Packers vs Seahawks Preview: TV Schedule, Point Spread, Thursday Night Football Live

Reigning Super Bowl champs Seattle Seahawks host the Green Bay Packers on Thursday Night Football to kick off the 2014 NFL Schedule, on September 4 at 8:30 PM ET at the CenturyLink Field Seattle, Wash.

Because of the high expectation that the Seahawks are back and capable of reaching into the Super Bowl this season, millions of television viewers would tune in. Also, the hype of football is in the air and the fans want to watch this Packers vs Seahawks game.

The rise of the Seahawks in the last two years can be attributed to the way they have played at home, with 15-1 record. That’s only a part of what the Seahawks have, to become such a dominant team. With the noise of the fans, the visiting teams have problems in their play calling.

In 2013, Seahawks were No. 1 in scoring defense, yielding 14.4 points per game, while giving up 273.6 yards per game. Seahawks memorable Super Bowl performance, outlasting Denver’s high-octane offense through Peyton Manning, was through their defense.

By having the same defense, the Seahawks would be forcing turnovers to the demise of the other team. Yes, the defensive players of the Seahawks are intact to compete. Seattle’s defense is filled with strong-willed football players who sacrifice their energy in extending effort to win games.

Offensively, Russell Wilson returns with his receiver Pearcy Harvin. On the ground, Marshawn Lynch would carry the ball with passion for the Seahawks running game. A balance offensive attacks for the Seahawks will totally demoralize the defense of the Packers.

Wilson played significantly well last season as he posted a 101.2 passer rating. And what bothers opposing teams is the 112.8 rating at home of Wilson. The mobile quarterback has his offensive day over the Packers defense.

Green Bay coach Mike McCarthy knows what his team is dealing for. He understands the atmosphere and the noise in Seattle.

Green Bay lost to Seattle in that controversial 14-12 score in 2012. It was a moment for the Seahawks to remember, while the Packers need to forget.

For the Packers to win this Thursday Night Football game, Aaron Rodgers has to navigate through the vaunted defense of the Seahawks. If Rodgers would be able to get protection from the offensive line, in the long run he finds his receivers.

Running back Eddie Lacy’s part cannot be discounted at all. Last year, Lacy ranked seventh averaging 133.5 yards per game. Lacy accumulated 1,178 yards per game and 11 touchdowns last year.

Packers ranked for 24th in scoring defense (26.8 ppg) and 25th in average yards allowed (372.3) last year.Interestingly, defense would be the central of the battle of this match. If the Packers can do something in stopping the offense of the Seahawks, then they will have a chance to steal this game.

Seahawks vs Packers tv channel schedule is on NBC. Starting this season, NBC provides the Thursday Night Football live.

Seahawks vs Packers NFL game info:

Kick Off Time: 8:30 PM ET
NFL Odds Packers vs Seahawks Point Spread: -5.5 Seahawks are favorites; Over/ Under 46
TV Schedule: NBC

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