Seattle Seahawks (8-3-1) at Green Bay Packers (6-6)
When: 4:25 PM ET, Sunday, December 11, 2016
Where: Lambeau Field, Green Bay, Wisconsin
America’s Bookie Line: Packers +2.5 Total: 45
TV Coverage: FOX
By Dan Leach
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This might not be a vintage Aaron Rodgers led Green Bay team, but they still can be dangerous and this is the Packers likely last stand for any chance at an NFC North title this year and possibly a playoff spot as they host the current #2 seed in the NFC in the Seattle Seahawks.
Both these teams have had their struggles this year, but the Seahawks are clearly playing the better football of the two right now as Green Bay has now won two straight after losing their previous four in a row, but the Hawks have been getting better for the most part week after week for the past six weeks.
Seattle looked a shade of their normal self earlier this season, but has played some great football as of late, winning four of their last five. This game means so much to both these teams that it will definitely have the feeling of a playoff game and the weather could be scary bad as well, which will add another factor of intrigue to this one.
I see both these teams laying it all on the line in a game they know they both must have, but for vastly different reasons. The Seahawks know that barring something absolutely insane; they will be going to the postseason and want to get a first round bye in the NFC. Green Bay needs to almost win out over the next four weeks just to make the postseason.
It has not happened much this season, but we are going to see a vintage Packers/ARod type performance and Green Bay will have just enough to pull this one out and keep their faint division hopes alive.
7.4 DTM Bagels and Locks on the Packers (GB +2.5)
Dan Leach was the world’s first human to live under the sea for more than 60 days, created what is now used as the International Olympic Flag, was the basis of Denzel Washington’s character Frank Lucas in “American Gangster”, Is often consulted on matters of national “Sports Security”, was the first human to interview Dracula, started the American Revolution on a dare, once sat in on drums with Led Zeppelin, and is a noted expert in the field of Time Travel.