SEATTLE, WASH (WSAU) The Green Bay Packers will play four of their next five games on the road, starting tonight at Seattle. The Packers will look to improve their passing game, after failing to get big plays in their first two home games against San Francisco and Chicago. The Packers went 1-and-1 in those contests – and their biggest scoring play in Week 2 against the Bears came on a fake field goal in which punter Tim Masthay threw a 27-yard scoring strike to Tom Crabtree.
Receiver Greg Jennings missed that game with a groin injury, but he expects to return tonight. Meanwhile, the 1-and-1 Seahawks plan to get their injured left tackle Russell Okung back tonight. He missed last Sunday’s 20-point Seahawk home victory over Dallas with a bruised left knee. Okung’s return could put a crimp into Packers’ linebacker Clay Matthews, who leads the N-F-L with six sacks.
The Packer defense will have a challenge containing mobile quarterback Russell Wilson. The rookie from Wisconsin completed 15-of-20 passes last week for 151 yards, a touchdown, and no turnovers. Wilson has not been asked to do a lot, though, as Seattle has the highest percentage of rushing plays in the league. Almost 56-percent of the Seahawks’ plays are on the ground.
The Packers say they’ll ready for the loud fan noise which is a hallmark at Seattle. The Seahawks have won seven-of-their-last-11 at Century-Link Field. Tonight’s game starts just after 7:30 on E-S-P-N and local channels in Green Bay and Milwaukee.
Packers game-night coverage on AM-550 FM-99.9 WSAU begins at 5pm CT.