The Seahawks need a win more than the Packers do in a game that starts Seattle’s second half of the season. If Seattle loses, even in a relatively mediocre group of other teams trying to make the postseason in the NFC, they would likely need to go 7-1 the rest of the way. That’s a tough task, obviously.
The NFC is very top-heavy with five teams having 2 or fewer losses and 10 teams having 5 or more losses. Seven teams from the NFC will make the playoffs. Seattle currently sits just one game back of the Atlanta Falcons for the last spot in the NFC playoff picture.
In other words, despite a bad start, the Seahawks can make the postseason still. But the chase to do so starts Sunday against Green Bay. Here are five things that will happen when the Seahawks play the Packers in Green Bay on Sunday.
Bolds predictions for the Seahawks and Packers week 10
Bold prediction number 1: Russell Wilson throws for 180 yards and gets sacked 5 times
Russell Wilson returns! But the bad part is he returns to a place where he has massively struggled in his career. In four chances, Wilson has never beaten the Packers in Green Bay and most of the games aren’t close. Wilson has 4 touchdowns passes and 6 interceptions in those four games in Green Bay.
I don’t care how good a player is, when that player keeps going to a place and hasn’t had success it does get in the player’s head a bit. The problem this Sunday for Wilson is he will be playing in cold conditions with a middle finger still on the mend and behind an offensive line that run blocks better than it pass blocks.
Wilson isn’t going to have a lot of time to throw the ball against Green Bay and will get sacked five times. He won’t throw for 200 yards but he will still throw 2 touchdown passes.