Russell Wilson and Aaron Rodgers are two of the best quarterbacks in the business. For years, fans have been saying the same thing about both—if only he had a running game that could help him out a little. If last week is any indication, the run game is not an issue for either squad now.
Aaron Jones had a breakout game against the Miami Dolphins with 145 yards on the ground (15 carries). For the Seahawks, it was more of a committee approach with Rashaad Penny, Russell Wilson, and Mike Davis combining for 258 yards.
The best way to beat a quarterback like Wilson or Rodgers is not to let them see the field. However, neither team is great at defending against the run (Seattle—17th; Green Bay—20th). Both may need to get a little help from their respective passing games to get the other’s defence to back off.
Aaron Jones with 2 TD's as well ?pic.twitter.com/EGyf5cZjG1— FanDuel Sportsbook (@FDSportsbook) November 12, 2018
Rodgers may be without a couple of guys Thursday night, but the Packers have a lot of depth at wide receiver. Wilson doesn’t have as many options as Rodgers, but the ones he has are pretty good. But both teams have top-ten pass defences (Seattle—No. 4; Green Bay—No. 8).
So—who’s going to win?
This one appears to be as evenly matched as a game can get. Green Bay’s defence had a couple of guys leave with injuries against the Dolphins. It remains to be seen if they will play. In the end, this will be a close game.
Take the Packers (+123) to win over the Seahawks (-145). If the Packers don’t win straight up, they will against the spread (+2). A for the over/under—take the under (49.5).