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Packers take on the Seahawks on Monday Night Football


In week three, the Green Bay Packers will take on the Seattle Seahawks Monday night at CenturyLink Field in Seattle.

According the Green Bay Packers Dope Sheet, the Packers have won six of the last seven games against the Seahawks. That includes two playoff wins.

The Packers will see some familiar faces. Seahawks back up quarterback Matt Flynn played four seasons in Green Bay. He was expected to start this year with Seattle but Coach Pete Carroll named former Wisconsin Badgers quarterback Russell Wilson as his starter. Wilson was the Seahawks third-round draft pick this year.

The Seahawks head into Monday night's game with the fewest yards passing of any team in the NFL through two weeks. While it's a small sample size, the lack of numbers from the passing game is drawing some concern about whether the Seahawks can throw down field with success if it's needed.

So far, Wilson and Seattle's offense haven't needed to throw extensively because of its success running the ball. Marshawn Lynch ran for 122 yards last week against Dallas, part of the 182 yards rushing by the team. But Wilson and his receivers are confident they can throw it if needed.

Meanwhile Seattle's Coach Pete Carroll has been studying his former college player, Clay Matthews. Carroll coached Matthews at the University of Southern California where Matthews didn't start until he was a senior. In a Seattle Newspaper, Carroll is quoted as saying that he didn't realize how talented Matthews was until his last season as a Trojan.

Here are some more facts from the Packers' Dope Sheet this week:

  • 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

Kick off is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. on ESPN.


*The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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