Two NFC powerhouses face off this week, as the Green Bay Packers host the Seattle Seahawks. Since 2003, the Packers rank first in the NFC with 184 regular season wins while the Seahawks are second with 175. Green Bay and Seattle have met four times in the postseason since 2003, which ranks second for most playoff meetings between two teams during that timeframe.
The headline of their meeting this week is that both teams are expected to get their starting quarterbacks back. The unvaccinated Aaron Rodgers tested positive for COVID-19 last week, and won’t be able to return to the fold until Saturday. He still has to test negative to play, so there’s a very small chance it’s Jordan Love under center again. As for Russell Wilson, he has been cleared to play after fracturing the middle finger in his throwing hand in Week 5.
Wilson has some work to do to get Seattle out of this 3-5 hole, while Rodgers is probably excited to return to football after the couple of weeks he’s had and continue to push the Packers further ahead in the division race. Before we get into this matchup, here’s how you can watch on Sunday.
All NFL odds are via Caesars Sportsbook.
How to watch
Date: Sunday, Nov. 14 | Time: 4:25 p.m. ET
Location: Lambeau Field (Green Bay, WI)
TV: CBS | Stream: Paramount+ (click here)
Follow: CBS Sports App
Odds: Packers -3.5, O/U 49.5
What to watch for
The expectation is that both Rodgers and Wilson will suit up, although Rodgers’ status is still technically up in the air. The reigning NFL MVP received national backlash for his interview on The Pat McAfee Show a week ago, in which he defended his decision to not get vaccinated and also claimed the NFL’s protocols were not always rooted in science. He publicly admitted to ignoring mask protocols as an unvaccinated player as well, which reportedly led to a $300,000 fine for the Packers and a $14,650 fine for himself….