Packers In Prime Time

For a 20th straight season and the only time this year, the Green Bay Packers (1-1) will appear on Monday Night Football as they take on the Seahawks (1-1) tonight in Seattle.  This is the 42nd season of Monday Night Football and the product has undergone many changes, including announcers and networks.  Also, the the NFL has added two more prime time games, which are on Thursday and Sunday.  With all that taken in to account, is appearing on Monday night still special?  Receiver Jordy Nelson thinks so…

Seattle’s CenturyLink Field is considered to be one of the loudest venues in the NFL.  Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers feels that a fast start and an early score might quiet the Seahawks fans…

Clay Matthews has had a solid start to the 2012 season.  Entering week three, the Green Bay linebacker had a league-leading six sacks, which also matched his total from last season.  Matthews expects to get plenty of attention from Seattle tonight…

The player that Matthews will be chasing tonight, is former Wisconsin quarterback Russell Wilson.  A third round draft choice this past April, Wilson surprised some by beating out former Packers quarterback Matt Flynn for Seattle’s starting job in training camp.  Wilson is looking forward to tonight’s contest…

Kickoff of tonight’s game between the Packers and Seahawks is at 7:30 PM.

This the 20th straight season that the Packers have appeared on Monday Night Football.  That is the second-longest streak in the NFL, trailing the 21 straight appearances by Denver.

This is the third time that the Packers and Seahawks have met on Monday night.  The Packers lost at home in 1999 and lost at Seattle in 2006.

Including the playoffs, this is the 16th meeting between the Packers and Seahawks.  Green Bay leads the all-time series 10-5, including a record of 2-0 in the playoffs.  At Seattle, the Packers are 2-2.

Packers injury report: Out LB Jamari Lattimore (ankle). Doubtful – CB Davon House (shoulder). Questionable – WR Greg Jennings (groin), TE Tom Crabtree (shoulder), RB James Starks (toe), DE C.J. Wilson (groin), S Sean Richardson (hamstring). Probable – WR Randall Cobb (hamstring), G Josh Sitton (knee), LB Nick Perry (wrist).

Seahawks injury report: Out – CB Bryon Maxwell (hamstring). Questionable – WR Doug Baldwin (shoulder). Probable – WR Sidney Rice (not injury related), TE Zach Miller (foot), T Russell Okung (knee), RB Marshawn Lynch (back), WR Charly Martin (chest).

Sunday’s NFC North scoreboard:
Minnesota (2-1) beat San Francisco, 24-13
Chicago (2-1) beat Saint Louis, 23-6
Detroit (1-2) lost to Tennessee, 44-41

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