78
      Friday
      80 / 64
      Saturday
      87 / 64
      Sunday
      90 / 68

      Packers versus Seahawks preview capsule

      Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers (12) throws a pass against the Oakland Raiders  during the first quarter of an NFL preseason football game Friday, Aug. 22, 2014, in Green Bay, Wis. (AP Photo/Tom Lynn)
      Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers (12) throws a pass against the Oakland Raiders during the first quarter of an NFL preseason football game Friday, Aug. 22, 2014, in Green Bay, Wis. (AP Photo/Tom Lynn)
      GREEN BAY (8-8-1) at SEATTLE (16-3)Thursday, 8:30 p.m. ET, NBCOPENING LINE - Seahawks by 5 1/2RECORD VS. SPREAD (2013) - Green Bay 6-10, Seattle 11-5SERIES RECORD - Packers lead 10-6LAST MEETING - Seahawks beat Packers 14-12, Sept. 24, 2012AP PRO32 RANKING - Packers No. 4, Seahawks No. 1PACKERS OFFENSE - OVERALL (3), RUSH (7), PASS (6)PACKERS DEFENSE - OVERALL (25), RUSH (25), PASS (24)SEAHAWKS OFFENSE - OVERALL (17), RUSH (4), PASS (26)SEAHAWKS DEFENSE - OVERALL (1), RUSH (7T), PASS (1)STREAKS, STATS AND NOTES - First meeting since disputed "Fail Mary" touchdown catch by Golden Tate on final play to give Seattle 14-12 victory two seasons ago. Call was made by replacement officials and helped lead to resolution between league and regular officials. ... Second time in four seasons Packers are playing in season opener; opened 2011 against Saints. ... Only two road teams have won NFL kickoff game since 2002. ... Third straight season Packers are opening against team from NFC West. ... Since 2008, QB Aaron Rodgers has second-highest passer rating (101.7) and second-most touchdowns (90) on road. ... RB Eddie Lacy led NFL rookies with 1,178 yards rushing last season, won Offensive Rookie of year honors. ... Rookie Corey Linsley to start at center after J.C. Tretter hurt knee two weeks ago. ... LB Julius Peppers to make Green Bay debut after spending last four seasons with Chicago. ... LB Clay Matthews returning from thumb injury. Had 7 1/2 sacks in 11 games last season. ... S Micah Hyde making first start after playing CB last season. Packers also drafted Ha Ha Clinton-Dix to bolster safety play. ... Seahawks have dropped two of last three season openers. ... Seahawks 9-1 in prime-time regular-season games under coach Pete Carroll. ... Russell Wilson one of four QBs to win Super Bowl title in first or second season in league. Wilson's 24 regular-season wins most by QB in first two seasons. ... Seattle's starting offense scored on 11 of 13 possessions during preseason, including nine touchdowns. ... RB Marshawn Lynch leads NFL with 19 100-yard rushing games since 2011. ... WR Percy Harvin appeared in only one 2013 regular-season game recovering from hip surgery, but had seven receptions and averaged 13.1 yards per catch in limited preseason action. ... Rookie Justin Britt getting start at RT after winning job in training camp. ... DT Kevin Williams making Seattle debut after 12 seasons and five All-Pro selections in Minnesota. ... CB Richard Sherman leads NFL with 20 interceptions since 2011. ... K Steven Hauschka made 41 of 43 FGs last season, playoffs included. Of the two misses, one was blocked, other hit upright.