NFL Week 11 kicks off with Thursday night football
NFL Week 11 kicks off on Thursday with the Seahawks facing the Packers, and both teams are not necessarily where they want to be at this point in the season. This game will serve as a potential springboard for the teams to head where they want to go. We expect an entertaining game between the two solid teams tonight as both teams are coming in to battle it out.
Both teams are quarterbacked by one of the best and most exciting players of the league. The 4-5 Seattle Seahawks take on the 4-4-1 Green Bay Packers at home tonight. Seven of the nine Thursday night games so far have been won by the home team with the road team winning only in games against teams that currently have two wins – when the Eagles beat the Giants in NY and the Broncos beat the Raiders in Oakland.
While you may not want to have any expectations for tonight seeing that the Thursday night games have not been as expected – we have a strong feeling the Seahawks will win.
— Seattle Seahawks (@Seahawks) November 15, 2018
Seattle is 4-5, but plays five of its final seven games in its defending stadium. Seattle is just 1-2 at home, while the Packers are 0-4 on the road.
In the three games since the Seahawks’ bye week, Wilson has thrown eight touchdowns, one interception, has a 71.5 completion percentage, and a 123.5 passer rating. Wilson is heating up, and it comes at a good time as the Seahawks have a tough road ahead to make it to the playoffs. In his past six Thursday games, Wilson is 6-0 with 12 passing touchdowns and only three interceptions for 111.9 rating. Wilson needs one more win to tie Dave Krieg as the Seahawks’ winningest quarterback in the regular season with 70.
Green Bay Packers
— Green Bay Packers (@packers) November 15, 2018
Green Bay Packers can ill afford another loss in its uphill climb to pass the Bears and Vikings in NFC North. The Packers don’t often make a splash in free agency, but they did when signing Jimmy Graham to be Rodgers’ new top tight end. Graham spent the prior three seasons with the Seahawks as one of Wilson’s favourite targets and was named to the Pro Bowl twice during that time.
Graham has five touchdown receptions in his last four road games against NFC West teams and ranks second in receiving touchdowns against NFC West teams since 2010, falling behind only Cardinals wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald, who has 19 receiving touchdowns in 51 games against the division.
Graham is off to a solid start this season with 33 catches for 439 yards and two touchdowns. He’ll be looking to add onto that against his former team tonight.