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Seattle Seahawks(8–3–1) @ Green Bay Packers(6–6)

  • Where: Lambeau Field. Green Bay, Wisconsin
  • When: December 11, 2016 4:25 pm EST
  • Spread: Seahawks -3 (+100) vs. Packers +3 (-120)
  • Moneyline: Seahawks (-150) vs. Packers (+130)
  • Over / Under: Over 46.5 (-110) vs. Under 46.5 (-110)

It’s the Fail Mary all over again when the Seattle Seahawks come to Lambeau Field and take on the Green Bay Packers. Two teams with everything to play for and a surprisingly fierce non-divisional rivalry should make for a very entertaining matchup in the Week 14 edition of America’s Game of the Week.

The Seahawks have beaten the Packers in each of their last four head-to-head matchups, including a stunning comeback during the 2014/15 playoffs. Despite the fact that both teams claim a strong home-field advantage, three of these four matchups have been in Green Bay. The Seahawks have the division just about locked up, and now they’re playing for a first-round bye.

Perhaps for this reason, the Packers will walk onto the Frozen Tundra as underdogs for only the fourth time in their last 31 home games. Lagging two games behind the Detroit Lions for the division lead and unlikely to earn a wild card spot, the Packers need to win on Sunday to maintain control of their own destiny, and to have any chance of going into their Week 17 matchup against the Lions with the division still up for grabs.

Let’s take a look at these two teams individually, and see if there’s any value in this matchup beyond the simple pleasure of watching what should be a very entertaining football game.

The Seattle Seahawks are building towards a playoff run

Seahawks vs. Packers Wk 14 Gambling PreviewMany people were scared away from the Seattle Seahawks by their terrible performance against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, but in reality they had it coming. With a slew of key injuries on top of west-to-east-coast travel, Seattle just simply didn’t have enough juice to get past the surging Bucs, and made by far the most mistakes of their season.

As expected, the Seahawks did bounce back with flying colors over the luckless Carolina Panthers, scoring over 40 points for the first time since their last Super Bowl win and rushing for over 240 yards.

The Seahawks are a veteran team positioning themselves for not only a playoff run, but a first round bye. With the Lions likely to underperform for the rest of the season and the only other 8-win NFC team not even a division leader (the Giants), they just might be able to pull it off, too.

However, the loss of Earl Thomas to a broken leg is truly devastating to the Seahawks’ defense, and makes for the only serious threat to their ability to make a run. It will be very interesting to watch how the Legion of Boom respond in their first game since losing the playmaker against a very talented, star-studded offense in the Green Bay Packers.

Packers hopeful to prove their defense can cut it

The Green Bay Packers had a historically bad month of November this season, giving up 33, 31, 47, and 42 points over 4 consecutive losses, despite scoring 32, 26, 25, and 24 points on offense. During this stretch, the much-maligned Packers’ offense got considerably healthier, and rounded into form.

However, the question on everyone’s mind going forward is whether or not their defense can actually hold up against good teams. Since the four game losing streak, the Packers have won two in a row, after quarterback Aaron Rodgers made the bold statement that he thinks the team could win out. The defense held up their end of the bargain over the last two weeks, holding the Eagles and Texans to 13 points each.

While the return of starting cornerback Damarious Randall certainly had a major impact, and Green Bay’s D has the potential to be the healthiest it has been in months for Sunday’s matchup against the Seahawks, there is no way of knowing whether the improved performance over the last two matchups was because the defense was better, or because both the Eagles and Texans have little to no passing offense to speak of.

With dual-threat quarterback Russell Wilson and the potent Seahawks offense coming into Lambeau field, it looks like we will find out once and for all what the Packers’ defense is made of, and whether this team can fulfill Rodgers’ prediction and steal the division away from the fraudulent Detroit Lions.

Why I’m betting the over for Packers-Seahawks

I have no doubt that these two teams will play each other tough, and that every player on the field will bring their A-game.

However, despite the fact that conditions on the Frozen Tundra could very well be freezing and snowy on Sunday afternoon, I still feel that this game will be a shoot-out, and the team that can generate sacks and turnovers will ultimately win the game.

The Packers’ defense is highly suspect against a high-powered offense, and could very easily give up a lot of points against the Seahawks. However, the Seahawks’ defense without Earl Thomas could give Aaron Rodgers and his high-powered offense enough room to score just as many points.

I predict that this game will be a shootout that comes down to the last possession, and I advise a 1 unit wager on the over, which you can bet at 46.5 points with Bovada.

David HeinenThis article was written by David Heinen

David Heinen is a freelance psychology writer by day, inveterate NFL junkie by night. Born and raised on the Green Bay Packers, David is a die-hard Cheesehead, not to mention a cheese enthusiast in his spare time.

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