injury||Practice Status||Game Status|
|Greg Jennings||WR||Groin||Limited Participation in Practice||Questionable|
|Terrell Manning||LB||Concussion||Full Participation in Practice||Probable|
|Tom Crabtree||TE||Shoulder||Did Not Participate In Practice||Questionable|
|Randall Cobb||WR||Hamstring||Full Participation in Practice||Probable|
|Josh Sitton||G||Knee||Limited Participation in Practice||Probable|
|James Starks||RB||Toe||Limited Participation in Practice||Questionable|
|Nick Perry||LB||Wrist||Full Participation in Practice||Probable|
|C.J. Wilson||DE||Groin||Limited Participation in Practice||Questionable|
|Sean Richardson||S||Hamstring||Limited Participation in Practice||Questionable|
|Davon House||CB||Shoulder||Limited Participation in Practice||Doubtful|
|Jamari Lattimore||LB||Ankle||Did Not Participate In Practice||Out|