I will start with the most obvious player that needs to do well for the Seahawks this Sunday and any other Sunday and that is the quarterback. And the good thing about week 10 is that Russell Wilson will return to lead the offense after missing the first three games of his career. According to ESPN, Wilson is not at all limited so far in practice and “looks pretty good.”
Against the Packers in Green Bay, a stadium Wilson has played in several times but never won, Seattle’s quarterback needs to be great. Seattle limited Wilson’s backup, Geno Smith, in Smith’s first two games and the offense scored a total of 30 points. Seattle might need 30 points to win in Green Bay.
The problem is that Green Bay’s defense is pretty good. Green Bay is seventh in the NFL in QBR-allowed (88.0), 10th in quarterback hits (54), 7th in passing yards allowed per game (210.4) and fifth in yards-allowed-per-completion (10.2). This means when a quarterback does have time to throw, the receivers don’t usually do much.
Wilson is four games and three quarters in 2021 has 10 touchdown passes and 1 interception. The problem is that sometimes he still seems to not want to check down when needed. He will need to do this and get his tight ends involved (Green Bay has allowed the 10th-most receptions by tight ends this season: 48) and manage the game for a Seahawks win.
Can he do this and is he truly healthy enough to do it? That might be the difference in the game.